Entertainment Jenny Slate to Star in Disney Junior's Reboot of 'Muppet Babies'

18:36  06 february  2018
18:36  06 february  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Zootopia's Jenny Slate signed on to voice the role of Miss Nanny in Disney Junior ’ s animated series Muppet Babies , which debuts in March on Disney Channel. In tradition with the original Emmy-winning series, Miss Nanny’s character will be visible only from the torso down.

Just listen to Jenny Slate talk about her new role for Disney Junior ’ s Muppet Babies reboot and you’ll understand instantly why she’s the best person for the job. “I was so excited when they asked me to be Miss Nanny,” the Obvious Child and Gifted star says in a new

  Jenny Slate to Star in Disney Junior's Reboot of 'Muppet Babies' © Provided by The Hollywood ReporterZootopia's Jenny Slate signed on to voice the role of Miss Nanny in Disney Junior’s animated series Muppet Babies, which debuts in March on Disney Channel.

In tradition with the original Emmy-winning series, Miss Nanny’s character will be visible only from the torso down. Originally voiced by the late Barbara Billingsley (Leave It to Beaver), the role centers around a woman who takes care of a nursery; the stories are told from the babies’ perspective.

"I was so excited when they asked me to be Miss Nanny; I was excited in general to hear they were returning," Slate, a lifelong Muppets fan, said.

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Slated to premiere in 2018, this revival of Muppet Babies will be a computer-animated TV show. “Bringing ‘ Muppet Babies ’ to Disney Junior is a wonderful opportunity to reach a new generation of viewers and to creatively build on the innovative original series. No Lando Calrissian In Star Wars 8.

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. Supervising director Matt Danner will also voice Kermit. The new Muppet Babies reboot will premiere in March on the Disney Junior network

a close up of a stuffed toy on a table© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter The series will use the characters Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Muppet Baby and Summer Penguin to encourage creative thinking and imagination.

Miss Nanny's patterned tights will always be a nod to the episode’s theme.

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; and Jessica DiCicco (Puppy Dog Pals) as Summer. Rounding out the cast as Kermit is Matt Danner (Gravity Falls), who also serves as supervising director on the series.

Tom Warburton (The 7D) is executive producer and Eric Shaw (SpongeBob SquarePants) is story editor and co-producer.

The series is a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media's  Publishing and Digital Media group, and The Muppets Studio.

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