Disney XD’s DuckTales reboot has added a Tony Award winner to its impressive voice cast with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda starring as Duckburg hero Gizmoduck.
Gizmoduck is described as “a Duckburg hero whose true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, a brilliant young intern working for Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.”
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.
David Tennant stars as Scrooge McDuck, joined by Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley. In addition to the core cast of characters, the reboot will include such familiar faces as Donald Duck, who’s been featured in promotional images, Gyro Gearloose, Duckworth, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, and Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle).
DuckTales debuts sometime this summer on Disney XD.