Muppet Babies to Return?

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Jarrod Fairclough – In the 1980’s a weird thing started happening to the beloved characters of the day.  All of a sudden, the world started seeing versions of their favorite cartoons as babies.  There was The Flintstones Kids, A Pup Named Scooby Doo, and Die Hard: The Early Years.

But they were all just cheap imitations of the original, and the best.  Because kicking off this trend in 1984 was Muppet Babies, the story of Kermit and the gang in their nursery with their Nanny who was all legs.  The show was a huge hit, running for 107 episodes over 8 seasons.  It won a stack of Emmy Awards, and is widely regarded as one of the best Saturday morning cartoon shows ever.

And now, it could be coming back!

ToughPigs are reporting that a source has told them a new reiteration of Muppet Babies is currently in pre-production at Disney Junior, and would be computer animated, rather than 2D.  The show would still feature Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo,  Animal and Nanny, as well as a new character named Bobbi Baa, a cool 6 year old sheep who paints and is well spoken and probably has a place in Maine.  There’s currently no word on whether Rowlf, Scooter or Skeeter are involved.  But if there’s no Skeeter, I think we riot.

Obviously we have no confirmation that this is true, but we also have no reason not to believe that a beloved franchise could reboot a successful television series for a new generation, whose parents were the original audience.  Because last time that happened it went really well.

Below you’ll find some images of the computer generated characters, the redesign of some characters, and some lines of dialogue (presumably for auditions), courtesy of those ToughPigs guys.  Where do I audition?  I do a mean Baby Gonzo.

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2 thoughts on “Muppet Babies to Return?

  1. You sure the first three images are CGI? They look more like actual built puppets (it would be nice if that was the actual case).

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