Monsters at Work opens with a new monster, Tylor Tuskmon who has a similar build to Sulley and has a great scare ability. Just before he graduates university his instructor gives him a letter from Monsters Inc with a job offer. The only problem is between the letter going out and him arriving to work Monsters Inc has gone through several changes.
The former ceo has gone to prison for hoarding screams to power Monstropolis and the board has chosen Sulley and Mike to run the company. The goal now they get told is to store laughter and this means the two buddies have to retrain and hire monsters to fill this role.
Unfortunately for Tylor instead of going straight to retraining and getting paid, he gets reassigned to Monsters Inc Facilities Team which he feels is beneath him. So Tylor finds his way to the working area and tries to make a boy laugh. It goes terribly wrong and the boy like Boo comes to the monsters domain however, he gets sent back faster.
Tylor thinks he will get sacked for this but Sulley and Mike don’t do that and instead tell him to continue in the facilities team and do funny classes on the side.
I saw the first two episodes and I found them amusing but they lack some of the magic of the films. I think part of this comes from two things. First the facilities team goes over the top trying to convince Tylor to bond with them. This is not necessary and instead of stretching over two episodes been done in a few minutes. Also, the move from scares to laughs and how it got handles plays out like a fast scene change on a stage instead being a series of scenes and going slower. Despite this I do feel I want to see the next two episodes to see if things improve and I stick with the series or I choose to go no further with it.