Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in a episode of DuckTales. The show premieres Friday, May 11, at 8 pm ET/PT on on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Miranda will voice Fenton,“Duckburg’s preeminent hero who has Latin roots,” a “brilliant young scientist”, which marks a “reimagining” of the character by executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones. Miranda’s debut episode, is titled “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!,” Fenton is recruited by Launchpad (voiced by Beck Bennett), who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’ newest invention.
Beginning May 1, DuckTales will air daily on Disney Channel, with premieres set for every Friday in May. New episodes and shorts will debut throughout the summer across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. The launch of the daily airings coincides with DisneyNOW’s debut of DuckTales Treasure Hunt LIVE!, an interactive experience on-air and in the DisneyNOW app. To play, DisneyNOW visitors select a team based on a DuckTales character, and a secret treasure will be revealed in the daily 8 pm episodes of DuckTales. The treasures can then be found in DisneyNOW to earn points for the team. Every Friday in May, Disney Channel will highlight the leading team, and on May 25, the winning team will be announced on-air shout out by their DuckTale character Team Captain, with winners getting an exclusive in-app surprise.
The DuckTales voice cast includes David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye and Tony Anselmo, who has been the voice of Donald Duck since 1985.
DuckTales is executive-produced by Matt Youngberg, with Francisco Angones as co-producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez as art director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.