Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Lin-Manuel Miranda is headed to Duckburg

Lin-Manuel Miranda is headed to Duckburg

Miranda will be playing Gizmoduck, aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera - a superhero who protects Duckburg, but also spends his days as an intern for Scrooge McDuck's personal mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose (in the original series, he was McDuck's accountant). He was nominated for an Oscar for best original song "How Far I'll Go", from the Disney film Moana, and has a role in the studio's upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

Disney XD's DuckTales reboot has added a Tony Award victor.

Gizmoduck is back for the return of "DuckTales" to TV with another big star added to the cast.

DuckTales is set to debut on Disney XD this summer and has already been picked for a second season in advance of its premiere. His casting means a great deal to the people behind the show. Co-producer Francisco Angones says the character of Fen has Latin-inspired roots, purposely developed for Miranda by him and executive producer Matt Youngberg.

"His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the flawless person to yell 'BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'" said executive producer Matt Youngberg.

Based on the Emmy-winning 1987-90 series, DuckTales will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie (Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan, respectively), the temperamental Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo) and their trusty team of Webby Vanderquack (Kate Micucci), Launchpad McQuack (Beck Bennett) and Mrs. Beakley (Toks Olagundoye) embark on high-flying adventures around the world. "His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the ideal person to yell 'BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'" We definitely agree that this is casting is flawless and Miranda fits the bill (JK not sorry at all) perfectly.

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