Muppet Babies” is returning to television.
Disney announced Wednesday that production has begun on a reimagined “Muppet Babies,” which will feature the Muppets – Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal – as children, as well as their caretaker, Miss Nanny. The CG-animated series is set to debut on Disney Junior in 2018.
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“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved ‘Muppet Babies.’ Parents will delight in seeing their favorite Muppets in the mixed animation style they remember from the original series, and kids will be introduced to this warm and zany world made just right for the Disney Junior audience,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide.
“Muppet Babies” first ran from 1984 to 1991 on CBS as an animated show. This reboot will have a similar focus, and will feature two 11-minute stories that document the Muppet Babies’ many adventures.
“Bringing ‘Muppet Babies’ to Disney Junior is a wonderful opportunity to reach a new generation of viewers and to creatively build on the innovative original series,” said Debbie McClellan, vice president of The Muppets Studio. “We hope to engage and delight the nostalgic fans while also entertaining new kids, parents and diverse audiences through heart and humor as only the Muppets can deliver.”