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Disney Junior's reimagined 'Muppet Babies' animated series debuts Friday, March 23, on Disney Channel

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Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:20 pm
`Muppet Babies`: Disney Junior will soon launch a reimagined `Muppet Babies` television series, which chronicles the playroom antics of the beloved Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Miss Nanny. Pictured are Baby Gonzo, Baby Summer, Baby Fozzie, Baby Piggy and Baby Kermit. (Disney Junior image)
"Muppet Babies": Disney Junior will soon launch a reimagined "Muppet Babies" television series, which chronicles the playroom antics of the beloved Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Miss Nanny. Pictured are Baby Gonzo, Baby Summer, Baby Fozzie, Baby Piggy and Baby Kermit. (Disney Junior image)
Fan-favorite Muppets including Statler and Waldorf, Bunsen and Beaker, Rowlf the Dog, Rizzo & Dr. Teeth to make guest appearances
Disney Junior's reimagined "Muppet Babies" will premiere Friday, March 23, with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel (10 a.m. EDT) and in the DisneyNOW app. The series' soundtrack, featuring the theme song performed by Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry ("Hamilton"), and additional songs from the series, will be released digitally by Walt Disney Records on Friday.
Based on the original Emmy Award-winning series, the all-new CG-animated "Muppet Babies" chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby Summer Penguin. The series will feature guest appearances by fan-favorite Muppets including: Statler and Waldorf, Bunsen and Beaker, Rowlf the Dog, Rizzo and Dr. Teeth.
♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪ Muppet Babies they make their dreams come true! ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪
 
Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures. The backyard alone is home to Kermit's bouncy "pond," Piggy's dressing room, Summer's art table, Gonzo's chicken coop, Fozzie's stage and a communal treehouse. In every episode, through a rainbow transition, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage. While spotlighting the zany comedy the Muppet Babies are known for, each story is also designed to introduce young viewers to the unique problem-solving power of imagination.
The "Muppet Babies" voice cast includes Jenny Slate (Disney's Academy Award-winning "Zootopia") as Miss Nanny; Melanie Harrison ("Fish Hooks") as Piggy; Dee Bradley Baker ("Milo Murphy's Law") as Animal; Ben Diskin ("The Spectacular Spider-Man") as Gonzo; Eric Bauza ("The Adventures of Puss in Boots") as Fozzie; Jessica DiCicco ("Puppy Dog Pals") as Summer; and rounding out the cast as Kermit is Matt Danner ("Gravity Falls"), who also serves as supervising director on the series.

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