In addition to Smith and Farquhar, Calvin Brown, Jr. (Moesha) is co-executive producer and story editor; Jan Hirota (Big Hero 6 The Series) is producer; Eastwood Wong (Carmen Sandiego) is art director; and Latoya Raveneau (Rise Up, Sing Out), Rudi Bloss (DC Super Hero Girls) and Tara Nicole Whitaker (Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure) direct.
Season 2 will feature a star-studded guest cast, including singer and producer Chance the Rapper; Gabrielle Union (L.A’s Finest); singer and dancer Normani; Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton); Anthony Anderson (black-ish); gymnasts Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez; Jane Lynch (Glee); Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street); Maury Povich (Maury); Storm Reid (Euphoria); Courtney B. Vance (Genius); and Liana Mendoza (Hey, Mr. Postman!).
Executive-produced by its creator Bruce W. Smith, and Ralph Farquhar, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and includes her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be The Proud Family without Penny’s loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer, among others.
Extensions for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder include a cross-category product line of apparel, home, stationery, toys and Funko Pop! collectibles exclusively at Target; a storybook from Disney Press, “It All Started with an Orange Basketball;” and The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records set for release on June 3. Additionally, the complete library of the original series, The Proud Family, is currently available on Disney+, digital and DVD.
Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.
Cast members reprising their roles from the original series and returning for Season 2 are Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud; Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud; Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud; JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama; Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby; Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer; Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez; Carlos Mencia as Felix Boulevardez; Maria Canals-Barrera as Sunset Boulevardez; Alvaro Gutierrez as Papi; Raquel Lee Bolleau as Nubia Gross; and Marcus T. Paulk as Myron. Recurring new voices that will also return for the next season include Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins; Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto as Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins; EJ Johnson as Michael Collins; Asante Blackk as Kareem; Artist “A Boogie” Dubose as Francis “KG” Leibowitz-Jenkins; Bresha Webb as CeCe; and Aiden Dodson as BeBe.
Disney+’s groundbreaking The Proud Family, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder comes to its Season 1 conclusion on April 20, but fans won’t have to wait another 20 years for another series revival. The streamer has just announced Season 2 of its critically acclaimed The Proud Family revival is currently in production with Disney Television Animation.