Billy Crystal Confirms Monsters Inc. TV Show Monsters At Work Is Still In The Pipeline
Original stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman will be reprising their roles alongside a star-studded cast.
Crystal confirmed that Monsters at Work will be an episodic show, and will have him and John Goodman reprising their roles as Mike and Sully. He also gave a more solid indication of when the show will be set within the Monster's Inc. timeline.
"It's a series. John Goodman and I are Sully and Mike. The show, time-wise, starts six months after 'Monsters, Inc.' ended," Crystal told Collider. "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."
Alongside Crystal and Goodman, the cast will feature the voices of several stars including Kelly Marie Tran, Jennifer Tilly, Alanna Ubach, Ben Feldmen, John Ratzenberger, and Bob Peterson. Feldmen is voicing the main character, Tylor Tuskmon, a talented young mechanic who works on the Monster's Inc. Facilities Team, but aspires to join his idols Sully and Mike on the Laugh Floor.
According to Crystal, several episodes have already been recorded despite a break due to the pandemic. The actor stated that he thinks episodes are a mix of full-length and half-hour installments. "Some are full-length. Some are half-hour. It's hard to tell when you're just reading. But they're full scripts and it's a continuing story, so I think it's really gonna be fun."
The original film is coming up on its 20th anniversary this November, as Crystal noted in his interview. "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," he said. Monsters at Work is expected to debut sometime in 2021, so maybe an anniversary celebration will be in order.
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