The Muppets are returning to television again! This time, they will appear in baby form when Muppet Babies comes to Disney Junior in a reboot of the 1980’s animated television show which originally ran from 1984 to 1991 on CBS as part of its Saturday morning cartoons lineup.
Each episode will feature two 11 minute adventures and be CG-animated. The stories could go from time travel to adventures in outer space. The stories will highlight critical thinking and creative skills. The target audience will be children between 4 and 7.
“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 said. “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.”
The show is a co-production of Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s Content & Media group, and The Muppets Studio. Tom Warburton (“The 7D”) will executive produce the series with Eric Shaw (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) serving as story editor.
“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.”
Muppet Babies will be coming to Disney Junior in 2018. Will you be watching?