If you grew up in the ‘80s, chances are Muppet Babies was one of your must-watch after school cartoons. Now a whole new generation can experience the adorable imaginations of Kermit, Piggie and the gang in Disney’s Muppet Babies reboot and you don’t have to wait much longer because the show is premiering this month.

The Muppet Babies are headed back to TV and set to debut March 23 on Disney Junior. The original Muppet Babies aired for seven seasons from 1984 to 1991, right at the height of the Muppets popularity. This remake will revolve around the same ideas of imagination and problem-solving, but there are a few differences. The regular cast will not include Rowlf the Dog or Scooter and Skeeter. Instead a new face will be joining the young Muppets, Summer Penguin, who will be voiced by Jessica DiCicco.

The theme song, which has probably been stuck in your head since you started reading this, is also getting a redo courtesy of Tony-winning Renee Elise Goldsberry, aka Aneglica Schuyler from Hamilton. You might also recognize the voice of Jenny Slate, who will play the role of the only human in the series, the Muppet Babies caretaker Nanny.

Were you a Muppet Babies fan growing up? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

 

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