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Monstropolis is back! Monsters at Work, the highly anticipated sequel to Monsters, Inc. has hit Disney+ with a bunch of our old favorites, as well as some new monster faces! While sadly this world doesn't include Boo from the original movie, longtime BFFs Mike Wazowski and Sully are, of course, back, voiced as always by Billy Crystal and John Goodman, respectively. The series also introduces us to Tylor Tuskmon, voiced by Ben Feldman, a new employee at Monsters, Inc. Old or new, the entire Monsters at Work voice cast boast impressive resumes, which isn't surprising for a Pixar project.
While Monsters University served as a prequel to the beloved (by most) 2001 movie, Monsters at Work is a true sequel, with the Monsters, Inc. company making a huge switch from scaring to laughing. Recent Monsters U graduate Tylor Tuskmon was at the top of his class as a Scarer and is shocked by the company's new direction when he shows up for his first day of work. Tylor had dreamed of working with his idol, Sulley, but instead he's assigned to be a mechanic with MIFT, the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team. So who's new and who's back in the world of Monsters Inc.? Let's take a look at the voices behind the monsters of Monsters at Work.
Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon)
Leading the cast of new characters in Monsters at Work is Ben Feldman as recent Scare major Tylor Tuskmon, who arrives at Monsters, Inc. just as the company shifts from scaring to laughing. Feldman is fresh off a longtime gig as Jonah Simms on Superstore and is also known for his recurring roles on AMC's Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva and Silicon Valley. He was also the voice of Chris and others on Big Hero 6: The Series.
Mindy Kaling (Val Little)
Val Little is Tylor's best friend, voiced by the beloved Mindy Kaling. Kaling came into fame as Kelly Kapoor on The Office and has since starred in her own TV series, The Mindy Project, co-created Netflix's quirky teen drama Never Have I Ever and is writing the script for Legally Blonde 3. Her voice roles include Disgust in Inside Out and Taffyta Muttonfudge in Wreck-It Ralph.
Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski)
Billy Crystal returns as Monster, Inc. star Mike Wazowski, who finds himself in a new position of power in Monsters at Work. Crystal is Hollywood royalty, not only starring in iconic roles like Mitch in City Slickers, NBA referee Mickey in Forget Paris and the lead in When Harry Met Sally with Meg Ryan, but also honoring his peers as a nine-time Academy Awards host.
John Goodman (Sulley)
The Scarer that started it all, Sulley, is back for Monsters at Work, voiced as always by John Goodman. Goodman is known on the screen for his iconic role as Dan Conner on Roseanne and The Conners. He took over the presidency as a guest star on The West Wing, but he did not roll on Shabbos as Walter in The Big Lebowski. Goodman has done quite a bit of voice work as well, including films like The Emperor's New Groove, The Jungle Book 2, Bee Movie and The Princess and the Frog.
Henry Winkler (Fritz)
Henry Winkler plays Fritz, Tylor's boss. Winkler, classically known as The Fonz from Happy Days, has lent his voice as Mall Santa on an episode of Bob's Burgers, as well as on shows like DuckTales, Bubble Guppies and Bojack Horseman. Outside of the animated world, Winkler is known for his award-winning portrayal of Gene Cousineau in Barry and as the hilariously inept family lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development.
Lucas Neff (Duncan)
Lucas Neff, likely best known as Jimmy Chance from Raising Hope, will provide the voice for the four-eyed monster Duncan, assistant supervisor at MIFT. He also starred as Caleb on the CBS sitcom Carol's Second Act and as David Poland in the Lifetime series American Princess. As for voice acting, you may recognize Neff as Noodle Burger Boy from Big Hero 6: The Series.
Alanna Ubach (Cutter)
The crab-like monster Cutter is a MIFT mechanic voiced by Alanna Ubach. You might know Ubach best as Serena in Legally Blonde, or Jo from Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, but along with her work in movies like The Brady Bunch Movie, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and Waiting, Ubach has been lending her voice to roles for a long time. From Puppy Dog Pals and El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, to Academy Award-winning films like Rango and Coco.
