Lin-Manuel Miranda to Make ‘DuckTales’ Debut, Friday, May 11 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
Multiple award-winning actor, playwright, composer and lifelong Disney aficionado, Lin-Manuel Miranda will makes his debut as Gizmoduck (aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera) in a new DuckTales episode,premiering FRIDAY, MAY 11 (8:00 p.m., EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, as part ofthe inaugural “Duck Week.”
The Emmy Award-nominated hit series will now air daily on Disney Channel, beginning Tuesday, MAY 1 with premieres every Friday in May, and new episodes and shorts debuting throughout the summer across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.
Miranda said, “I’m really excited that a new generation of kids will be growing up with ‘DuckTales.’ As a huge fan of the original series, I love that I can share this new version with my sons.”
Miranda voices Duckburg’s preeminent hero who has Latin roots, a reimagining of the character by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones. In Miranda’s debut episode,“Beware the B.U.D.D.Y System!,” the brilliant young scientist Fenton is recruited by Launchpad who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’ newest invention.
Miranda had previously collaborated with Disney as part of the musical composing team behind Walt Disney Pictures’ 2016 animated film Moana. He also will co-star along side Emily Blunt as “Jack” in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, hitting theaters at Christmas 2018.
“How Far I’ll Go” (Written By Lin Manuel Miranda)
From Moana: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Walt Disney Records
Mary Poppins Returns (Teaser Trailer)
Lucamar Productions/Marc Platt Productions/Walt Disney Pictures