Our time is now, millennials! The Proud Family is the latest classic Disney channel cartoon to get a reboot, following recent revamps on classic cartoons like Rugrats and The Animaniacs. Today, we got a brand new trailer for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, a reboot of Disney’s The Proud Family, and viewers have been fanboying (and girling) all over the new trailer’s comment section; delighted to see a notable comparison between the classic The Proud Family series and the latest reboot.
The Proud Family was a 2001 Disney Channel original animated series starring Kyla Pratt and Tommy Davidson. Phil LaMarr, Cree Summer, Raven-Symoné, and Samuel L. Jackson were just a few industry vets to lend their vocal talents during the Disney show’s two seasons.
The brand new trailer for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder reveals a more mature Penny Proud (voiced by Kyla Pratt) dealing with the many growing pains of becoming a young lady, such as finding a way to date under the authoritarian rules of her reluctant father Oscar Proud (voiced by Tommy Davidson). Fans of the original The Proud Family series will appreciate the similarities between the older series and the latest reboot, like
- Returning cast and crew members. (Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, and Karen Malina White all reprise their original roles. Series creator Bruce W. Smith is also on board)
- The appearance of old characters like Zoey Howzer and Dijonay Jones.
- The outrageous jokes and humor that earned the Disney series its loyal following.
At the same time, the show is made relevant by the addition of new elements like social media and fresh, new takes on character designs and style; the new series has an updated, fresh and vibrant aesthetic.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder appear to be a continuum of the original animated series with A-list guest stars like Jaden Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union, and Leslie Odom Jr.
The first season will have 22 episodes and will start streaming on Disney Plus on February 23, 2022. Who knows, following the show’s success, maybe we can look forward to more reboots of classics in the future. I personally would love to see an updated Hey Arnold! or Invader Zim. What classic cartoons would you like to see rebooted? Let us know in the comments.