‘Muppet Babies’ Is Getting a Reboot, Y’All!
Disney Junior is bringing back Muppet Babies for the tots and for those adult parents who loved the show when they were wee ones.
The children’s cartoon series that ran on CBS from 1984-1991, featuring hand-drawn, pint-sized versions of Jim Henson’s favorite characters, will be reimagined with CGI and is slated to premiere on the cable channel in 2018, reports Variety.
“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, original programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, told Variety. “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.”
Debbie McClellan, vice president, the Muppets Studio, added, “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. 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.”
Here’s the original show’s opening, just to give you some Muppet feels: