After announcing the voice cast for the upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series, based on the acclaimed Marvel comic series, today courtesy of an EW Exclusive fans got a first look at the upcoming cartoon set to premiere on Disney Channel sometime in summer later this year.
Based on the beloved comic series created by Brandon Monclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustos, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur continues to be a hit with young readers.
In a statement to EWLaurence Fisbhurne, who not only produces the series through his Cinema Gypsy Productions company but voices the Beyonder, said, “I am overjoyed to share a little Black Girl Magic with the debut of Lunella Lafayette, her family, Devil Dinosaur, Casey and The Beyonder. We at Cinema Gypsy Productions and Disney Television Animation hope that Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will be a family favorite and an inspiration to the younger generations.”
Check out the first look images and character descriptions for the upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series below:
Moon Girl (Diamond White)
Described as one of the smartest people in the Marvel universe (which as we know is really saying a lot), 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette protects her beloved Lower East Side community as the roller-skating, gadget-wielding superhero known as Moon Girl.
Devil Dinosaur (Fred Tatasciore)
Devil Dinosaur is like a 10-ton dog: he’s playful, fiercely loyal and utterly driven by his appetite. As Moon Girl’s partner (and family), he contributes muscle, teeth, claws, cunning, and an excellent sniffer.
Adria (Sasheer Zamata)
Lunella’s mom, Adria, is a social activist and musician who serves as the DJ at Roll With It, the family-owned roller-skating rink.
James Jr. (Jermaine Fowler)
Lunella’s dad, James Jr., is an optimistic and unconventional businessman. He and his family run Roll With It, the last roller-skating rink in New York City. “Roll with it” also happens to be James’ personal credo, as he always looks on the bright side of life.
Casey (Libe Barer)
A 13-year-old Puerto Rican-Jewish powerhouse, Casey is Moon Girl’s manager and best friend. Her mission is to make Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur the most beloved superheroes around.
Mimi (Alfre Woodard)
Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi, is the family’s rock. She suffers no fools and guides all – particularly Lunella – with gentle reminders and advice. But act foolishly or get on her bad side and she’ll set you straight with one of her patented zingers.
Pops (Gary Anthony Williams)
Pops is Lunella’s cool grandpa and the proud owner of Roll With It. He is a clever tinkerer and meticulous craftsman, constructing custom skates and reviving old pairs until they’re better than new.
The Beyonder (Laurence Fishburne)
The Beyonder is a curious, mischievous, mercurial being. He’s a comedically impish and self-centered trickster. While the all-knowing, all-powerful Beyonder is brilliant when it comes to the makeup of matter and the universe, he is clueless about humans.
Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.
From Disney Television Animation, the series is executive produced by Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s black-ish and mixed-ish, Freeform’s grown-ish) and Emmy® Award-winner Steve Loter (Disney’s Kim Possible). Emmy Award-winner Rodney Clouden (Futurama) is supervising producer, Jeffrey M. Howard (Planes) and Emmy Award-winner Kate Kondell (The Pirate Fairy) are co-producers and story editors, and Pilar Flynn (Elena of Avalor) is producer.