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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Voice Cast of ‘DUCKTALES’

May 19, 2017

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Multiple award-winning actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Hamilton, Disney’s Moana) has joined the voice cast of the new Disney XD series DUCKTALES, which is set to debut this summer.

A lifelong Ducktales aficionado fan, Miranda will play 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.

Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series has already been renewed for a second season ahead of its highly anticipated premiere.

Francisco Angones, Co-Producer and Story Editor 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.”

Matt Younberg, Executive Producer 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 including David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, 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, this new family comedy-adventure series DUCKTALES 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, Lanchpad McQuack and Mrs. Beakley, embark on a high-flying adventures around the world.

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