Disney+ series Monsters at Work, based on the beloved Pixar animated film, Monsters, Inc., will be heading back to the streaming platform in 2023 with brand new episodes. The announcement confirming the second season came along with a fun & cute video from Disney featuring some of the characters.
The main cast from season one of Monsters at Work included Billy Crystal ("Mike"), John Goodman ("Sulley"), Ben Feldman ("Tylor"), Mindy Kaling ("Val"), Henry Winkler ("Fritz"), Lucas Neff ("Duncan"), and Alanna Ubach ("Cutter"), who will all be returning for the second season. The new season is executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Kevin Deters ("Prep & Landing," "Olaf's Frozen Adventure"). Now here's a look at the official Season 2 announcement video, followed by an overview of the series and a look back at the original trailer.
"Monsters At Work" takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started 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. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.
In season two, Tylor's journey as a Jokester and his friendship with Val face the ultimate test. When new doors of opportunity unexpectedly open at rival energy company FearCo, Tylor's co-workers at Monsters Inc. begin to question where his loyalties truly lie. As his Laugh Floor partnership with Val is pushed to the brink, Tylor must discover where he really belongs. The original Monsters, Inc. film was released back in 2001 with a prequel, Monsters University, released in 2013 focusing on the origins of the friendship and start of Mike and Sully. Last year it was unknown exactly if Monsters at Work was going to be returning sooner or later for the second season. Luckily, we've now got an official announcement and can expect the series next year and we can expect more laughter and content from the team bringing power to the city of Monstropolis.