still of little girl laughing as she talks to Kermit the Frog

The Muppets are Coming!—Disney Junior Announces Muppet Moments

Have you ever wanted to sit down and talk with Kermit the Frog or Fozzie Bear? Well, some lucky—and adorable—kids are getting the chance to do just that. And you can watch these chats when Muppet Moments makes its debut on Disney Channel on Friday, April 3, at 8:25 a.m.

Disney Junior announced today that it will present Muppet Moments, a new short-form series of:

amusing conversations between Muppets and young children

. . . about everyday topics that include “apologies,” “favorite foods,” and “manners.” Four shorts will premiere on April 3—at 8:25 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 9:25 a.m., and at 9:55 a.m., all ET/PT—and a new short will air daily through Friday, May 8. New shorts will continue to air throughout 2015, and will also be available on WATCH Disney Junior.

In this featurette from our friends at Disney Junior, the Muppets tell us what it was like talking to kids—and you can see how much fun the kids had talking with the Muppets.

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Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide said, “The Muppets have been a part of nearly every family’s life, and we are delighted to bring back fond memories of these iconic characters for parents and create new ones for the youngest members of the family. Muppet Moments highlight the Muppets doing what they do best—making kids and families laugh, while showcasing compassion and heart. Our hope is that viewers will come away seeing how funny and special the Muppets really are.”

Kermit the Frog added, “In show business, they say never work with kids or animals. Well, on Muppet Moments we break both those rules and a lot more—and the results are fun, silly, and even inspiring.”

In addition to Kermit and Fozzie, Miss Piggy will also star in Muppet Momentsnaturellement!—and the short-form series will feature appearances by The Great Gonzo, Animal, Beaker, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Rowlf, Bobo, The Newsman, Rizzo, Sam Eagle, and Pepe the King Prawn. Here’s another video that shows the Muppets auditioning for popular Disney Junior roles. It turns out that Muppets are Doc McStuffins fans, too!

The series is produced by Alex Rockwell and directed by Bill Barretta; and is a production of The Muppets Studio in association with Disney Junior.