For several generations of kids, the only thing better than The Muppets was "Muppet Babies," the animated show that lasted for about seven years in the '80s and early '90s. Now, Disney aims to give a new generation of children that same experience, as the company announced today it's creating a reboot of the animated series â€“ this time with CG animation â€“ for Disney Junior.Â
Here's how they look, making the jump from 2-D to 3-D:
They look good, like they actually have the texture of the felt puppets from our youth. Now, how that'll look in actual motion, we'll have to wait to see â€“ quite a while, too. The show isn't set to premiere until early 2018, and right now, the only thing we really know about the show is the above photo and that it'll be, according to Variety, "geared toward children ages 4-7 and feature two 11-minute adventures per episode."
While we're waiting, I suppose we can just listen to the theme song a couple hundred thousand times (on that note: Disney Junior, don't mess with this). And also debate whether the CG animation could ever match the original animation â€“ or their felt forefathers. Because arguing about children's puppets is just what mature adults do.Â