The … Proud … Family … what?!
The official first full-length trailer for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder has arrived!
The trailer for The Proud Family reboot sees our favorite animated family with a fresh new look, but up to the same old shenanigans we grew to love them for in the original series.
And almost all of the original cast has returned—Kyla Pratt (Penny Proud), Tommy Davidson (Oscar Proud), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy Proud), Jo Marie Payton (Suga Mama), Karen Malina White (Dijonay Jones), Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey Howzer), Alisa Reyes (LaCienega Boulevardez) and Cedric the Entertainer (Uncle Bobby Proud). Orlando Brown, who voiced Dijonay’s crush Sticky Webb, is the only cast member that wasn’t invited to return.
Penny and her friends seem older now, and Oscar is still trying his best to keep his little girl from growing up too fast, especially when it comes to her growing interest in boys.
Though Trudy realizes their “little girl is becoming a young lady,” Oscar ain’t trying to hear none of that, as he interrupts Penny’s alone time with a boy and stops the teens from kissing. “I told you, Penny … no dating before you’re married!” Oscar says.
As part of his mission to keep Penny from growing up too quickly, Oscar later crashes her school dance. “You think imma let you dance with a boy looking like a, like a …,” Oscar says as Penny chimes in, “Like a girl?”
Later, Oscar’s new friend Randall (voiced by Billy Porter) gives Oscar a bit of advice on how to raise his teenage daughter. “You should try looking at the world through Penny’s eyes,” he says.
The end of the trailer also teases a star-studded lineup of the revival’s guest voice actors, including Gabrielle Union, Lizzo, Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Odom Jr., and Lil Nas. Keke Palmer, EJ Johnson and Zachary Quinto were also previously announced as series newcomers.
The Proud Family aired on the Disney Channel from 2001 and 2005 and ended after just two seasons. The same year the show ended, Disney released a made-for-TV movie for the series, aptly titled The Proud Family Movie.
Kyla Pratt, now 35, recently talked about how excited she was regarding the show’s comeback.
“I got to do that character from the age of 14 to 17, so it’s a part of my childhood and for years, people have always been like, ‘You guys need to bring that back. There weren’t enough episodes. It was so amazing,’ ” she said in an interview with TV Line back in January 2021.
“I always tell people, ‘Don’t harass me. I can’t make this happen.’ But it’s coming back now, it’s going to be on Disney+, we have a bunch of new episodes, and it’s basically the old Proud Family rebooted, an upgraded version.”
Pratt added: “What I love about that show is we talked about so many things a lot of shows weren’t talking about in 2001, and so now, of course we gotta bring it extra hard. There are a lot of people who are going to be looking at the episodes and saying, ‘Wow, I can’t believe they went there, but I’m glad they did.’ There’s certain discussions we need to have that sometimes, it can start with something as simple as a cartoon.”
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premieres on Disney+ on February 23rd.