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Disney / Television PopWrapped | Disney

Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins 'DuckTales' Reboot

Jacqueline Naranjo | PopWrapped Author

Jacqueline Naranjo

05/20/2017 12:01 pm
PopWrapped | Disney
Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins 'DuckTales' Reboot | Lin-Manuel Miranda
Media Courtesy of NBC

Disney XD's upcoming DuckTales revival hasn't graced our television screens, yet its shaping up to be a massive hit. Not only has Disney already picked up the series for a second season, but the casting keeps getting bigger and better. Disney has confirmed Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will be voicing to the role of Gizmoduck, a robo-hero whose real identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera.

In the reboot, Fenton is a young intern working for Scrooge McDuck-employed mad scientist Gyro Gearloose. According to co-producer Francisco Angones, the character will have a Latino twist. "Growing up as a Cuban-American comic 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," said Angones.

“Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck,” executive producer Matt Youngberg added. “His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the perfect person to yell ‘BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'

The series will once again follow the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, along with Donald Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack, and Mrs. Beakley.

Miranda joins an all-star voice cast that also includes Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartzm and Bobby Moynihan, who voice Huey, Dewey and Louie. Doctor Who's David Tennant voices Scrooge McDuck.
 
The DuckTales revival was announced in February 2015, and set to debut before the end of the year.
 
Ducktales is not the only collaboration between Disney and Miranda. He's tapped to work on the studio’s upcoming live-action Little Mermaid, and is set to star and compose music in the film Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda previously composed music for the animated hit Moana.  

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