It’s been a minute since we’ve seen or heard any news regarding Disney and Marvel’s upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur cartoon series. Yesterday afternoon, character designs for the show have made their way online via Entertainment Weekly along with descriptions of the cast. You can take a look right down below.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Character Reveals
Lunella Lafayette/Moon Girl (Diamond White)
Let’s start off with the stars of the show. Much like her comic book counterpart:
Described as one of the smartest people in the Marvel universe (which as we know is really saying a lot), 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette protects her beloved Lower East Side community as the roller-skating, gadget-wielding superhero known as Moon Girl.
Devil Dinosaur (Fred Tatasciore)
Devil Dinosaur is like a 10-ton dog: he’s playful, fiercely loyal and utterly driven by his appetite. As Moon Girl’s partner (and family), he contributes muscle, teeth, claws, cunning, and an excellent sniffer.
Now let’s meet their supporting cast:
Casey (Libe Barer)
A 13-year-old Puerto Rican-Jewish powerhouse, Casey is Moon Girl’s manager and best friend. Her mission is to make Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur the most beloved superheroes around.
James Jr. (Jermaine Fowler)
Lunella’s dad, James Jr., is an optimistic and unconventional businessman. He and his family run Roll With It, the last roller-skating rink in New York City. “Roll with it” also happens to be James’ personal credo, as he always looks on the bright side of life.
Adria (Sasheer Zamata)
Lunella’s mom, Adria, is a social activist and musician who serves as the DJ at Roll With It, the family-owned roller-skating rink.
Mimi (Alfre Woodard)
Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi, is the family’s rock. She suffers no fools and guides all – particularly Lunella – with gentle reminders and advice. But act foolishly or get on her bad side and she’ll set you straight with one of her patented zingers.
Pops (Gary Anthony Williams)
Pops is Lunella’s cool grandpa and the proud owner of Roll With It. He is a clever tinkerer and meticulous craftsman, constructing custom skates and reviving old pairs until they’re better than new.
Last but certainly not least is the show’s take on The Beyonder voiced by none other than executive producer for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Lawrence Fishburne! The series describes him as this:
The Beyonder is a curious, mischievous, mercurial being. He’s a comedically impish and self-centered trickster. While the all-knowing, all-powerful Beyonder is brilliant when it comes to the makeup of matter and the universe, he is clueless about humans.
In my opinion, the design for Fishburne’s Beyonder is not what I expected to see and I say it is quite the look. While it is vastly different from his Marvel Comics appearance, to me this version of the character just screams “Him” from Powerpuff Girls.
In an official statement, Fishburne expressed his excitement over the project by saying:
“I am overjoyed to share a little Black Girl Magic with the debut of Lunella Lafayette, her family, Devil Dinosaur, Casey and The Beyonder,” He then continues to say, “We at Cinema Gypsy Productions and Disney Television Animation hope that Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will be a family favorite and an inspiration to the younger generations.”
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur premieres this summer on Disney Channel. Tell us in the comments below what are your thoughts on the designs and if you plan on watching the series with your family?