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Erin Strecker
February 27, 2013 AT 09:31 PM EST

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The upcoming Monsters University movie isn’t the only monster news for kids. Disney Junior has just announced a new animated series called Henry Hugglemonster, which is about a family of fun-loving monsters. The show may be geared to kids ages 2-7, but their moms have their own reason to be excited: Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will guest-star as a popular monster popstar (of course!).

Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn (Atonement) will also have a recurring guest role.

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Produced by Brown Bag Films, the same team behind kid favorite Doc McStuffins, the show will feature the voices of Lara Jill Miller (Doc McStuffins), Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants),  and Lori Allan (Family Guy). Henry Hugglemonster, based on the popular book series I’m a Happy Hugglewug, originally aired in the U.K. earlier this month. It will premiere in the U.S. on Disney Junior on Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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