The Muppet Babies are coming back!
Disney has started production on a new take on the beloved 1980s television series featuring the animated nursery school adventures of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf, Scooter, and Animal.
The CG-animated show will debut on Disney Junior in early 2018. Each episode will include two 11-minute stories, designed towards kids aged 4 to 7 years old — although don’t let that stop you from setting your DVR.
The reimagined series marks a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and The Muppets Studio.
With such a big title, Disney Junior Worldwide executive vice president Nancy Kanter had equally big excitement with the announcement: “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.”
Tom Warburton will serve as executive producer; Eric Shaw, as story editor.