If you’re or been a Disney head then in no way do you not remember about The Proud Family. The Proud Family revolves around an African American girl Penny Proud and her family as they try to get on with their lives in America.
The show is highly loved and received many awards for its apt representation of the African American community. Now sixteen years later, the show has come back yet again with Penny who is now sixteen years old.
The new series titled The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder follow her adventures with her family as they try to get over obstacles and the weird challenges that come with being a teenager.
Stream It Or Skip It
Disney is getting more and more accurate with its representation of various communities and The Proud Family is no exception. The show was always known for its fun and quirky problem-solving ways. Sixteen years later things only change for the best.
The half an hour episode show acts as a guide but in a friend-like manner telling you that you’re not the only one causing mishaps and doubting yourself. It’s everyone. The story immediately heads into the 2022 timezone talking about recent issues.
Our call is to STREAM IT! The show has come back better and stronger. Unlike other shows is not afraid of showing the truth.
What do our Critics have to say?
The show is extremely good with its representation and not just of the African American community which forms the center of the show but also other communities like the Muslim community, the Chinese community, and many more.
The show never shies away from talking about sensitive topics of concern like bullying, racism, sexism. Penny’s brief influencer stint as she gets way too popular for her handling shows the recent generation’s obsession with social media and the temporary nature of fame in modern times.
Naturally, none of these would have landed well if the show didn’t have a good writing team. The show has writers who are very efficient at portraying the burning issues of the world. All these along with good music make The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder a very riveting watch.
Where can I watch it?
The show was released on the 23rd of February. Forever a Disney Channel original, the reboot version is now available for streaming on Disney+ at a minimum subscription rate. Disney + is available for streaming on AppleTV, Google Chromecast, Amazon FireTV. It is also available on iPhone and iPad, Android Phone or Tablet. So you can binge-watch the show even while you’re traveling.
Apart from all this, you can stream Disney+ on your Samsung, Sony, VIZIO, and LG Smart TVs as well.
It is surprising to know how many celebs are voicing the characters of Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. Kyla Pratt voices Penny. Although Penny is the most iconic character she played. People also know her for the character of Maya in the 2000s sitcom One Too Many and as the daughter of Eddie Murphy’s in Dr. Doolittle.
One of the big names on the cast list would be Keke Palmer who’s voicing the character Maya Leibowitz- Jenkins. Her filmography includes prominent shows like Big Mouth, Insecure, and the Scream TV series on MTV. Zachary Quinto of the American Horror Story and Star Trek fame and Porter of Kinky Boots and Pose fame play the roles of Maya’s dad educating the children from the roots about the LGBTQ community.
Other characters include Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Jo Mary Payton as Sugar Mama, Karen Malina White gives voice to Dijonay Jones, Penny’s best friend, E. J Johnson and Soleil Moon Frye voice Michael Collins and Punky Brewster respectively.