Parents' Guide to

Monsters at Work

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Charming Pixar sequel series delivers laughs, mild suspense.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

"The Cover Up" ep is disturbing

We have been watching the new episodes and all seemed fine and dandy until we got to the episode named "The Cover Up". The story involves an incident that renders one of the inspectors “unconscious “ but for all intents and purposes the characters assume he is dead and treat it as if they are disposing a body and covering it up. I could not believe what I was seeing. This is extremely dark, not humorous and de values life in a way I found gut wrenching. In a world where we are promoting kindness, empathy and tolerance a show with this story line has no place .. especially from Pixar.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 5+


This new series is awesome name less scary it has no reason to be less kid friendly than the original it is much more kid friendly than the original (apart form bad language like ‘screwed’)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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The new-and-improved Monsters, Inc. company's slogan is "It's laughter we're after," and this joyful series follows through on the fictional company's goal. The same outstanding voice cast from the original movie reprise their roles, and Billy Crystal's Mike is even more amped up since his official job function is to teach the monsters to be funny. The new characters Tylor and Val are great (though sadly the devastatingly cute Boo from the original doesn't appear in the series). In the typical Disney/Pixar tradition, Monsters at Work has humor for both kids and adults. Besides the yuks, the heartwarming characters and inventive storylines really make the series shine. Kids will enjoy seeing the monsters learn from their mistakes as they try to master something new, and will empathize with Tylor as he adapts and goes after a new dream. This series could have phoned it in and coasted on the success of its movie predecessor, but there's a lot for kids to love (and laugh at) in this sequel.

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