One of the first original series announced for Disney+ was “Monsters At Work”, which takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.
Disney has announced that Mindy Kaling has joined the cast of Disney+’s highly anticipated animated series “Monsters At Work.” Kaling will voice the role of Val Little, an enthusiastic member of the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (aka “MIFT”). Additionally, Bonnie Hunt will reprise her role as Ms. Flint, who was formerly in charge of training new Scarers at Monsters, Inc., but will now manage the department responsible for recruiting and training the funniest monsters to become Jokesters.
Some new images of the new characters from the series have also been released:
Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman)
When the series begins, Tylor has just graduated top of his class at Monsters University and is ready to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional Scarer. Too bad scares are out and laughs are in, so Tylor is temporarily reassigned to MIFT while he figures out how to become a Jokester.
Fritz (Henry Winkler)
Fritz is described as “the scatterbrained” boss of Tylor’s MIFT team.
Val Little (Mindy Kaling)
Having previously voiced Disgust in Inside Out, Mindy Kaling returns to Pixar to voice the furry Val Little. As you can perhaps tell from her eager smile, Val is an “enthusiastic” member of MIFT.
Cutter (Alanna Ubach)
Voiced by Alanna Ubach from Coco, Cutter is “an officious rule follower.”
Duncan (Lucas Neff)
Duncan’s design makes him look like a schemer, and he is described as an “opportunistic” plumber.
Mike & Sulley (Billy Crystal and John Goodman)
It wouldn’t be a Monsters show without these two friends, would it? Monsters At Work is set to begin one day after the end of Monsters, Inc., which means Sulley should just be starting his run as CEO. Mike’s witty personality will surely be a much better fit for the new laugh-based system than the formerly fearful one.
During the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Disney confirmed the first episode of the new animated series will be coming to Disney+ on July 2nd, with new episodes dropping weekly.
What do you think of these new characters?
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