Disney Channel’s beloved animated series, The Proud Family, has been confirmed to be making a quasi comeback of sorts on Disney+— the show originally aired for three seasons during 2001 up until 2005 with a TV movie serving as the series’ conclusion.
The confirmation came during a recent episode of Good Morning America 3 last week, which featured guest appearances by Jo Marie Payton who’s claim to fame was playing Harriette Winslow on Nick’s Family Matters. The actress is also well known for playing Suga Mama on The Proud Family series and was asked by host Keke Palmer if she’s anything like her animated counterpart.
“Yeah, Suga’s large and in charge,” Payton quipped. “That’s all I’ve got to say — except for Suga Mama will be doing some new episodes come February.” “Yes, on Disney+!” exclaimed Palmer, who appeared very excited by the unexpected news. Co-star, Tommy Davidson, also known as the voice of Oscar Proud, first mentioned news of a revival back in August before Payton’s reveal.
Other voice actors on the series included: Kyla Pratt as Penny, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy, Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez, Karen Malina White as Dijonay, Orlando Brown as Sticky Webb, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey and Tara Strong as twins Bebe/Cece and Puff the Poodle.
Originally created by Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Bruce W. Smith in partnership with Jambalaya Studios, The Proud Family was a staple on Disney’s One Saturday Morning animation block before moving to syndication on Nickelodeon before eventually being picked up by Disney Channel in late 2001.
Although classic episodes of The Proud Family aren’t currently available on Disney’s streaming service just yet, audiences can watch 2005’s The Proud Family Movie. For those unfamiliar with GMA3, aka Strahan, Sara & Keke, is an ABC daytime talk show that premiered during September 2018 and is hosted by former The View co-host Sara Haines, former NFL player Michael Strahan, and actress Keke Palmer.