Monsters Inc is getting a spin-off TV show

Ian Sandwell

From Digital Spy

Monsters Inc is getting a new TV spin-off show on Disney's new streaming service.

Yesterday (November 9), Disney announced that it is working on TV spin-offs for its Marvel properties and other notable series, like Monsters Inc and High School Musical (via Deadline).

As part of its plans to create a new streaming platform to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, Disney had previously spoken about launching original movies and TV shows exclusively on the service.

The streaming platform is expected to launch in 2019, and the current plan is for all Disney and Pixar-branded films from 2019 onwards (including Toy Story 4, The Lion King remake and Frozen 2) to appear on this currently-unnamed service.

It also looks like Netflix won't be housing any more Marvel shows because of the new streaming service, but Disney's Kevin Mayer insisted it's because the plans were 'pro-Disney' rather than 'anti-Netflix'.

But that wasn't the only big Disney announcement, as Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will work on a new Star Wars trilogy that will move away from the Skywalker saga.

Photo credit: Disney / LucasArts

"We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi," Johnson and his producer Ram Bergman said. "Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can't wait to continue with this new series of films."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in UK cinemas on December 14 and US cinemas on December 15.

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