Broadway and Disney are crossing paths once again. Today, Disney XD announced Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the upcoming DuckTales reboot series.
Based on 1987 animated series, the cartoon follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The voice cast includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck and Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
On the new DuckTales, Miranda will voice fan favorite “Gizmoduck, a Duckburg hero whose true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, a brilliant young intern working for Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.”
Disney XD has already renewed DuckTales for a second season. Season one is slated to debut this summer.
Read more details below:
DUCKBURG – Multiple award-winning actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Disney’s “Moana”) has joined the voice cast of the new “DuckTales” series debuting this summer on Disney XD. A lifelong “DuckTales” aficionado, Miranda will provide the voice of fan-favorite character Gizmoduck, a Duckburg hero whose true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, a brilliant young intern working for Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.
The series, produced by Disney Television Animation, has already been picked up for a second season ahead of its highly anticipated premiere.
Co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones said, “Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own. In developing the new series, Matt and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt ‘DuckTales” marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots.”
Executive producer Matt Youngberg said, “Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck. His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the perfect person to yell ‘BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'”
Miranda will recur alongside the talented voice cast which includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley.
Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, the new family comedy-adventure series will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, the temperamental Donald Duck and their trusty team, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack and Mrs. Beakley, embark on high-flying adventures around the world.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original DuckTales series? Will you watch the reboot?