- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 1
- Genre: Kids Movie,POPULAR FOR KIDS
- Studio: Walt Disney Studios
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
I grew up with this show as a child and loved it. When I had babies I knew I had to find the originals to share with my children. As an adult, it was fun to revisit but I didn’t love how the characters were always bickering, calling each other negative names, and the constant overuse of the word ‘stupid’. Also, the pop culture references of that time soared way over their heads (Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Jetsons, Romancing the Stone, Labrynth… just to name a couple). These faults weren’t a deal breaker. The show still offered a lot of value in terms of using imagination, the importance of reading, the fun music, and overall friendship values. My kids love it and after we had a few discussions about how we don’t really treat each other that way, use those negative words, and that the Muppet Babies were only make believe and we don’t really want to be like them; I didn’t feel too bad letting them watch it.
I’ve been waiting for the reboot since they first announced it a couple years ago. I had hoped that it would still carry the same spirit in the more modern kids television enviroment of today. We have not been disapointed! Although this show is much ‘tamer’ than the original, it still has the fun imagination element that is clearly the heart of the show. My kids do miss Rowlf, Scooter, Skeeter, Bunsen and Beeker… but we are only 4 episodes in at the time of writing this so maybe (hopefully) they will show up later. Also, the mixed media cartoon style is a good fit… they actually look like Muppets and a less like cartoon animals.
It won’t replace the original Muppet Babies in our house, but it’s nice to see new life breathed into our favorite characters. Great job
This is an adorable re-imagining of The Muppet Babies for a new generation of kids! My children already love The Muppets but this is a really cute and timely new series that made them even bigger fans. The animation is really cute and the character design and voices are great. Summer is a great addition to the crew! I am only sad there’s no Scooter and Skeeter, maybe in future seasons. Great for any Disney Jr. age kiddos in your household. Lovely messages about friendship, understanding and other age appropriate lessons.