Disney Junior will create a new series based on the 1980s series Muppet Babies, the network announced Wednesday.
The reimagined Muppet Babies will focus on the playroom antics of iconic characters Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animan and Miss Nancy, the network said.
The CG-animated series series, a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media's (DCPI) Content & Media group and The Muppets Studio, is slated to debut on Disney Junior in early 2018. The origional Muppet Babies sesries aired on CBS from 1984-1991.
"We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide said in a statement. “Parents will delight in seeing their favorite Muppets in the mixed animation style they remember from the original series, and kids will be introduced to this warm and zany world made just right for the Disney Junior audience."