Allow us to take you down reminiscence lane. When you have been youthful, are you able to recall a second you felt seen? Maybe it was while you bought to put on precisely what you wished to highschool, or maybe it was while you watched a cartoon and recognized with a personality for the primary time. The arts have all the time held the distinctive energy to provide people a method of expression and present the total breadth of humanity. And no different kids’s sequence has finished that like The Proud Family. It goes with out saying that the Disney animated sequence was iconic in its personal proper. It was the primary cartoon from the community to observe the lives of an unapologetically Black household as they navigated the world. And whereas illustration at this second in time feels as if it’s been part of the cultural conversation without end, when this sequence aired in 2001, that wasn’t the case. Few characters, a lot much less animated characters, explored the Black diaspora. In some ways, this sequence pushed the tradition ahead by way of teenage protagonist Penny Proud and her boisterous household’s illustration of home life, faith, and race.
Considering how iconic this sequence grew to become, it was solely a matter of time earlier than a reboot was so as, one that we welcome wholeheartedly. In February, the primary episode of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder was launched on Disney+ with a star-studded solid, together with Keke Palmer and Billy Porter. So when provided the chance to talk with the solid concerning the reboot, we clearly jumped on the probability. Ahead, you’ll hear from Kyla Pratt (aka Penny Proud) and EJ Johnson (aka Michael Collins) on why this reboot is extra crucial than ever, their careers, and what dwelling loud and proud means to them.