- It was announced that two Disney+ Originals, Monsters at Work and The Mysterious Benedict Society would be having their world premiere at the Tribeca Festival 2021 as part of Tribeca TV and NOW.
- Tribeca TV and NOW shows off highly-anticipated world premieres, fascinating independent episodic stories, talks with stars, and larger-than-life performances.
- Speaking on all the selections, Senior Programmer Liza Domnitz said: "We are thrilled to be back in person and presenting a specially curated selection of indie series at this year’s Festival. Eclectic, funny and wistful, these never-before-seen stories offer a peek at life throughout the decades of adulthood—from the flush of newfound independence in your 20s, all the way to the well-earned confidence that comes with living in your 80s. We can’t wait to introduce these one of a kind characters to the world.”
- Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Based on the bestseller by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society stars Tony Hale in the titular role and features a standout ensemble of young actors. The series is also set to include Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho, Marta Timofeeva.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society premieres June 25th on Disney+.
- Monsters At Work takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley's discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.
- In addition to Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Bonnie Hunt, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and Tylor's dad, Bernard, Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz. Voicing additional characters are Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team at Monsters, Inc., and Aisha Tyler (Archer) as Tylor's mom, Millie Tuskmon.
- Monsters at Work premieres July 2nd on Disney+.
- Other shows set to debut at the festival include FX’s Reservation Dogs which follows four Native teens commit who commit crimes to fund their efforts to leave their home in rural Oklahoma one year after the death of their friend, and National Geographic’s 9/11: One Day in America, a documentary series marking 20 years since the attacks of 9/11, made in official collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.