Muppet Babies are back and Disney Junior’s set to premiere the new series in early 2018. Filming has just begun on the CG-animated series targeting kids four through seven and executive produced by Tom Warburton (The 7D). The new Muppet Babies will feature Muppets fan favorites Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal.
“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,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
“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,” said Debbie McClellan, vice president, The Muppets Studio. “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.”
The Plot: Each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures – from building a time machine to flying through outer space – as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe. The stories are designed to highlight creative and critical thinking skills by harnessing the power and potential of imaginative play.