Growing up I was a big fan of the Muppet Show and Muppet Babies. The characters were so lovable and all around fun. On Friday, March 23rd Disney released the all new Muppet Babies. To say I am excited is a huge understatement. Muppet Babies is a fun show the entire family can enjoy, and I am so happy for the reboot!
One of my favorite speakers at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was Tom Warburton. He is the producer of the all new Muppet Babies (2018) and has produced other of my favorites, like Doug and the 7D. During the conference, he shared his excitement for the reboot and we viewed the first episode. I was like a kid again!! It was everything the Muppet Babies should be and I’m so excited to get to share it with my kids. We also had an opportunity to meet Tom! This was such a cool moment for me that I will never forget!
Just like the 1980’s Muppet Babies this reboot will follow the adventures of the Muppet Babies as they use their imagination to solve problems and face challenges. Every episode has a lesson and theme weaved into the story. We previewed the first episode(that you can watch now on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior) and it was about Kermit facing his fears of the dark. The lessons are perfect for your preschooler!
If you watched the show as a child you may remember Nanny and her striped stockings. Nanny is voiced by the talented Jenny Slate and they follow the same tradition of only seeing her legs and feet. If you watch closely you will notice each episode Nanny’s leggings change with the theme of the episode. I love this attention to details and it brings Nanny into the story even more.
Muppet Babies always had music weaved into the stories. Muppet Babies 2018 will be the same with original music for each episode. They also used the original opening song to inspire the new opening song. Check it out below.
They brought back some of your favorites like Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Kermit, and Gonzo. They are so adorable and your kids will love them. I will say I miss Rowlf the Dog. During our viewing it was mentioned that Muppet favorites will make special appearances throughout the season so be on the look out for a couple surprises.
If you are a fan you will notice a new character in the mix. They have introduced Summer the Penguin. Summer loves to dance and is creative and fun. The introduction of the this character was to add some more girls to the Muppet mix. I think Summer is a great addition and will quickly become a fan favorite. It will be interesting to see how they have Miss Piggy and Summer interact as the season unfolds.
Muppet Babies will be a great addition to the Disney Channel and Disney Junior Family. It will be great for preschool kids as well as kids at heart. My family is excited to watch the episodes and bring the fun and imagination in our living room.