Actor, playwright, composer, and future EGOT contender Lin-Manuel Miranda is headed to Duckberg as the voice of Gizmoduck in Disney XD’s DuckTales.
Gizmoduck, also known as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, is a fan-favorite who first appeared in the original DuckTales cartoon. Fenton was Scrooge’s accountant while his alter-ego was hired to guard the Money Bin. Gizmoduck also appeared as a recurring ally in Darkwing Duck.
In the new series, Fenton is “an exceptionally bright intern working with Scrooge McDuck’s in-house mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.”
Co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones said in a statement, “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!’”
Disney XD’s DuckTales debuts later this summer. If you’re planning to attend D23 Expo this year, be on the lookout for a sneak peek.