The second season of Monsters at Work is coming in 2023 on Disney+. Let’s look at the star-studded cast and beloved characters returning for the Monsters, Inc. spinoff series.
Our Favorite Monsters are Back in Action in 2023! Disney+ has unveiled the spectacular voice cast for season two of Monsters at Work. This is exciting news for fans eagerly awaiting the return of Mike, Sulley, and friends from the hit Monsters, Inc. franchise.
Iconic Duo Returns 20 Years After First Film
It’s now been 20 years since the original Monsters, Inc. film hit movie theaters. The instant animated classic from director Pete Docter and co-directors Lee Unkrich and David Silverman introduced audiences to the original story of laughter from children powering a monster metropolis. With its creative premise, colorful cast of characters, and countless iconic lines, Monsters, Inc. left a lasting impact on a generation.
The dynamite duo of Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan takes center stage once again in the Disney+ series Monsters at Work. This time, the action takes place after the events of the first film. We follow the further adventures of Mike, Sulley, and their colleagues as they take on the new task of harvesting children’s laughter.
Packed Guest Star Lineup for Season 2
At New York Comic Con 2022, executive producer Kevin Deters lifted the curtain on the star-studded cast joining season two of Monsters at Work. The animated series will feature numerous guest stars, including:
- Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus) as Claire Wheeler
- Nathan Fillion (The Rookie) as the voice of Johnny Worthington III
- Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Chet Alexander
And there’s more! Other vocal guests will include:
- Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
- Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death)
- Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
- Jenifer Lewis (black-ish)
- Ali Wong (Beef)
- Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
- Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live)
- Danny Pudi (Community)
- Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby
- Jimmy Tatro (Home Economics)
- Danny Trejo (Machete)
- Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
- Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien)
This amazing lineup promises many surprises and cameos in the new season!
Beloved Characters Returning
Of course, the core cast will also be back for the new episodes. Billy Crystal returns as the voice of Mike Wazowski (Bob in the French version). John Goodman is also reprising his role as James P. Sullivan (Sulli).
Other returning cast members include:
- Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon
- Mindy Kaling as Val Little
- Henry Winkler as Fritz
- Lucas Neff as Duncan
- Alanna Ubach as Cutter
Fans can look forward to more adventures with their favorite monsters when the series returns on Disney+.
What is Monsters at Work About?
For those who missed season one, Monsters at Work picks up chronologically after the events of Monsters, Inc. It follows life at the Monstropolis plant as they begin harvesting children’s laughter instead of screams.
This is a huge change for the factory employees, especially recent Monsters University grad Tylor Tuskmon. He dreamed of scaring kids, but now has to adapt to the new goal of making them laugh instead.
Throughout the episodes, Tylor tries to find his place among the experienced team of Mike, Sulley, Fritz, Duncan, and Cutter. They all face fresh challenges getting used to collecting positive energy rather than fueling nightmares.
Release Date Still a Secret
So far, Disney+ has not announced an exact premiere date for season two of Monsters at Work. All we know is it’s arriving sometime in 2023 on the streaming platform.
Fans will have to be patient for now before discovering the next adventures of our beloved monsters. In the meantime, they can rewatch season one of the series and the original Monsters, Inc. film on Disney+.
It’s clear this second season promises plenty of surprises. With all these stars joining the cast, Mike, Sulley and friends are sure to deliver some hilarious new escapades. See you in 2023 for more laughs with our favorite monsters!
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