Monsters at Work is an animated series based on Monsters, Inc. It was first confirmed in a Disney press release on November 9, 2017 as a Disney+ exclusive. It was originally set for premiere in 2020, but it was delayed to July 2, 2021 and then to July 7, 2021. This series is a sequel (though the first episode is a gap sequel as the series takes place after Waternoose' arrest, before Boo's door got repaired) to the film and was developed by Bobs Gannaway. The first season consisted of 10 episodes, running until September 1, 2021.
Cast member Henry Winkler confirmed on Twitter that a second season is in development.
It is the second to have its animation outsourced while still done under Pixar's supervision after Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
It is the first to be a Disney+ exclusive.
This is the first Pixar TV series where the original voice cast members reprise their roles.
This would be John Ratzenberger's first involvement in a Pixar production since Onward , only by eighteen months prior, as he was absent from both Soul (despite having a soul caricature in the film) and Luca, though this could be that Pixar has retired the trend in their films (or at least original ones)
This is the first non-Disney Junior series from Disney Television Animation to be animated in CGI.
According to Billy Crystal, the first season consists of ten episodes.
The series serves as a gap sequel of the movie because it picks up one day following Henry J. Waternoose III's arrest near the end of the original movie, but takes place before the "epilogue" in which Mike rebuilt Boo's door and reunited with Sulley. The connection with the epilogue is seen in "It's Laughter They're After", which recreates the scene to further tie season 1's events to the film. Boo is not brought back to the series as the creators wished to keep her relationship with Sulley following the events of the first movie up to the interpretation of the viewers. It has nothing to do with not loving Boo and not wanting to see her again, it's just that the relationship is so precious that they want to leave it at that, everything can't always stay the same. However, Boo is mentioned in "The Damaged Room" and "It's Laughter They're After" despite not appearing in both episodes. As shown at the end of It's Laughter They're After, it shows the same scene from the movie where Sulley gets surprised by Boo's door reconstructed, with Season 2 in the near future, Boo is actually reconsidered to appear in the series where her reunion will be shown with Sulley and Mike again, but the motion between Sulley and Mike starts to change as she enters.
Randall won't be brought back to the series, due to him being banished in the human world in a southern swamp where he was mistaken by a trailer family for an alligator, this also takes place after he got banished. But like Boo being mentioned a couple times, he hasn't once been mentioned throughout the series.
Mr. Waternoose is arrested from the company and is no longer the owner of the factory and he on the other will also not be appearing in the series himself in person, he is pictured instead.
The production team visited two power plants to get an idea of what it was like working there and to get a sense of how people responded.
"Bad Hair Day" is the only episode where Sulley and Mike are absent from so far, if not counting Mike's appearance in the Mike's Comedy Class segment.
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