Sure it’s going to be on Disney Junior which sets its demographics quite young but we’re still really excited for the return of MUPPET BABIES and in a new featurette we get a sneak peek at the updated version of the show’s iconic theme song. For Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Broadway’s “Hamilton”) it was a “dream come true” as she was chosen to record the song.
The theme song has been completely reimagined for a whole new generation of young viewers by the acclaimed songwriting team of Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis and Dan Petty (“Doc McStuffins”). It will be released by Walt Disney Records on Friday, February 23.
In addition to portraying Angelica Schuyler in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” Goldsberry also starred on Broadway in “The Color Purple,” “Rent” and “The Lion King.” She currently stars, as rebel leader Quellcrist Falconer, in the Netflix sci-fi series “Altered Carbon.”
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.