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DuckTales reboot finds its Gizmoduck in Lin-Manuel Miranda

Disney announced this morning that Miranda — who lately collaborated with Walt Disney Animation on Moana —  will voice Fenton Crackshell and his heroic alter-ego Gizmoduck in this year’s new DuckTales show.

The original voice of Gizmoduck was, interestingly enough, the late Hamilton Camp.

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Miranda joins a talent-saturated cast on a show that has already received orders for a second season. Watch for DuckTales’ premiere this summer on Disney XD.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gizmoduck will join the DuckTales gang on May 11, as part of “Duck Week”, a summer-long promotion to celebrate the series’ move to Disney Channel from Disney XD.

Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, Gizmoduck’s alter-ego, is based in part on the original show’s Fenton Crackshell character, but is also significantly influenced by Miranda.

Deadline reported that the revamped character, as envisioned by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer Frank Angones, is “‘Duckburg’s preeminent hero who has Latin roots’ and a ‘brilliant young scientist.’”

Watch the trailer above or read the full write-up from Deadline to find out more about the DuckTales return to television. 

New episodes will air on the Disney Channel every Friday in May. 

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )