Mindy Kaling and Henry Winkler have joined the cast of the highly anticipated Disney+ animated television series Monsters At Work.
Monsters At Work, based on Pixar’s Monsters Inc., 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 addition to returning cast members Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly and John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt and Ben Feldman, Mindy Kaling will voice the role of Val Little, an enthusiastic member of the MIFT. Also part of the MIFT crew is Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; and Alanna Ubach (Coco) as Cutter, the officious rule follower. Voicing additional characters are Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team at Monsters, Inc, and Aisha Tyler (Archer) who is scooping up the role of Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.
Monsters at Work is produced by Disney Television Animation and will begin streaming Friday, July 2, exclusively on Disney+.