Legendary actor Billy Crystal recently shared an update on the upcoming Disney+ series, Monsters at Work.
The series, which was announced in 2019 and originally slated to debut on the Disney+ streaming platform in 2020 faced, like many other television shows and movies, a number of pandemic-related production delays.
Now, Crystal has assured fans that the series is still in the works — and that he and John Goodman are having a blast working on the animated show, even with coronavirus health and safety protocols firmly in place! The Mike Wazowski voice actor told Collider:
“It’s a series. John Goodman and I are Sully and Mike. The show, time-wise, starts six months after ‘Monsters, Inc.’ ended. So now, we’re on the Laugh Floor. We’ve created all of the new, young, great characters with some great voice actors, and John and I are reprising our parts. I tell ya, it’s [been] 20 years [since the release of ‘Monsters, Inc.’] and that movie looked amazing 20 years ago. It’s coming up to the 20th anniversary, I believe in September [Editor’s note: ‘Monsters, Inc.’ will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November]. It’s fantastic looking, it’s hilarious, and we’re having a lot of fun doing it.”
In addition to the voice work of Crystal and Goodman — who voiced Mike and Sulley, respectively, in both classic Pixar movie Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013) — Monsters at Work will showcase Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon, Bob Peterson as Roz, John Ratzenberger as Yeti, Stephen Stanton as Needleman, Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae, and Star Wars and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) actress Kelly Marie Tran as Val Little.
Crystal also went on to say:
“Yeah, we’ve done a bunch [of episodes]. We’ve been on a break because of the pandemic. But some I was able to do at home and some I was able to do in a very deserted studio out in Burbank. To be the only one on the lot was a little weird. But yeah, we’re progressing. I don’t know when they’re gonna start [being released] but I promise you they’re really good.”
We don’t know about you, but we can’t see to see more of Mike and Sulley’s Laugh Floor adventures! Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for all of the latest news about Disney-Pixar’s Monsters at Work. There’s no word yet on whether or not Boo will make a cameo appearance.
Are you excited to return to Monstropolis with Mike, Sulley, and the gang?