As the Muppets franchise continues to try to find a foothold in the modern entertainment marketplace, Deadline has learned that the next step is Disney relaunching the acclaimed Muppet Babies TV series.
The rebooted Muppet Babies is being aimed to air on Dinsey Jr. in "early 2018," and the format will be as a CG-animated series, much like the network's popular Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series. “We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide (via Deadline).
Episode format will be two 11-minute episodes (totaling 22 minutes; 30 minutes with commercial breaks). The age group will be 4 - 7, with "adventure themes" being the main focus of the show. In short, it will take the Muppet Babies characters into high-concept situations, in order to "highlight creative and critical thinking skills by harnessing the power and potential of imaginative play."
No word yet on an exact character lineup of voice cast.
We'll keep you updated on the exact 2018 premiere date of Muppet Babies when it is announced.