Disney Junior has announced that a reboot of the beloved series Muppet Babies has begun production and will begin airing in 2018. According to Variety, the show will be CG animated and feature two 11-minute segments per episode. The original series ran on CBS Saturday mornings from 1984 to 1991.
“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, 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.”
“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.”