Monsters At Work was one of the original series that was announced even before Disney+ launched back in November 2019. The series will be a sequel to the very popular Pixar movie, “Monsters Inc”, and is being made by Disney Television Animation.
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.
Ben Feldman stars as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon in the series, which introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites, including Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, who will again be voiced by renowned actors Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Starring alongside Feldman and Kaling as part of the MIFT crew is Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”) as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; and Alanna Ubach (“Coco”) as Cutter, the officious rule follower.
Some new character images 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.
“Monsters At Work” will begin streaming Friday, July 2, exclusively on Disney+.