In my opinion, it’s one of the last films Pixar tried to make funny rather than outright emotional and while I get that it had very little of the magic that the original film had, the whole Coco film had around two laughs and the heartfelt moments were incredibly contrived.
Also, Monsters, Inc. – along with Ratatouille and maybe the first Incredibles – is the best Pixar film to date, so it’s always nice to be reminded of that.
Anyway, with Disney+ somewhere on the horizon, the production company are looking to make the streaming service more and more enticing, and along with various Star Wars and Marvel projects that we already know about, they’ve announced that a Monsters, Inc. TV show is coming out.
Weird, I know, but to their credit, Disney are changing things up a bit and not explicitly making it about the old main characters, Mike and Sulley.
The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman (the guy who cut his nipple off in Mad Men)), who’s a charismatic mechanic on the Facilities Team in Monsters, Inc. Obviously though, he’s not content working as a mechanic, and has dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.
As you might have guessed, the show will be set six months after the events of the first film, hence the monsters harvesting laughter, rather than screams.
Rather happily the old cast of John Goodman (Sulley) Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Jennifer Tilly (Celia) and Bob Peterson (Roz) will all be returning, along with some new faces, such as Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, Stephen Stanton and Aisha Tyler.
The show airs in 2020 and will be exclusive to Disney+.
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