Disney+ Revives The Proud Family With Original Voice Cast
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney+ is reviving The Proud Family animated family sitcom 18 years after the show first premiered on the Disney Channel. The original voice cast, as well as the original executive producers, creator Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar, are returning for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.
The original voice cast includes Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Jo Marie Payton as Suga Mama, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez. Cedric the Entertainer will also return as Uncle Bobby Proud.
The original series aired from 2001-2005 and was praised for its messages about inclusion and cultural diversity. The award-winning series ended with a TV movie in 2005, and all previous seasons are currently available to stream on Disney+.
“In our minds, the show never really went away, as we still had tons of stories left to tell. It’s the perfect time to bring back this show, and we can’t wait to take fans, old and new alike, on this journey with us,” Smith and Farquhar said in a joint statement.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is currently in production at Disney Television Animation. Smith and Farquhar are at the helm and reuniting with Calvin Brown Jr., who is co-executive producing the series as well as serving as story editor.