So much of the focus for Marvel recently has been on adult animation. Rightfully so, but here is a series that has been a bit under the radar because of that. You might have missed the fact that an adaptation of Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur was coming to Disney. Now we know who will voice the major characters in the series.
Actress and singer Diamond White (Disney’s “The Lion Guard”) will star as Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl), Alfre Woodard (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”) will play Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”) as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”) as Lunella’s mom, Adria; Jermaine Fowler (“Superior Donuts”) as Lunella’s dad, James Jr.; Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as the one-and-only Devil Dinosaur; and Gary Anthony Williams (Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins”) as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops. Thev executive producer of the series is Laurence Fishburne for Disney Television Animation. He will also voice the recurring role of The Beyonder, a curious and mischievous trickster.
The story, “follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.”
Other producers include Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s “black-ish” and “mixed-ish,” Freeform’s “grown-ish”) and Emmy® Award-winner Steve Loter (Disney’s “Kim Possible”). Emmy Award-winner Rodney Clouden (“Futurama”) is supervising producer, Jeffrey M. Howard (“Planes”) and Emmy Award-winner Kate Kondell (“The Pirate Fairy”) are co-producers and story editors, and Pilar Flynn (“Elena of Avalor”) is producer.
Given the number of award winners behind the scenes, and a stellar voice cast, fans should be very hyped for this series. Marvel’s Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur will premiere some time in 2022 on Disney Channel. Keep checking back for updates.
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