John Goodman and Billy Crystal are set to return as lovable monsters Sulley and Mike in an animated series that will serve as a sequel to the original 2001 movie. According to Deadline, Monsters At Work "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."
Both Mike and Sulley will play a significant role in the series, the lead will be a new character named Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman). Much like every monster at MIFT, Tylor dreams of leaving the factory behind to work side by side with his heroes on the Laugh Floor, Mike and Sulley. Also amongst the voice cast is Henry Winkler, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, and Aisha Tyler with Pixar's good luck charm John Ratzenberger back as Yeti.
Monsters At Work is one of many high-profile Disney+ exclusives that the Mouse House is currently developing. The Star Wars universe is expanding with three (so far) TV shows, The Mandalorian, an untitled Rogue One prequel, and the revival of the ruddy brilliant Clone Wars animated series. Star Wars isn't the only universe that will be getting bigger as there is a roster of Marvel-based offerings on the way. Loki is getting his own prequel series that will see Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief wreck havoc across time. Part-time Avengers, but full-time frenemies Falcon and Bucky Barnes will team-up for a buddy-movie type event series which now that I've said it out loud sounds like the best idea ever. If that wasn't already an embarrassment of riches, The Vision & Scarlet Witch are also pairing up for a limited series which has Black Widow writer Jac Schaeffer as showrunner. That's just the ones we know about, and now that the 20th Century Fox deal has gone through, Disney has hundreds of new properties and characters to develop for its hungry streaming platform.
Monsters At Work will debut early 2020, but the exact launch date of Disney+ has yet to be revealed. All we know for sure is that it will arrive in the US late this year, beyond that it remains unclear when it will be available to the rest of the world.