Eighties favorite "Muppet Babies" is set for a comeback, courtesy of Disney.
The animated series -- which chronicled the adventures of toddler-sized Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, and the rest of the Muppets gang -- is getting a CGI makeover, and will premiere on Disney Junior sometime in 2018. Production is currently underway.
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"Muppet Babies" originally aired from 1984 through 1991, and frequently inserted the titular tots into scenes from live-action TV shows and movies as part of elaborate fantasy sequences. This time around, producers are promising more of the same.
"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 vice president of original programming and general manager for Disney Junior Worldwide, in a statement. "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."
According to Oh My Disney, each episode of the show will be broken up into two 11-minute stories, and the Babies "will be doing anything from building a time machine to flying through outer space." The series will encourage "creative and critical thinking."
"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," said Debbie McClellan, vice president of The Muppets Studio, in a statement.
Sign us up. We'll be anxiously awaiting a firm premiere date.
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