MUPPET BABIES: Miss Nanny ditching green stripe socks, Jenny Slate to voice
MUPPET BABIES is not too far on the horizon and Disney confirmed this week that Jenny Slate will be giving the faceless caregiver who oversees the toddler-sized Muppets. Miss Nanny is also getting an update for the times taking a decidedly younger look to her wardrobe, ditching the trademark green striped socks for some dragon-patterned leggings. She’s a decidedly hipper and quirkier Miss Nanny and we can’t wait to see more!
Also joining the cast are: Melanie Harrison (“Fish Hooks”) as Piggy; Dee Bradley Baker (“Milo Murphy’s Law”) as Animal; Ben Diskin (“The Spectacular Spider-Man”) as Gonzo; Eric Bauza (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Fozzie Bear; Jessica DiCicco (“Puppy Dog Pals”) as Summer; and rounding out the cast as Kermit is Matt Danner (“Gravity Falls”), who also serves as supervising director on the series.
The new show (co-produced by Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Content & Media group, and The Muppets Studio) will be CG-animated. Each episode will feature two 11-minute stories. The iconic characters will be doing anything from building a time machine to flying through outer space. The series will be geared towards kids aged 4-7 and like other Disney Junior fare, will encourage development, highlighting creative and critical thinking.
MUPPET BABIES premieres on Disney Channel March 2018.