LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Disney Junior says it is bringing back the beloved nursery-set series Muppet Babies.
The animated show initially ran 1984-91 and followed the adventures of pint-sized versions of Muppets such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Scooter and Gonzo, and their human caretaker Nanny.
"Exciting news! The #MuppetBabies are back and they're coming to #DisneyJunior!" the cable network tweeted Wednesday, along with a photo of baby Fozzie, Kermit and Piggy.
Disney said it has begun production on the show and expects to have fresh episodes on the air by 2018.
"We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies. Parents will delight in seeing their favorite Muppets in the mixed animation style they remember from the original series, and kids will be introduced to this warm and zany world made just right for the Disney Junior audience," Nancy Kanter, executive vice president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, said in a statement.