Disney Plus releases first character art for ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’

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Fans of early 2000s nostalgia are in luck, as the new character designs have just been released for the upcoming Disney Plus series, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.

This hotly-anticipated revival of the beloved animated series, which ran on the Disney channel from 2001-2005, is set to arrive on the House of Mouse’s streaming platform later this month, and features many voice talents reprising their original Proud family roles, including Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Karen Malina White’s Dijonay Jones, Jo Marie Payton’s Suga Mama, and Kyla Pratt’s Penny Proud.

A bonanza of additional guest stars will also join the revival, including America’s weatherman, Al Roker, who plays a wish-granting genie version of himself.

Other characters included in the new batch of artwork include singer Lizzo as herself, and Jaden Smith as the college-aged version of Myron Lewinski. The show is also slated to guest star musical artists Lil Nas X and Chance the Rapper, as well as Anthony Anderson, Leslie Odom Jr., Zachary Quinto, comedian Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union, and Jane Lynch.

The plot of Louder and Prouder picks up where the 2005 TV movie spinoff of the original series left off, following central character Penny Proud, her madcap family, and loyal crew, as she navigates the prickly world of teenagerhood as a now-16-year-old.

The promise of more LGBTQ+ representation will continue the series’ legacy of inclusive messaging through multilayered and humorous storytelling.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premieres on Disney Plus Feb. 23.

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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'