A new “Peppa Pig” friend has rolled into town and she has a disability. On April 3, the popular British cartoon introduced viewers to Mandy Mouse, a character who uses a wheelchair.
Mandy Mouse made her debut via a teaser on the official “Peppa Pig” Twitter account. It read:
Squeak! Introducing the newest member of the playgroup, Mandy Mouse!
Squeak! Introducing the newest member of the playgroup, Mandy Mouse! ? pic.twitter.com/cwMy8vFuVS
— Peppa Pig Official (@peppapig) April 3, 2019
Mandy Mouse first appears in episode eight of the show’s sixth season, titled “Mandy Mouse.” She joins Peppa Pig’s playgroup and is really good at playing basketball. When Peppa asks her why she uses a wheelchair, Mandy says it is because her legs don’t work like Peppa’s.
Mandy’s disability is not a central part of the story, but rather she joins the group as just one of the kids. According to the official “Peppa Pig” twitter account, Mandy Mouse will be a recurring character on the series.
Since Mandy Mouse’s introduction, parents of kids with disabilities as well as disabled adults have taken to twitter to express their support of the new character:
Source: The Mighty