Muppet Babies, yes Muppet Babies, is coming back. The nostalgia is real, people.
Disney has started production on a reimagined Muppet Babies, the series that ran from 1984-1991 and followed Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and Nanny. The new Muppet Babies will be CG-animated on Disney Junior with an early premiere date scheduled.
"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 and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, said 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."
Each episode of the new Muppet Babies will have two 11-minutes stories that take the characters on various adventures, from time travel to outer space adventures. In a press release, Disney said the stories will highlight creative and critical thinking skills.
The reason for a new Muppet Babies? There was demand, according to The Muppets Studio. See? The nostalgia is real.
"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," Debbie McClellan, vice president of The Muppets Studio, said in a statement. "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."