Disney Channel is kicking off its inaugural “Duck Week” with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s DuckTales debut as Gizmoduck (Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera) on Friday, May 11.
“Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!” will see Launchpad recruit Fenton after he’s menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’ newest invention.
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“I’m really excited that a new generation of kids will be growing up with DuckTales,” Miranda said in a press release. “As a huge fan of the original series, I love that I can share this new version with my sons.”
Miranda’s Gizmoduck is described as “Duckburg’s preeminent hero who has Latin roots,” reimaged by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones.
Announced in February 2015, the new series returns to television the beloved animated action-adventure that was an integral part of weekday afternoons between 1987 and 1990, and inspired the 1990 theatrical release DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.
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DuckTales will begin airing daily on Disney Channel starting Tuesday, May 1 with new episodes every Friday in May. New episodes and shorts will air throughout the summer on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.
The series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley and Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck. They’re joined by such guest stars as Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, Allison Janney as Goldie O’Gilt, Margo Martindale as as Ma Beagle, Paul F. Tompkins as Gladstone Gander, Kimiko Glenn as well-traveled teen Lena, Jim Rash as mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, Josh Brener as tech billionaire Mark Beaks, Keith Ferguson as Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, Eric Bauza as the Beagle Boys and Corey Burton as Ludwig Von Drake.