Back in May of 2017, it was revealed by the DuckTales Twitter account that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be voicing fan-favorite character Gizmoduck in the new TV series. Now, one year later, Miranda will be making his debut as the superhero in “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!” on May 11. Also announced was the show’s move from Disney XD to Disney Channel for its second season.
In the original series, Fenton Crackshell was an account who comes across a high-powered robot suit and becomes the hero known as Gizmoduck. The character has been reimagined for the new series by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer & story editor Francisco Angones as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera. They went on to say, “Gizmoduck is Duckburg’s preeminent hero. In our introduction to the character, who has Latin roots, the brilliant young scientist Fenton is recruited by Launchpad who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’ newest invention.”
On getting to be apart of the series, 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.”
Starting May 1, the series will air daily on Disney Channel. New episodes will be debuting every Friday in May.
Disney will also be releasing a special Snapchat lens allowing fans to jump into a virtual money bin with DuckTales characters in conjunction with the second season’s May premiere.
This summer, fans can look forward to more comic books and graphic novels from IDW. And coming to Target is an exclusive toy line from PhatMojo, including action figures, plushes, and collectibles.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gizmoduck zooms into Duckburg in “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!” on May 11 on Disney Channel and the DisneyNOW app.