By Nicole Nalty
Lin-Manuel Miranda really is all he’s quacked up to be. The multi-award-winning (not to mention Oscar®-nominated, thanks to his amazing work on the music of Moana) actor, playwright, composer, and creator of a little thing called Hamilton is headed to Duckburg as part of the voice cast of Disney XD’s DuckTales––is there anything he can’t do? Lin-Manuel will voice fan-favorite and Duckburg hero Gizmoduck, also known as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, an exceptionally bright intern working with Scrooge McDuck’s in-house mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.
Lin-Manuel is a lifelong DuckTales fan, and it’s clear that the feeling is mutual. Co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones 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.”
Executive producer Matt Youngberg 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!’”
DuckTales debuts later this summer, and you can get a sneak peek at D23 Expo 2017!