Award-winning actor, playwright, and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has had quite the year — and he shows no signs of slowing down.
The “Hamilton” star and creator has joined the voice cast of “DuckTales,” the new Disney XD series premiering this summer, the network announced Friday.
As a self-proclaimed “DuckTales” aficionado, Miranda will voice the character Gizmoduck. However, the Duckburg hero’s true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, a sharp young intern working for Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.
“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 [Youngberg] and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt ‘DuckTales” marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots,” Francisco Angones, co-producer and story editor, said in a statement.
“Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck,” executive producer Matt Youngberg added. “His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined »
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