Earlier this year, Disney announced its plans for their own streaming service, expected to become available in 2019. Until recently, we haven’t been provided with many more details on top of this, but last week, Disney chairman Bob Iger revealed that a number of new spin-off series will be created for the service, including a Monsters Inc. series.
Pixar has already revisited Pete Docter’s Monsters Inc. with the prequel Monsters University. Many felt that a direct sequel would have been more satisfying, but Monsters University‘s lovable new characters, inspiring messages, and heart-warming character development made it a very worthy addition to the Monsters Inc. universe. But what direction will the new Monsters Inc. spin-off series take? Monsters University proved that Pixar are anything but predictable – the prequel was incredibly creative and fleshed out the world in a way that we couldn’t have imagined ourselves. So here are 5 things that we would love to see in Monsters Inc.‘s newly announced spin-off, but we’re always open to a few curveballs. Let’s hope this series catches us by surprise in the same way that Monsters University did.
This girl has potential. She overcame her fear of the monster that lived under her bed and pretty much saved the energy crisis in Monstropolis at the age of 2. We’d love to see what her bright future has in store for her.
Roz did appear in Monsters University but is still shrouded in just as much mystery as ever. We want answers.
3. Some good, old-fashioned Mike/Sulley BFF interactions
Mike and Sulley bounce off each other in just the right way.
4. Randy Newman
Randy Newman wrote the music for both Monsters Inc. and Monsters University – the jazzy soundtracks really gave the movies a lot of their character. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be treated to an all new yet familiar score?
5. The return of some underappreciated Monsters Inc. characters
Whatever happened to Needleman and Smitty? And Waxworth? (You know… He’s got them shifty eyes.)
There’s no set release date for the new Monsters Inc. spin-off series, but no doubt more news will be released before the Disney streaming service becomes available in 2019.