Preschooler-targeted network Disney Junior has begun production on a “reimagined” version of the classic animated series “Muppet Babies”.
The original 1980s CBS series followed the playroom antics of Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Miss Nanny. It was animated but incorporated clips from live-action movies and TV series.
The new series, which will be fully CG-animated, is aimed at kids aged four to seven, will follow the characters as they use their imaginations to go on adventures that range from building a time machine to flying through outer space.
Disney Junior Worldwide VP Nancy Kanter says in a statement: “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.”
The show is set to debut on Disney Junior in early 2018.