Nostalgia alert! Remember the animated classic Muppet Babies? The show aired from 1984 to 1991, and featured adorable versions of beloved characters like Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo. If you’ve been missing them as much as we have, we’ve got some news that will brighten your day. Disney has begun production on a reimagined Muppet Babies series that’s slated to debut in early 2018.
The show, which will be co-produced by Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Content & Media group, and The Muppets Studio, will be CG-animated this time around. Much like the original, the new series will chronicle the playroom antics of Kermit, Piggy, Animal, and more. Even Miss Nanny will be returning.
Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, said, “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.”
Each episode of the show will feature two 11-minute stories about the Muppet Babies’ adventures. The iconic characters will be doing anything from building a time machine to flying through outer space–which sounds delightful if you ask us. The series will be geared towards kids aged 4-7 (we bet plenty of nostalgic millennials like us will also be watching), and will highlight creative and critical thinking.
“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, 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.”
We can’t wait to see what the Muppet Babies get up to when the show debuts in 2018.
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