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John Goodman & Billy Crystal to Reprise ‘Monsters Inc.’ Roles for Disney+ Series

Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their beloved roles as Mike and Sulley in “Monsters At Work,” a new animated series for families set to premiere on Disney+ in 2020. Produced by Disney Television Animation and inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Monsters, Inc.,” the series picks up six months after the original movie’s story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams.

“Monsters At Work” follows Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman), an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a Jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley.

Starring alongside Feldman (“Superstore”) is Kelly Marie Tran (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Henry Winkler (“Barry”) as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Alanna Ubach (“Coco”) as Cutter, the officious rule follower; and Stephen Stanton (“Star Wars Resistance”) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team. Aisha Tyler (“Archer”) voices Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.

In addition to Crystal and Goodman, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and the new character, Bernard; Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae; and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz.

Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Planes: Fire & Rescue”) with Ferrell Barron (“Planes: Fire & Rescue”) serving as producer. Kat Good (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”) and Rob Gibbs (“Monsters, Inc.”) are directors.

Disney+ Streaming Service to Feature Entire Movie Library

Today during the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, shared some new details about Disney+. The streaming service will not only be home to new and original Star Wars, Disney, Pixar and National Geographic content but it will also showcase Disney’s entire movie library!

For those who aren’t familiar, Disney has relied on the “Disney Vault” system for years. Many of its animated classics would be released on home video for a limited time before they were put back into the “Disney Vault,” to be released again after several years.

This is great news for Disney fans who would love to have access to Disney’s entire movie library right at their fingertips!

Disney+ is scheduled to debut later this year.

Disney+ to Develop Series Based on Iconic Disney Villains

According to Variety.com, Disney+ is developing a scripted series that will focus on iconic Disney villains.

The series is currently titled “Book of Enchantments” and will be based on the “Villains” book series penned by Serena Valentino. It will tell the origin stories of Disney characters like Ursula from “The Little Mermaid”, The Beast from “Beauty and the Beast”, Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty and The Wicked Queen from “Snow White”. Michael Seitzman will write and produce the series.

The Disney+ streaming service is scheduled to launch in late 2019,

Stay tuned for more details!