The word “reboot” has been thrown around a lot lately. The recent Muppets TV show and the potential Labyrinth film both received their fair share of panic and premature criticism, although neither ended up being something worth worrying over. The reboot of The Muppets was more retooling than reboot, and it was full of positive changes. The Labyrinth sequel still doesn’t have many details attached to it, but it’s been confirmed to not be anything like a reboot, especially now that David Bowie’s memory has to be preserved.
And now we can add one more reboot to the list.
We have learned through some trusted sources that Muppet Babies may be returning to TV. Disney Junior is in pre-production for the series, which will feature computer animation and an adult voice cast. It’s worth noting that this doesn’t mean we’ll definitely be seeing Muppet Babies on our televisions anytime soon (or at all, for that matter), just that the idea is definitely being worked on.
Below, you’ll find the character descriptions for the main cast, as well as some new images. You’ll see that among the characters returning are Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal. We’re not yet sure if the new show will eliminate characters like Rowlf, Scooter, and Skeeter (as well as later additions like Bunsen, Beaker, and Bean Bunny), but that’s a real possibility. Nanny gets a revamp as the younger, hipper “Miss Nanny” (still with no visible head), and we’re getting a new character in Bobbi Baba, a sheep. Bobbi is a rare case of a new female Muppet who isn’t just a riff or clone of another previously established character. So kudos to the Muppet Babies 2.0 team for not just creating a “Kermitina” or “Baby Denise”.
Once again, take everything you’re about to read with several grains of salt. Nothing is set in stone, and there are a lot of holes to fill with speculation. But nevertheless, enjoy this sneak peek into what may be a new Muppet Babies series!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com