Disney+ has released a first glimpse at the lead character in their upcoming original series Monsters At Work. A spinoff of the hit film Monsters, Inc, Monsters At Work stars Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon, with Billy Crystal (Mike) and John Goodman (Sully) set to reprise their roles.
Released by Pixar and Disney in 2001, the animated film centered on Mike and Sully - two monsters employed at the titular energy-producing factory fueled by the harvested screams of children. Set in the city of Monstropolis, Mike and Sully encounter a roadblock in their seemingly normal evening when they discover a small girl has breached the factory. Sully nicknames the girl “Boo”, and the two embark on an action-packed journey to return the child home. Monsters, Inc was a huge triumph for Disney/Pixar, and raked in almost $600 million at the box office. The success of the original film spawned the prequel film, Monsters University, which dives into the origin story of Mike and Sully’s friendship. Now, Disney+ is continuing the adventure of the monsters, not as an additional film, but as a series.
Set to premiere on Disney+ in 2020, Monsters At Work picks up six months after the events that occurred in Monsters, Inc. Monsters At Work centers on Tylor Tuskmon, a youthful and eager mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT). Tuskmon’s mission in life is to work with his idols, Mike and Sully, on the Laugh Floor of the factory. The new generation of monsters will include Kelly Marie Tran as Tylor's best friend Val Little, Henry Winkler as Fritz the boss, Alanna Ubach as meticulous rule-followers Cutter, Lucas Neff as a plumber named Duncan, Stephen Stanton playing dual roles as custodians Smitty and Needleman, and Aisha Tyler as Tylor’s mom. Joining the returning cast are John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Jennifer Tilly (Celia), and Bob Peterson (Roz). Feldman (Silicon Valley, Superstore) took to social media to unveil the first look at his character. See the image of Tylor Tuskmon from Twitter below:
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
Tylor Tuskmon looks to be friendly, eager, yellow, and bears tiny tusks. Monsters At Work is helmed by Disney veteran Bobs Gannaway (Mickey Mouse ClubHouse) and produced by Ferrell Barron (Planes: Fire & Rescue). Launching in November, Disney+’s catalog is padded with Marvel and Star Wars titles, and appears to also be focusing on its animation slate. Joining the highly anticipated Monsters At Work are animated series Bluey - the number one children’s series of 2019 on metro broadcast television - and a reboot of the classic cartoon Chip ‘n’ Dale. Monsters At Work will be the second Disney/Pixar collaboration for a television series based on a film since Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
Offered at a competitively low price of seven dollars a month, Disney+ continues to solidify its place as a top contender in the streaming service wars. Given the tremendous success of Monsters, Inc and Monsters University, Disney and Pixar could have effortlessly made Monsters At Work into a third film. However, with Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2 on the horizon, it was a wise choice to bring the monsters back in the form of an original series for Disney+. Monsters At Work only being accessible by the streaming service may boost subscriptions, and tip the scale for those unsure about commitment. No doubt viewers are looking forward to seeing Mike, Sully and Tuskmon’s adventures in Monsters At Work on Disney+.
Source: Ben Feldman/Twitter