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  • JENNY: Today, we're talking an iconic "The Book of Boba Fett"

  • moment, spending some quality time with the cast

  • and crew of "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,"

  • and so much more.

  • I'm Jenny.

  • And I'm Andre.

  • This is "What's Up, Disney+," where

  • we talk all things Disney+.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • Few things in life make me happier than the new Star Wars

  • series, "The Book of Boba Fett."

  • If I had one wish, it'd be to try on Boba Fett's helmet.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Personally, I'd like to take control of Jaba's old throne

  • and become the new crime lord of Tatooine.

  • [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

  • To each their own.

  • Can I be your Fennec Shand?

  • With the season underway, let's take

  • a look at a bountiful moment from "The Book of Boba Fett,"

  • brought to you by LG OLED, Life's good.

  • JENNY: In this scene, Boba Fett is visited once again

  • by the Hutt twins, who had just sent

  • Krrsantan as their assassin.

  • ANDRE: But no hard feelings, right?

  • After announcing they're skipping town,

  • the twins give Boba a larger-than-life present.

  • JENNY: The pit finally has a rancor again.

  • And it imprints on Boba since he's the first human it sees.

  • Aw, such a sweet bonding moment.

  • I know.

  • And with a Dolby Vision IQ on the LG OLED,

  • we get to see every little detail of the rancor

  • and how terrifyingly majestic it is.

  • With the infinite contrast, you don't miss a thing.

  • You can catch "The Book of Boba Fett,"

  • now streaming on Disney+.

  • And now, here's what's new.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • JENNY: OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)

  • is streaming March 25 exclusively on Disney+.

  • ANDRE: Check out Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke

  • in Marvel Studios' "Moon Knight,"

  • an Original Series, streaming March 30 only on Disney+.

  • JENNY: Rescuing the world takes a pair.

  • "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers," an Original Movie,

  • is streaming May 20 on Disney+.

  • I've never been more proud to be part

  • of this next family gathering.

  • My abuela's house this Sunday?

  • No.

  • Although, yes, tell your abuela I will be there this Sunday.

  • I'm looking forward to it.

  • But I'm talking about "The Proud Family."

  • JENNY: "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder"

  • follows the adventures and misadventures

  • of newly 14-year-old Penny Proud and her Proud

  • family as they navigate modern life with hilarity and heart.

  • Now we're so excited to welcome to "Proud Family:

  • Louder and Prouder" executive producers Bruce

  • W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar.

  • Thank you both so much for being here.

  • Thanks for having us.

  • It's a pleasure.

  • Yep, glad to be here.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • This is very surreal for us right now.

  • Yeah, we both are fans of "The Proud Family."

  • It was actually not only that I watched

  • it when it first came out.

  • But when we got Disney+, it was actually one of the first

  • series I binge-watched, so.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Oh, we're just as excited to bring it back.

  • Ralph and I both knew that our show had unfinished business.

  • We've been trying to get back for the past 15 years.

  • Well, now's the right time, honestly.

  • So what can both returning and new viewers expect?

  • It will definitely be louder.

  • I think the main thing to expect is a continuation

  • of what we did before.

  • "The Proud Family" is an unapologetically Black TV show,

  • you know.

  • That's what it is.

  • You're going to see real brothers and real sisters

  • on this show.

  • We got some new characters come in, you know.

  • We've got a slightly new look.

  • We've got a slightly new theme song.

  • So I think it's going to be refreshing and exciting

  • for our old audience and a revelation

  • to the new generation.

  • We always wanted to make sure that we displayed a spectrum

  • of the Black experience, which is something that you just

  • didn't get in the early 2000s, you

  • know, especially in animation.

  • And so that's when I just, sort of, you know,

  • collaborated with Ralph and said, listen,

  • this is what I want to do.

  • I mean, this is an African American

  • animated sitcom.

  • And bringing those characters in,

  • the people that we all grew up with

  • and stories that we all know.

  • And it was so authentic and specific.

  • ANDRE: Yeah.

  • And that's why so many people were

  • able to relate to it, because you don't see

  • that type of authenticity in storytelling, especially

  • in animation.

  • Where do we find Penny and the family

  • at the start of the new series?

  • We played her as a tween, you know.

  • I-- I see there's a lot of discussion, how old is Penny?

  • Well, we played her, like, 12, 13-ish back then.

  • So now she's 14 for sure.

  • At this point, they're still in junior high.

  • But they're-- they're, like, ninth grade.

  • So they're, like, the seniors of-- of Willy T.

  • Ribbs Middle School now, right?

  • Oh, I see. Yeah.

  • Right.

  • So they-- they got it going on.

  • And there's going to be some new kids that

  • move into the neighborhood.

  • And that's when the drama and comedy begins.

  • And also, you know, it's a lot of your returning characters.

  • I mean, it's-- you know, Oscar at his most Oscarly, you know.

  • JENNY: Oh my gosh. [LAUGHTER]

  • I am here for this.

  • You have no idea.

  • Trudy has expanded her business.

  • Brother Bobby is still there.

  • And obviously, Suga Mama.

  • Oh my gosh, yes.

  • You know, Suga Mama's, sort of, the-- the real,

  • kind of, matriarch of the fold.

  • She gets to do and say whatever she wants.

  • Why's my grandbaby dressed like Darth Vader?

  • We send her on some really wonderful

  • adventures, where we discover a whole lot

  • about why she is how she is.

  • Who she is.

  • How does she become Suga Mama?

  • Yeah, how does she become Sugar Mama?

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Well, I was just going to ask about this later.

  • But since you're already bringing up characters,

  • can you tell us a little bit of insight about some

  • of the new characters that we would see on "The Proud Family:

  • Louder and Prouder"?

  • There's a-- there's a couple of new characters

  • and characters that we've, kind of, upgraded and-- and really

  • got into, starting with Michael, who's being voiced by E.J.

  • Johnson.

  • Then we brought in Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto

  • as two new parents that move into the neighborhood

  • with their family, which will consist of Maya and KG.

  • BRUCE W. SMITH: Yeah, A Boogie plays KG.

  • And Keke Palmer plays Maya Lebowitz-Jenkins.

  • We've introduced multiple LGBTQ+ characters, if you will.

  • And so that's-- that's, like, a--

  • a big thing we're going into in a more honest way.

  • We've brought in these new characters,

  • as, you know, two dads raising their kids.

  • And so it's bringing that reality,

  • which I would say 20 years ago, we weren't

  • encouraged to talk about.

  • Now we have that freedom.

  • Did you realize even back then that you

  • were bringing about such a groundbreaking show?

  • And now you're doing it again.

  • We felt that each time we put stuff on the page,

  • each time we put stuff on screen,

  • we both would look at each other and say, well,

  • I've never seen this before.