In the spirit of series revivals, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is one you definitely don’t want to miss. Just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original series, The Proud Family, Disney+ announced we’ll get to check back in with Penny Proud, Suga Mama, and the rest of the Prouds and the neighborhood. Part of the reboot are new characters and a long list of guest stars from Disney icons to major celebs like Bretman Rock, Brenda Song, Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, and more!
There’s no word yet on Bretman’s character, but we know he’ll fit right in the family. He isn’t the only Filipinx to have a guest role on The Proud Family, back in the day Dante Basco voiced Chinese-American Kwok Wong. Dante’s character Kwok appeared in 3 episodes throughout the first season as Penny’s middle school crush. This was groundbreaking because Kwok’s storyline explored Asian-American cultural nuances which wasn’t done in a children’s show let alone mainstream media.
The Proud Family tackled many realistic issues like cultural acceptance and values, economic differences, classism, and dealing with family dynamics. The series allowed for cultural and ethnic representation in mainstream media and we’re sure the revival will do the same. It’ll pick up around Penny Proud and her family, parents Oscar and Trudy, twin sibs BeBe and CeCe, and Suga Mama and Puff! You know Penny would also be rolling with her crew Dijonay Jones, Lacienega Boulevardez, and Zoey Howzer in the new series too. Original cast members set to return are Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker and more!
Want a sneak peek? Check out the BTS of the cast and guest stars of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder!
Cover Photo Credit: Bretman Rock Twitter