Besides the Marvel miniseries and Star Wars’ The Mandalorian, Disney+ is also making some other shows based on other Disney films—one of them being a spinoff to Monsters Inc. titled Monsters at Work. The show will apparently focus on a whole new character named Tylor Tuskmon, and Ben Feldman (Mad Men, Silicon Valley) has shared an official look for the character.
Check him out:
I honestly couldn’t be more excited to finally show you this 1st look painted rendering of me, Tylor Tuskmon, the eager and talented mechanic in #MonstersAtWork -an original series coming to #DisneyPlus 2020. pic.twitter.com/g3QIaZUbAT— Ben Feldman (@WhosBenFeldman) June 12, 2019
Though the show may be focused on Tylor, we’ll still have appearances from characters of the original. Billy Crystal and John Goodman are reprising their roles of Mike and Sully, and even Jennifer Tilly is coming back to voice Celia and John Ratzenberger as the Yeti. The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran also looks to be playing a new character named Val Little.
Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem like Pixar is going to be making this series for Disney+. I guess they have better things to do, and besides this isn’t the first time a Pixar property was taken over by a different animation studio. Disney did the same thing with Planes from 2013.
Here’s the official description for Monsters at Work:
The series picks up six months after the original movie's story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis – thanks to Mike and Sully's discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. Tylor Tuskmon is an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a jokester alongside his idols, Mike and Sully.
No release date has been set for Monsters at Work, but Disney+ is expected to launch this coming Nov. 12.