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.
The new Muppet Babies are here to make your dreams come true once more. Following their initial 2016 announcement, Disney Junior has released a first look at the revamped children’s classic, including a new penguin character named Summer, and one fan-favorite we won’t see very much of.
The Muppets have been mired in a sort of scandal recently, started by the firing of Steve Whitmore, who had been the voice and hands of Kermit the Frog since the untimely death of Jim Henson in 1990. Now, Henson’s son Brian Henson has offered some more insight into the matter.