'The Proud Family' Star Says the Show Is Returning With New Episodes on Disney+

Tommy Davidson confirmed the revival during a recent red carpet event.


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Get ready for a Proud Family revival.

During a premiere event for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, actor Tommy Davidson revealed the beloved animated series was returning with new episodes for the Disney+ streaming service. Davidson, who voiced the character of Oscar Proud, didn't reveal any information beyond that, claiming he was told to keep revival on the down low. 

"I forgot to tell you that, The Proud Family is coming back. Proud Family's coming back," Davidson told Where Is the Buzz. "It's on one of Disney's streaming [services]. Yeah, Proud Family's coming back. They told me not to tell you [...] New episodes."

Created by Bruce W. Smith, The Proud Family premiered on the Disney Channel in 2001 and wrapped up in 2005 with The Proud Family Movie. The series followed the life of Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt), who embarked on crazy adventures with her friends and family.

Pratt addressed the possibility of a Proud Family comeback in a 2017 interview with CelebSecrets:

"I’m absolutely in love with that idea! I’ve seen that idea circling around the Internet for a while and I’ve seen drawings of a grown-up Penny Proud," she said. "It’s great because I love animation. I don’t have to do my make-up or hair, I could just show up and be loud! I would love to be a part of that process and I wish they would pull something together because that would be really tight!"

The series also featured the voices of Paula Jai Parker, Aries Spears, Karen Malina White, Orlando Brown, Soleil Moon Frye, and Alisa Reyes, among others.

Disney has not confirmed The Proud Family's return. Disney+ is scheduled to launch Nov. 12.

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