‘Monsters At Work’ Premiere on Disney Plus Moved Back

Monsters at Work
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Disney Plus has moved back the start date for animated series Monsters At Work. The show, inspired by the 2001 film Monsters, Inc., was initially set for a July 2 premiere. It is now debuting July 7. 

Disney Plus is shifting the premiere day for series from Fridays to Wednesdays, as happened with Loki

There are 10 episodes of Monsters At Work. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike and Sulley in the series, which picks up six months after the conclusion of Monsters, Inc. The power plant discovers it can generate more energy from laughter than from screams. It follows a new character, Tylor Tuskmon (played by Ben Feldman), who arrives at Monsters, Inc. psyched to make kids scream, only to learn his job has changed.

The series takes the viewer beneath the Monsters, Inc. plant. “It’s like going underneath Disneyland,” said executive producer Bobs Gannaway. “You see the workings beneath the out-facing areas.”

Disney Plus original movies will continue to premiere on Fridays. 

As a result of the premiere shift for original series, Turner & Hooch and Behind the Attraction debut July 21, Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life, Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse get going July 28, season two of Short Circuit starts August 4 and Growing Up Animal premieres August 18.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.