"'The Proud Family' Is Coming Back"

Those longing for the nostalgia of the early 2000s can rejoice. Disney has reportedly decided to bring back The Proud Family, which originally made its debut in 2001.



Tommy Davidson, who starred in the original series, recently revealed the show’s impending return with new episodes as part of Disney’s latest platform, Disney+. “The Proud Family is coming back,” Davidson said during a red carpet interview. “It’s on one of Disney’s streaming [services],” he added. “They told me not to tell you,” Tommy revealed.

Many young adults grew up watching Penny and her family navigate life as a proud bunch. The Proud family carried their last name with dignity and, by doing so, taught a generation the value of self-love.

Kyla Pratt served as the voiceover for Penny Proud back then. The actress has since become a mom of two kids and ventured into other aspects of show business.

“I think my focus will be acting and getting behind the camera as well,” Pratt said during a 2014 interview with Madame Noire. The actress also addressed the notion of venturing into the world of Reality TV.

“As far as Reality TV [is concerned], I’m not really interested in my personal life being out there like that,” Pratt explained. “I feel like, where actors and actresses are concerned, we have to leave some sort of mystery. I want you to watch me in a film and see the character [and] not see Kyla. And if I’m showing you too much of Kyla, then that’s what you’re going to see. So, no, I don’t think Reality TV is for me.”

Will Kyla Pratt return as Penny for the new The Proud Family? We will have to keep watching how Disney develops the reboot to find out!

Photo: Hollywood Unlocked



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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