The “Mighty Marvel Hit Parade” continues at Disney‘s D23 Expo 2019, with Disney Channel announcing they’ve ordered original animated project Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to series, based on Marvel’s hit comic book series (which may have been cancelled). The series will follow 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.
“Disney TV Animation is thrilled to collaborate with renowned producers Laurence,Helen and Steve and the talented Marvel Animation team to bring this modern-dayroller-skating, gadget-wielding tween superhero and her larger-than-life partner toDisney Channel.”
– Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels
The series stems from Disney Television Animation, and is executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland‘s Cinema GypsyProductions (ABC’s black-ish), Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy winner Steve Loter (Disney’s Kim Possible). Jeff Howard (Planes) and Kate Kondell (The Pirate Fairy) serve as co-producers and story editors.
Laurence Fishburne first broke the news during Disney Television Animation’s panel at Disney’s D23 Expo:
“As an avid comic book fan, Iam thrilled to be involved with ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’ Disney Channelis the perfect platform to explore this pint-sized female African American superhero andI can’t wait for their audience to enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Lunella and DevilDinosaur.”
For Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, the series just makes sense:
“Lunella doesn’t know she is the smartest person on the planet, but audiences will soonknow how very cool Moon Girl is. Her adventures with giant buddy, Devil Dinosaur, arefilled 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.”