Looks like Disney isn’t quite done with The Muppets yet. After cancelling ABC’s The Muppets, which was probably my favorite premiere last fall, Disney has decided to take it back, waaay back by putting Kermit and the gang back in the nursery. That’s right Muppet fans, The Muppet Babies will be making their return to the small screen.
“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive VP of Original Programming and GM at Disney Junior Worldwide. “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.”
We all remember how the Muppet Babies taught us how our imaginations could take us on adventures around the world without even leaving your room. The Muppet Babies reboot will not be any different, even with the change to CG animation.
Being CG will not be the only difference that we will notice. As of right now it doesn’t seem like the nursery will be as full as it was during the shows original run. Only 5 of the original Muppet Babies are confirmed at this point to be a part of the show, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fonzie, Gonzo and Animal. It’s not clear whether or not we will get the return of Rowlf, Scooter, or Skeeter but only time will tell. However we are getting a younger more hip but still headless version of Nanny or Miss Nanny (if you’re nasty) which she will be called in the reboot.
Personally there’s nothing Muppet related that I won’t like (except for “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” HORRIBLE MOVIE) so I’m all for this reboot. No generation should grow up without some form of Muppet representation in their life.
What about you Muppet fans out there, are you excited or not to see what they do with a cartoon classic like “The Muppet Babies”?