Disney Revamping Kids Cartoon with Gay Dads and Teen Activist
Written by ZenKC on May 14, 2021
Disney is revamping its 20-year-old animated series “The Proud Family” and the reboot will center on two multiethnic, gay dads and their adopted teenage daughter, who is a racial activist.
The entertainment brand announced the show, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” via social media Wednesday.
The fathers, Barry and Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, will be voiced by Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto — both of whom are gay — while the daughter, Maya, will be voiced by Keke Palmer.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the other cast members of the original series, which aired from 2001 to 2005, will return to voice the seminal characters Penny Proud, Oscar Proud, Trudy Proud, Uncle Bobby Proud, and Suga Mama.
The show is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.