Lin-Manuel Miranda's ‘DuckTales’ Debut Episode Gets Air Date PLUS Details Of Duck Week Revealed!



Disney have revealed that Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his 'DuckTales' debut, on Friday, May 11 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, as Part of the Network's Inaugural 'Duck Week'.
The multiple award-winning actor, playwright, composer and lifelong DuckTales aficionado Lin-will voice the character of Gizmoduck (aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera), Duckburg’s preeminent hero who has Latin roots, a reimagining of the character by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones. In Miranda’s debut episode, “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!,” the brilliant young scientist Fenton is recruited by Launchpad who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’newest invention.

Miranda said, “I’m really excited that a new generation of kids will be growing up with ‘DuckTales.’ As a huge fan of the original series, I love that I can share this new version with my sons.”

David Tennant leads the regular voice cast, as Scrooge McDuck  with Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett  as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.



The Emmy® Award-nominated hit series will now air daily on Disney Channel, beginning Tuesday May 1, with premieres every Friday in May, and new episodes and shorts debuting throughout the summer across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.

Beginning May 1, DisneyNOW will debut the “DuckTales Treasure Hunt LIVE!,”
an interactive experience on-air and in the DisneyNOW app.

Every Friday in May, Disney Channel will highlight the leading team. On May 25, the winning team will be announced with an on-air shout out by their Team Captain and receive an exclusive in-app surprise.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will continue the storytelling by inviting families to search for some of the same treasures at “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” at DinoLand U.S.A., beginning May 25. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck at “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” at DinoLand U.S.A.

Disney Channel’s first-ever “Duck Week” takes flight on Sunday, May 6 with a duck-blur of activities throughout the week, including partnerships with ESPN, Disney Studios, Disney Parks
and Resorts, and Disney|ABC Television; a “DuckTales” product line at Disney store and shopDisney.com; Augmented Reality-branded experience for kids and a special Snapchat lens allowing fans to jump into a virtual Money Bin with “DuckTales” characters, all in collaboration with Unity Technologies; a PSA celebrating diverse families as part of Disney|ABC Television’s annual Foster Care Awareness campaign with FosterMore; new shorts featuring Webby and interstitials featuring baby ducks in reimagined scenes from favorite Disney Channel shows including “Andi Quack,” “Raven’s Pond” and “Duck in the Middle.”

Other extensions of the series set to begin this summer include: an array of book titles from Disney Press including “DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!”; comic books and graphic novels from IDW Publishing; and a brand new toy line from PhatMojo including action figures, plush and collectibles exclusively at Target. On June 5, Disney Studios will release “DuckTales: Destination Adventure!,” an episode compilation DVD with two bonus classic “DuckTales” episodes released for the first time ever on DVD.

Check out the latest trailer below:


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