‘Muppet Babies’ Set To Return To TV On Disney Junior
Muppet Babies, the CBS show that run from 1984-1991, is being revived and brought to Disney Junior.
MUPPET BABIES RETURNS ON DISNEY JUNIOR
The series, aimed at four- to seven-year-olds, will follow the preschool versions of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, and Miss Nanny. Children can watch as they use their imaginations to go on fun adventures, each adventure segment being 11 minutes in length.
The show will try to “highlight creative and critical thinking skills by harnessing the power and potential of imaginative play.” While the original was created with hand-drawn images of the classic Jim Henson characters, the reboot will be CG-animated and will incorporate live-action sequences.
“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved ‘Muppet Babies,’” said Disney Junior Worldwide executive vice president, original programming, and general manager Nancy Kanter. “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.”
Vice president of the Muppets Studio Debbie McClellan agreed with this sentiment. “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,” she said. “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.”
Tom Warburton will serve as executive producer on the show, while Eric Shaw will be the story editor. Look for it in 2018.