Join Disney+ as they bring back the underrated yet excellent, “The Proud Family,” this time for a whole new generation as “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” This brand-new animated series, scheduled to begin airing on Disney+ in 2022, features an incredible guest-starring voice cast, which includes some of both Hollywood and the music industry’s brightest entertainers like Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Chance the Rapper. The original “Proud Family” voice actors are also scheduled to reprise their roles.
Having such music heavyweights involved in the new series can only help make a new generation of fans in both children and parents alike. Time magazine named Lizzo “Entertainer of the Year” in 2019 and she is also a 3-time Grammy Award winner. Lil Nas X and his song “Old Town Road” spent 19 weeks at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the longest running number one song since the chart debuted in 1958. Chance the Rapper is also a 3-time Grammy Award winner, including the award for Best Rap Album, the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy Award.
“The Proud Family” often revolves around the Proud’s teenage daughter Penny Proud (voiced by Kyla Pratt), a Straight-A student who loves her family but often gets into trouble when she gives into peer pressure with her friends. She is a well-rounded student though, playing on the school football team, writing for the school newspaper, and is good at reciting poetry. She has a caring but overprotective father (Oscar), a veterinarian mother (Trudy), twin-one year old siblings (BeBe & CeCe), and a hip grandmother who loves wrestling and does Tae-kwon-do (Suga Mama). Also returning are Penny’s loyal crew: Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez, Zoey Howzer, along with Uncle Bobby. The series is known for having messages about inclusion and cultural diversity.
Original series creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar are also back and had this to say about the new revival:
“In our minds, the show never really went away, as we still had tons of stories left to tell,” Smith and Farquhar said in a statement. “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.”