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Mindy Kaling Joins Voice Cast of ‘Monsters Inc.’ Spin off Series

Mindy Kaling Joins Voice Cast of ‘Monsters Inc.’ Spin off Series

  • She will voice the role of Val Little, an enthusiastic member of the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team.

Actor-comedian Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to “Monsters At Work,” Disney+’s upcoming animated series, inspired by Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Monsters Inc.,” Disney announced recently. Kaling will voice the role of Val Little, an enthusiastic member of the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (aka “MIFT”). 

Additionally, Bonnie Hunt will return to the franchise to reprise her role as Ms. Flint, who was formerly in charge of training new Scarers at Monsters, Inc. She will now manage the department responsible for recruiting and training the funniest monsters to become Jokesters. Produced by Disney Television Animation, “Monsters At Work” takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city ofMonstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. 

It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, voiced by Ben Feldman, 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 scarring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to MIFT, he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.

As previously announced by Disney, Billy Crystal and John Goodman return to reprise their roles as the popular Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. Also starring alongside Feldman and Kaling as part of the MIFT crew is Henry Winkler as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; and Alanna Ubach as Cutter, the officious rule follower.  In addition to Crystal, Goodman and Hunt, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and Tylor’s dad, Bernard, Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz. Voicing additional characters are Stephen Stanton as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team at Monsters, Inc., and Aisha Tyler as Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.

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The series was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway. Sean Lurie is producer, and Kat Good and Steve Anderson serve as supervising directors. “Monsters At Work” will begin streaming Friday, July 2, exclusively on Disney+.

Kaling was last seen on the big screen in “Late Night” (2019) as Molly Patel. The film also stars Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, and Amy Ryan. Kaling along with Lang Fisher created a Netflix series titled “Never Have I Ever” (2020), a coming of age comedy-drama show which was trending on the OTT platform for weeks.

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