D23: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur coming to Disney Channel
During D23, Disney Channel brought word of yet another Marvel show coming to TV, this one aimed squarely at kids titled Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur!
Although taking its inspiration from the short-lived Jack Kirby comics series from the 70’s set in prehistoric times and involving the title dino and a cave man named Moon-Boy, this new show will actually take its cues from the more family-friendly recent comics featuring Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, a 9-year-old prodigy from modern times. She will be a 13-year-old in the show, where Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day NYC through a time vortex, and the duo work to protect the Lower East Side.
According to Deadline, the new animated series will hail from Disney Television Animation, Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s black-ish), Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy winner Steve Loter (Disney’s Kim Possible) as executive producer.
“As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” Fishburne 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.”
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