If you loved Muppet Babies growing up, there’s a decent chance you might have a toddler or two of your own by this point. Well, Disney Junior figured that out, too.
The kid-friendly network has announced plans for a new CGI animated adaptation of Muppet Babies, the beloved animated series that ran throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. Disney is looking to launch the new series in early 2018, and it’ll focus on the nursery misadventures of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Rowlf and Scooter (but where the heck is Skeeter?!). It’s aimed at kiddos between 4 and 7 years old, but c’mon, you know you’ll be watching this thing.
“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” Disney Junior Worldwide executive vice president Nancy Kanter said in a statement via Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Going back to that era, Muppet Babies led the charge of kid-friendly animated reboots, with everything from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Tiny Toons Adventures following in its wake. The show was a monster hit, and it’s a smart move by Disney to roll the reboot into its Disney Junior block. Now we just need Disney to start up its own version of The Splat to show the originals fans know and love. You listening, Mouse House?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)