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Disney Junior orders 3rd season of 'Muppet Babies' ahead of season 2 premiere

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Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm

Beloved Muppets Skeeter and Scooter, Sweetums and Swedish Chef to make guest appearances

Disney Junior has ordered a third season of the hit, Emmy Award-nominated "Muppet Babies," ahead of its season two premiere. A sneak peek of the new season will be available in DisneyNOW on Friday, Aug. 2, prior to its official debut Friday, Aug. 9 (8:30 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel.

Since its premiere in March 2018, the series; which chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of a young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Summer Penguin, has garnered over 140 million views across all social media and digital viewing platforms, and currently ranks as Disney Channel's No. 1 series among kids 2-8.

Season two of "Muppet Babies" will see even more beloved Muppets – including brother and sister duo Scooter and Skeeter, Sweetums, and Swedish Chef, to name a few – make their way to the playroom for all-new adventures. Other special guest appearances include Rizzo the Rat's popstar brother, Vinny; and Mr. Manny, who comes to fill in for Miss Nanny when she goes out for the day.

"Muppet Babies" is featured in the all-new "Disney Junior Holiday Party! On Tour" debuting Friday, Nov. 1, with several stops at marquee venues across the country throughout the holiday season. Other extensions for the series include multiple storybook and early reader book titles from Disney Publishing, a DVD release from Walt Disney Studios, and a soundtrack from Walt Disney Records. Toys, accessories and apparel are available at Disney Store and at shopDisney.com. The full toy line from Just Play, including plush, figures, playsets and role-play, is at retailers nationwide.

Based on the original Emmy Award-winning series, "Muppet Babies" is executive produced by Tom Warburton ("Codename: Kids Next Door"). Matt Danner ("Gravity Falls"), who previously served as co-producer/supervising director, will now serve as co-executive producer and supervising director for season three. He also voices the role of Kermit. Chris Moreno ("Xiaolin Chronicles") is co-producer and art director, and Robyn Brown ("WellieWishers") is story editor.

In addition to Danner, the series 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; Eric Bauza ("The Adventures of Puss in Boots") as Fozzie; Jessica DiCicco ("Puppy Dog Pals") as Summer; and 2019 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program, Ben Diskin ("The Spectacular Spider-Man"), as Gonzo.

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