Every ’90s and 2000s kid’s favorite animated family is back on Disney+’s The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, and so are the voice actors you know and love. Click through to see how each beloved character and their IRL counterpart has evolved since the original series’ 2001 premiere.
Picking up where 2005’s The Proud Family Movie left off, Penny Proud is now 16 years old on Louder and Prouder, but she’s still got the same bright-eyed spunky personality, eclectic group of friends, and overprotective parents from when viewers met her at 14 on The Proud Family.
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“I didn’t realize until after the fact how much of an impact [The Proud Family] had on everyone and how much it molded me as a young woman,” Pratt recently told HuffPost. “I’m just so excited that a newer generation also gets to enjoy what we had back in the day.”
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Having starred on In Living Color, Tommy Davidson was already an established TV actor when he landed the role of Oscar at 41 years old. The comedian has since published a memoir, 2020’s Living in Color, and continuously performed stand-up sets since The Proud Family premiered.
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“We are so happy and so relieved, because we put so much work into this project initially,” Davidson recently told ScreenRant of joining Louder and Prouder. “And to have a 20-year lull? It means a lot to be back, because the work that we do is actually demanding.”
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“Now that I have my own son ... It’s a whole new world,” Parker recently said. “I'm proud — pun intended — that I finally have something on my resume again that's not so... R-rated. Thank you, Disney, for not judging a girl and allowing me to be Trudy. It’s a blessing.”
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“[Penny] was practice for me with my granddaughter who is 13 — who wasn't born 20 years ago,” Payton recently said. “It’s a blessing to have somebody you can talk to about [topics] you can't talk to your parents about... That’s the relationship Penny and Suga Mama have.”