Ahead of its premiere next week, we’re happy to bring you an early look at Disney’s brand-new Muppet Babies series! This contemporary take on the multiple Emmy-winning 80s animated series sees the title characters brought to life in super-cute computer-generated animation as they go on all-new, kid-friendly adventures. In every episode of Disney Junior’s reimagined CG-animated series, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage. It’s a cool storytelling aspect that was used to delightful effect in the original series and is now back to pay homage both to the Muppet Babies classics and classic films themselves. Our exclusive clip features a film that should be recognizable to fans of both!
Disney Junior’s reimagined Muppet Babies will premiere Friday, March 23rd with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel (10:00 a.m. EDT) and in the DisneyNOW app. The series’ soundtrack featuring the theme song, performed by Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), and additional songs from the series are now available digitally by Walt Disney Records.
Check our our exclusive clip below!
Based on the original Emmy Award-winning series, the all-new CG-animated Muppet Babies chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin. The series will feature guest appearances by fan-favorite Muppets including: Statler and Waldorf, Bunsen and Beaker, Rowlf the Dog, Rizzo and Dr. Teeth.
Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures. The backyard alone is home to Kermit’s bouncy “pond,” Piggy’s dressing room, Summer’s art table, Gonzo’s chicken coop, Fozzie’s stage and a communal treehouse. In every episode, through a rainbow transition, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage. While spotlighting the zany comedy that the Muppet Babies are known for, each story is also designed to introduce young viewers to the unique problem-solving power of imagination.
Muppet Babies is a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Publishing and Digital Media group, and The Muppets Studio. Tom Warburton is executive producer and Emmy Award-winner Eric Shaw is story editor and co-producer. Andy Bean serves as the series’ songwriter/composer and Keith Horn is co-composer.The Muppet Babies voice cast includes Jenny Slate as Miss Nanny; Melanie Harrison as Piggy; Dee Bradley Baker as Animal; Ben Diskin as Gonzo; Eric Bauza as Fozzie; Jessica DiCicco as Summer; and rounding out the cast as Kermit is Matt Danner, who also serves as supervising director on the series.