April 04, 2015
WELCOME TO BABYFICATION MONTH
Welcome to Babyfication Month. What is “babyfication” you ask? Babyfication is a phrase coined in reference to when an established character or franchise is de-aged in order to add new life and make them appealing to a whole new generation of fans. It all began with Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, which ran for a highly-rated seven seasons. Upon seeing the success of an established franchise de-aging their characters, other studios began to follow suit over the next decade with their own. Thus, the babyfication fad began, and this month we take a look at the programs that were the result of it.
We start from the beginning on April 4th with Muppet Babies and the first copycat series, Flintstone Kids.
Rounding out the 1980s on April 11th is The New Archies and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
Taking us into the 1990s on April 18th is Tom and Jerry Kids and Yo Yogi!
And finally, we join the 21st century on April 25th with the 90s-ending Jungle Cubs and the 2000s-beginning Baby Looney Tunes.
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