Posted Tue Jun 11, 2019 at 01:25 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The animated chipmunks are heading to Disney+.
As reported by Variety, Disney has announced a new Chip 'n' Dale animated series for its Disney+ streaming service. In addition, the company has shared a new logo for its upcoming Monsters at Work show. The news was shared as part of the studio's recent presentation at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France.
The Chip 'n' Dale show will focus on the studio's famous pair of chipmunks at they get into slap-stick adventures in the big city. The series will use a traditional animated style and is set to comprise of 39, seven minute episodes. Disney's London-based team is developing the show in co-production with Marc du Pontavice's Paris-based Xilam (Paprika, Mr. Magoo).
Meanwhile, Monsters at Work will serve as a continuation of the Monsters, Inc. franchise. Billy Crystal and John Goodman are both returning to voice lovable monsters Mike and Sulley respectively. Other returning cast members from previous entries in the franchise will include John Ratzenberger as Yeti, Jennifer Tilly as Celia, and Bob Peterson as Roz. In addition, the show will also be home to new characters voiced by Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Aisha Tyler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, and Stephen Stanton.
The series will take place six months after the events of Monsters, Inc. and will focus on a monster mechanic named Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman) who dreams about working with Mike and Sulley on the Laugh Floor. Disney Television Animation will produce the series along with Ferrell Barron. Bobs Gannaway serves as executive producer and Montpellier-based Dwarf Animation will produce the show's animation. An exact release date has not been announced yet, but Monsters at Work is set to premiere sometime in 2020.
Disney+ is set to launch on November 12, 2019 for a monthly subscription price of $6.99 or an annual subscription price of $69.99.
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