The monstrous world of Monsters, Inc. with the highly anticipated spin-off series, “Monsters at Work,” is all set to grace Disney+ more soon than you thought with a whole new set of lovable characters!
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the original film or a newcomer to the Monsters, Inc. media franchise, Monsters at Work’s much-awaited second season is ready, and it looks like the series is promising to deliver an unforgettable adventure of Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) that will once again be packed with laughter and heartwarming moments.
This animated show was able to captivate audiences of all ages even after two decades have passed since the first movie, “Monsters, Inc.” produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, and the 2013 prequel Monsters University was released worldwide! Recently, Disney had a special surprise as they held a special panel at the New York Comic Con for the upcoming second season of the Disney+ Original series, “Monsters At Work.”
In the panel, executive producer Kevin Deters revealed information about the second season guest cast along with a sneak peek screening ahead of its debut in 2024! “Monsters At Work” is inspired by the world of Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Monsters, Inc.,” and introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites. On the other hand, the series was created by Disney Television Animation rather than Pixar.
The first season debuted on Disney+ in the summer of 2021, it 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. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.
From Disney Branded Television and produced by Disney Television Animation, Monsters At Work season two is executive produced by Disney animation veteran and Emmy Award-winner Kevin Deters (Wreck-It Ralph, Prep & Landing). Emmy Award-winner Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing) is supervising director, Colleen Evanson (DuckTales) is the story editor, and Melissa Kurtz (Planes: Fire & Rescue) is a producer. The series stars Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P Sullivan aka Sulley), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val Little), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter).
In addition to this, during the panel, some of the special guest stars who will be reprising their roles from the “Monsters University” film were revealed, including:
Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus) as Claire Wheeler, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s The Rookie) as Johnny Worthington III, and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Chet Alexander. Additional guest cast includes Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Jenifer Lewis (ABC’s black-ish), Ali Wong (Beef), Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Danny Pudi (Community), Cody Rigsby (Peloton instructor, Author, TV personality), Jimmy Tatro (ABC’s Home Economics), Danny Trejo (Machete), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien).
Take a look at the official first-look characters posters of Plaza, Fillion, and Moynihan below:
For the curious fans, we present to you the official synopsis of the second season, which follows: “In season two, Tylor’s journey as a Jokester and his friendship with Val face the ultimate test. When new doors of opportunity unexpectedly open at rival energy company FearCo, Tylor’s co-workers at Monsters Inc. begin to question where his loyalties truly lie. As his Laugh Floor partnership with Val is pushed to the brink, Tylor must discover where he really belongs.”
That’s not it! The guests attending the panel called “Monsters At Work” – A First Look Behind the Doors of Season Two, which took place on Sunday, 15th October 2023, in Room 405, were treated to an early preview of the first two episodes of the second season which hasn’t been released publically. The panel’s official description states, “Get your fix of monstrous surprises with a sneak peek screening of “Monsters At Work” ahead of its season two debut.
For the time being, we urge the readers to watch the first season of “Monsters At Work” on Disney+, which is the streaming home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, along with the two films “Monsters Inc.” and “Monsters University.” Lastly, check out the official 30-second Monsters At Work Season 2 announcement, which was released back on June 15, 2022, stating, “Incoming: enough laughter to power all of Monstropolis,” below:
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be streaming the second season or not.