Exclusive Clip: Rizzo the Rat Takes Over the Playroom in His ‘Muppet Babies’ Debut

     April 12, 2018


We’re pleased to provide you with an exclusive clip from the newly reimagined Muppet Babies series ahead of a new episode arriving tomorrow morning on the Disney Channel! A fan-favorite character will make his first guest-star appearance on the brand-new episode and we’ve got the exclusive reveal. It’s none other than Rizzo the Rat who’ll be making his presence known to the title tots as he takes over the playroom and maybe even inspires a new dance craze.

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. The series will also feature other guest appearances by fan-favorite Muppets like Statler and Waldorf, Bunsen and Beaker, Rowlf the Dog and Dr. Teeth. To check out Rizzo’s arrival, you can take a look at our clip below and tune into the Disney Channel tomorrow at 10am ET for the full episode!

Check out our exclusive clip from tomorrow’s Muppet Babies episode:


Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures. The backyard alone is home to Kermit’s bouncy “pond,” Piggy’s dressing room, Summer’s art table, Gonzo’s chicken coop, Fozzie’s stage and a communal treehouse. In every episode, through a rainbow transition, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage. While spotlighting the zany comedy that the Muppet Babies are known for, each story is also designed to introduce young viewers to the unique problem-solving power of imagination.

Muppet Babies is a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Publishing and Digital Media group, and The Muppets Studio. Tom Warburton is executive producer and Emmy Award-winner Eric Shaw is story editor and co-producer. Andy Bean serves as the series’ songwriter/composer and Keith Horn is co-composer. The Muppet Babies voice cast includes Jenny Slate as Miss Nanny; Melanie Harrison as Piggy; Dee Bradley Baker as Animal; Ben Diskin as Gonzo; Eric Bauza as Fozzie; Jessica DiCicco as Summer; and rounding out the cast as Kermit is Matt Danner, who also serves as supervising director on the series.

Tune into Disney Channel tomorrow morning at 10am ET to catch the latest episode and Rizzo’s arrival!


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