Disney announced this week that three-time Grammy Award winner Raphael Saadiq has been named executive music producer for the upcoming Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur animated series.
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Saadiq, who is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer, will lead the show’s writing and background music. A news featurette was released alongside the announcement, with Saadiq explaining how he aims to reflect New York’s many cultures and communities, including hip-hop, pop, R&B, jazz, Jamaican, funk, latin, and more.
Check out the new featurette for Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur below:
“The highly anticipated series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur,” reads the official synopsis for the animated series. “After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur to present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo work together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.”
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur is produced by Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Productions, which also explains the actor introducing the series in the trailer. Fishburne will also voice The Beyonder on the show, who is a curious character to have on the show. For those unaware, The Beyonder is helping launch the original Secret Wars comic bow. It’s unclear how it fits into the upcoming anime series, but it sets the stage for an interesting story.
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Alongside Fishburne, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will also star Diamond White as Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl), Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi, Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Sasheer Zamata as the role of Adria, Lunella’s mother, Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s father, James Jr., Fred Tatasciore as Devil Dinosaur, and Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops.