Lin-Manuel Miranda joins DuckTales reboot as Gizmoduck

Disney XD’s upcoming reboot of the animated classic DuckTales already had an excellent cast, but it just got a whole lot better.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) has joined the revival as the Duckburg superhero Gizmoduck. Miranda joins a voice cast that already includes David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey) and Bobby Moynihan (Louie). Which is about as A-list as you can get for a kids' series on a Disney network.

Gizmoduck is a superhero with the undercover identity of Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, an intern for Scrooge’s mad scientist friend Gyro Gearloose. The character will have Latin roots, an attribute they incorporated specifically for Miranda.

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

The DuckTales series premieres this summer on Disney XD. The network has already ordered a second season.

Do you think Miranda is a good addition to the series? Do you plan on checking this one out?

(Via Entertainment Weekly, D23)

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