Laurence Fishburne among executive producers of new original animated series based on the Marvel comic book series.
Disney Channel has ordered Disney Television Animation’s Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, an original animated series based on the Marvel comic books. Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland's Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC's Black-ish), Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy Award-winner Steve Loter (Disney's Kim Possible) are all on board as executive producers. Jeff Howard (Planes) and Kate Kondell (The Pirate Fairy) will serve as co-producers and story editors.
The series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her ten-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.
Fishburne announced the news during Disney Television Animation's D23 Expo panel. “As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” he said. “Disney Channel is the perfect platform to explore this pint-sized female African American superhero and I can't wait for their audience to enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Lunella and Devil Dinosaur.”
Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels added, “Disney TV Animation is thrilled to collaborate with renowned producers Laurence, Helen and Steve and the talented Marvel Animation team to bring this modern-day roller-skating, gadget-wielding tween superhero and her larger-than-life partner to Disney Channel.”
“Lunella doesn't know she is the smartest person on the planet, but audiences will soon know how very cool Moon Girl is,” Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, noted. “Her adventures with giant buddy, Devil Dinosaur, are filled with so much wonder and joy, and this historic partnership with Disney Television Animation and Cinema Gypsy Productions proved the right formula to bring them to television.”
Source: Disney Channel