by Ms. Black Hollywood
Say It Loud-They’re Back and They’re Prouder Hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since Oscar, Trudy and the kids last invited us into their cartoon home for some laughs. In the real world, Penny would be old enough to be married and struggle with kids of her own. Thankfully, the Proud Family lives in the world of animation and haven’t aged a day. Disney announced this week that’s it’s bringing Penny and the whole gang, including Suga Mama and Uncle Bobby, back to the line up on Disney Plus. The all-new shows will still be centered around young Penny Proud and her daily adventures growing up in the Proud family with parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings and grandma Suga Mama. The Prouds will not only look the same but sound the same too since much of the original cast that voiced the characters are on board for this trip down memory lane. Returning are Kyla Pratt(Penny), Tommy Davidson(Oscar), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy), and Jo Marie Payton (Suga Mama), and Cedric the Entertainer (Uncle Bobby). During its 4-year -run, the original show was the first animated series to air on Disney that was not exclusively produced by Disney’s Animation. It was relaunched on ABC for the network’s Saturday morning toons and also found a home in syndication on networks like BET and Centric. New episodes of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” are already in production. No date on when the reboots will air on the streaming service.
The Urban Legend Lives On in “Candy Man” Ok, which one of ya’ll stood in the mirror and said his name “Candyman” five times because he’s back! And we can expect lots of blood, terror, and gore as the one-handed executioner returns to kill those who dare summon him. The 1992 supernatural slasher film is getting a new spin from the mind of Jordan Peele who brought us the thriller “Get Out”. Peele is writing the script but handing off directing duties to Nia DaCosta who promises there will be blood and lots of it. Though Peele and DaCosta are being coy about talking about it, it appears Tony Todd will be back in some form to reprise his role as the vengeful spirit Candyman/Daniel Robitaille –an artist who made the mistake of falling in love with a White woman, had his hand chopped off, smeared in honey and was left for bees to devour. Todd played the role to terrifying perfection and helped set a standard in the genre. Todd welcomes Peele’s involvement in this fourth film in the “Candyman” franchise with hopes that he will bring an “…intelligence” and a thoughtful probe “into the whole racial makeup of who Candyman is and why he existed in the first place.” “Candyman” is set to hit theaters this summer. Until then here’s your first reel look at “Candyman” in the official trailer that just dropped.
For this week’s look at what’s to expect from some of your favorite Black Hollywood celebs, that’s a wrap!