Bonnie Hunt (Ms. Flint)
Bonnie Hunt is back as Ms. Flint, who is now in charge of training Jokesters, as Monsters, Inc. changes its tone from scary to funny. Hunt is known for movies including Jerry Maguire, Beethoven and Jumanji opposite Robin Williams, to name a few, but is also a long-time member of the Pixar world, voicing Sally and Dolly in the Cars and Toy Story franchises, respectively, as well as Rosie in A Bug's Life and Bonnie Hopps in Zootopia.
Jennifer Tilly (Celia)
Some of her resume isn't super family friendly, like the Child's Play franchise and Jim Carrey's Liar, Liar, but that's okay with us, as Jennifer Tilly is a mainstay in the Monsters, Inc. universe as Mike's devoted girlfriend Celia, who is the new Laugh Floor Supervisor. Tilly's distinctive voice can also be found on Family Guy, where she plays Bonnie Swanson, and on guest spots in Hey Arnold! and The Simpsons.
Bob Peterson (Roze/Roz)
Bob Peterson, who voices the grumpy slug-like twins Roze and Roz in Monsters at Work, has worked at Pixar since 1994. From making us cry as co-director of Up (as well as the voice of Dug), to co-writing Finding Nemo and Cars 3 to being an animator on Toy Story, Peterson has done it all and also usually provides additional voices to the projects.
Aisha Tyler (Millie Tuskmon)
As Monsters at Work introduces our new hero Tylor Tuskmon, we also get his mother, Millie, voiced by Aisha Tyler. Tyler's voice acting is iconic in the adult animation world for her role as Lana Kane on Archer, as well as Sextina Aquafina on Bojack Horseman. Outside of animation, she is currently the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and is also known for her roles as Tara Lewis on Criminal Minds and Charlie on Friends.
Stephen Stanton (Needleman and Smitty)
Two returning characters who will see a new voice are Needleman and Smitty. Stephen Stanton is inheriting the voice roles of the custodial duo from Daniel Gerson, who died in 2016. Stanton can also currently be found voicing Admiral Tarkin on Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The prominent voice actor has also been multiple characters in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, Sleepy in Disney's Snow White-inspired series The 7D, and Fred Dukes and Blob in Wolverine and the X-Men. He's done voice work for Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Parks and Recreation.
Alfred Molina (Professor Knight)
Alfred Molina is back as Professor Knight, the Scaring professor from the Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University. A renowned actor in the theater as well as film and television, Molina's resume includes movies such as Rango, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Frozen II. He'll reprise the character of Doctor Octopus in the upcoming film Spider-Man: No Way Home. His TV voice credits include Gravity Falls, Infinity Train, Harley Quinn, Solar Opposites, Rick and Morty... The list goes on and on.
Curtis Armstrong (Mr. Crummyham)
Mr. Crummyham is voiced by Curtis Armstrong, well-known as Booger from the Revenge of the Nerds movies. He's more recently been seen as Megatron on Supernatural and heard as Ezekiel the Cockroach on Doom Patrol. Armstrong's voice work also includes a recurring role on American Dad! and guest spots on The Loud House and Tangled: The Series.
John Ratzenberger (Yeti)
The intimidating but friendly Yeti from Monsters, Inc. returns, voiced by the most famous voice at Pixar. John Ratzenberger's claim to fame used to be Cliff from Cheers, but for this generation, Ratzenberger is Hamm from Toy Story, Underminer in The Incredibles, Juan Ortodoncia in Coco, Mack from Cars, Mustafa in Ratatouille, P.T. Flea in A Bug's Life, and just so many more, including a special cameo in Soul.
Gabriel Iglesias (Gary)
Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is back as Mike Wazowski's nemesis Gary. Iglesias was a contestant on Last Comic Standing, and now has his own Netflix comedy Mr. Iglesias. He is known for numerous voice roles including on UglyDolls, Coco and The Nut Job. The Magic Mike actor also will be featured in the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy.
With such high-quality voice actors, who include some of film and televisions true legends, it's so exciting to have more stories coming out of Monstropolis. It's been eight years since Monsters University, so fans are definitely ready for more. And who knows? The characters are so beloved that more series and sequels are always a possibility! The first two episodes of the 10-episode season of Monsters at Work are streaming now on Disney+, with new episodes coming every Wednesday. Check out our full list of upcoming Disney movies, and stay up to date with what to watch with our 2021 Summer TV schedule.
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