A Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur cartoon, based on the acclaimed Marvel comic series, was first announced back in 2018. A year later during D23 2019 more details were revealed. Today Marvel officially announced that actress and singer Diamond White will be voicing the Lunella Lafayette, better known as the eponymous Moon Girl.
White is no stranger to voiceover having worked in various high profile properties since she was a child such as Transformers Rescue Bots and The Lion Guard.
Additionally, the cast also features other
Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi
Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey
Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mom, Adria
Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s dad, James Jr.
Fred Tatasciore as the one-and-only Devil Dinosaur
Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops.
In addition, series executive producer Laurence Fishburne will be voicing The Beyonder. I’m sure fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are already well aware that this isn’t Fishburne’s first time in playing the Marvel sandbox having played Bill Foster (known as the superhero Goliath) in the comics in Ant-Man and The Wasp.
The Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur cartoon is set to premiere on Disney sometime in 2022.
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.