Jenny Slate and More Set for New ‘Muppet Babies’ Cast
Whether or not you recognized the great Barbara Billingsley as voice of the Muppet Babies’ Miss Nanny, her successor is in good company. Disney Junior confirms Zootopia star Jenny Slate will take over as the faceless character, while Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo and more get new voices as well.
Disney Junior announced as much with a brief new featurette, simultaneously confirming that the character will again remain a figure seen only from the neck down. Other new voices for the March series include Melanie Harrison as Piggy, Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Animal, Ben Diskin (The Spectacular Spider-Man) as Gonzo, Eric Bauza as Fozzie and Jessica DiCicco as new character Summer (RIP Skeeter). Supervising director Matt Danner will also voice Kermit.
The new Muppet Babies reboot will premiere in March on the Disney Junior network, and “chronicle the playroom antics of Kermit, Piggy, Animal, and more,” with each episode featuring two 11-minute stories to “highlight creative and critical thinking” in ages 4-7. The original series ran from 1984-1991.
Disney has yet to set an official premiere date beyond March, so stay tuned.
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