I don’t know about you, but I sure do love a kids movie that my babies and I can both enjoy. Since I’ve become a parent, I’ve found kids entertainment a little hit or miss, but I can *usually* count on Disney to deliver in this area and the movies Monsters Inc. and Monsters University fall into the category of movies that are both kid-and-parent-approved in my house! I loves me some Mike and Sulley, I’ll admit it!
Sooo, I was honestly pleased as punch today when I heard that Disney is bringing that Monsters, Inc. crew to the small screen on its new streaming service!!! Unlike some movie-to-tv-adaptations, this one will include the original cast we all know and love, so I say, BRING IT ON! John Goodman and Billy Crystal back at it? HOLLA!!!
According to Disney’s press release, the show, called “Monsters at Work,” will pick up six months after Monsters, Inc. left off. It “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,” the press release says.
With a bunch of other returning voices like John Ratzenberger and Jennifer Tilly, as well as some new stars we know and love, I think this is sure to be a hit with parents and kids alike! But of course, it’s only going to be available on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney +. So what’s the skinny on that? The press release goes on to say:
‘Launching in late 2019, Disney+ will be the ultimate streaming destination for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live action and animated series and short-form content, along with unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment. The service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” and “Star Wars Episode IX.”’
Although I am super intrigued that I can fiiiinalllly have access to some of the Disney movies I loved as a kid that I can’t seem to get anywhere else, I haven’t decided if my family will jump on board yet. I guess I’ll wait and see how much Disney + is going to run, price-wise…but with new show offerings like “Monsters at Work,” as well as the availability of old favorites, this new streaming option might be hard to resist! What do you think? Are you excited to see Mike and Sulley on some new adventures?