Multiple award-winning actor, playwright, composer and lifelong DuckTales aficionado Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his debut as Gizmoduck (aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera) in a new DuckTales episode, premiering this summer on Disney XD.
The Hamilton star said: "I'm really excited that a new generation of kids will be growing up with DuckTales. As a huge fan of the original series, I love that I can share this new version with my sons."
Miranda voices Duckburg's preeminent hero, who has Latin roots, in a reimagining of the character by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones. In Miranda's debut episode, Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!, the brilliant young scientist Fenton is recruited by Launchpad who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks' newest invention.
Disney’s DuckTales voice cast consists of David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Mrs Beakley and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.