As you know, Disney is in production on a new DuckTales animated series that is set to debut this summer. It's just been revealed that Gizmoduck will be coming to the series and that Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda will be providing the voice!
Miranda has found a home at Disney and has worked on films for them such as Moana, Mary Poppins Returns, the live action Little Mermaid film, and I'm sure he has several other projects in development at the studio. Now he'll be providing the voice of a classic fan-favorite character.
Gizmoduck, also known as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, is described as an "exceptionally bright intern working with Scrooge McDuck’s in-house mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose." The art above shows the new character design and as you can see it's pretty faithful to the original.
According to D23, Lin-Manuel is a lifelong DuckTales fan, and this is what co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones had to say in a statement regarding their new take on the character:
“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 added:
“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!’”
I'm curious to see how this series turns out. I know it's at least something that my kids will enjoy! What do you think about Lin-Manuel Miranda taking on the role of Gizmoduck in DuckTales?