TONY AWARD®–WINNER RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY
(BROADWAY’S ‘HAMILTON’) PERFORMS THE THEME SONG FOR
DISNEY JUNIOR’S REIMAGINED ‘MUPPET BABIES’ SERIES
Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Broadway’s “Hamilton”) will perform the theme song for Disney Junior’s highly-anticipated animated series “Muppet Babies,” premiering this March on Disney Channel. The iconic theme song has been reimagined for a whole new generation of young viewers by the acclaimed songwriting team of Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis and Dan Petty (“Doc McStuffins”). It will be released by Walt Disney Records on Friday, February 23.
Link to video featurette with Renée Elise Goldsberry talking about recording
the “Muppet Babies” theme song is available here.
Based on the original Emmy® Award-winning series, the all-new CG-animated “Muppet Babies” chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin.
In addition to portraying Angelica Schuyler in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” Goldsberry also starred on Broadway in “The Color Purple,” “Rent” and “The Lion King.” She currently stars, as rebel leader Quellcrist Falconer, in the Netflix sci-fi series “Altered Carbon.”
“Muppet Babies” is co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s Publishing and Digital Media group (DCPI), and The Muppets Studio. Tom Warburton (Disney’s “The 7D”) is executive producer, Matt Danner (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”) is supervising director, and Emmy Award-winner Eric Shaw (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) is story editor and co-producer. Andy Bean (“Puppy Dog Pals”) serves as the series’ songwriter and Keith Horn (Disney’s “The 7D”) is composer.
About Disney Junior
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel in 92 million homes and a 24-hour channel reaching over 73 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 35 Disney Junior channels in 27 languages around the world.
Disney Junior Media Relations
Alex Liakos Keim
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