‘Muppet Babies’: Jenny Slate to Voice Miss Nanny for Disney Junior Reboot
We first heard of a Muppet Babies reboot back in late 2016, and now it’s less than a month away!
Originally airing from 1984-1991, the animated series based on Jim Henson’s beloved characters is getting a modern update. Part of that update comes with a new network—Disney Junior—and the voice of Parks and Recreation alum Jenny Slate.
Slate will give new personality to the babies’ caretaker, Miss Nanny, who is famously seen from the torso down. The role was originally filled by Leave it to Beaver‘s Barbara Billingsley.
This isn’t Slate’s first rodeo when it comes to voice acting—she’s shown her range with roles in children’s films like Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets . She also recently voiced an awkward preteen in the adult Netflix comedy Big Mouth.
Muppet Babies, set to premiere this March, will feature Kermit and the usual suspects with many familiar Disney Channel and Disney Junior voices. Alongside Slate’s Miss Nanny, Matt Danner (Gravity Falls) will take on the role of Kermit, Ben Diskin voices Gonzo, Dee Bradley Baker (Milo Murphy’s Law) is Animal, Melanie Harrison voices Niss Piggy, Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) portrays Fozzie Bear, and Jessica DiCicco will voice new Muppet Summer Penguin.
Tom Warburton will serve as executive producer and Eric Shaw (SpongeBob SquarePants) lends his talents as story editor and co-producer.
Muppet Babies, Premieres, March 2018, Disney Junior