From 1984 to 1991, the Muppet Babies made their dreams come true. And in early 2018, they’ll do the same for you.
Disney Junior has begun production on a new CG-animated series featuring baby versions of Kermit, Miss Piggy and more of their felt-skinned friends, TVLine has learned.
Targeted at viewers between the ages of 4 and 7, each episode of the new Muppet Babies will feature two 11-minute stories in which the characters use their imagination to “take them to the farthest corners of the universe.” (Sometimes literally, as the Muppets have already proven themselves capable of interstellar travel.)
Rumblings of the Muppet Babies “rebirth” first surfaced at ToughPigs.com. If you need a refresher on the original series, check out the opening credits below (and good luck trying to get that theme song out of your head):
“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” says Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, 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.”
Will you — or your “children” — be checking out Muppet Babies in 2018? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.