Parents' Guide to

Muppet Babies

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Darling reboot shows kids delights of imaginative play.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

I'm a childless adult and I even I like this

Watched some episodes due to nostalgia for the 80's version (which was not around when I was alive, but still watched on VHS bootlegs on old YouTube), but I was pretty cute. If I were to babysit, I wouldn't mind passing it down to the next generation
age 2+

Delightful Reboot

This is one of those rare modern reboots that is actually really good. While it doesn't really improve the original one other than giving Gonzo a much better voice actor, it IS one of those that doesn't ruin the series either. It joins the list of reboots that are actually good and not just watchable, alongside My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and the film reboot of the first season of Pokemon: Pokemon The Movie I Choose You. Also they added a penguin character that is actually likable and that earns points. The only episodes that are questionable are just the weird ones where Gonzo has a potato for a best friend. And Ms. Piggy is even more obnoxious and Fozzie is really annoying but it's not bad enough to ruin the experience. If anything it actually makes it better because you have likable characters like good ol' Kermit the frog, Animal, and Gonzo and the new penguin Summer (or Sommer?). Did I mention that there are life lessons like being patient and telling the truth and being a good sport among many other good lessons.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

One of Jim Henson's most beloved productions gets a makeover in this darling CGI series that shows kids why make-believe is so much fun. With five familiar faces and one exuberant newcomer in Summer Penguin, Muppet Babies celebrates the limitless possibilities of letting imaginations run wild. Using their own curiosity and a toy or two as inspiration, these friends soon find themselves aboard ships, in outer space, in a dragon's lair, or in one of any number of exotic destinations, learning how to solve problems as a team along the way.

This delightful remake is a fun introduction for kids to the ubiquitous Jim Henson characters, especially for parents who grew up with fond memories of the original series. With some help, kids can identify how the Babies learn to solve problems and, in some cases, face their fears when they arise. Original songs and vibrant animation help sell this updated version that does its classic parent series proud.

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