Musical producer

Raphael Saadiq appointed director. Music Producer of Marvel’s ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ | LOOK

*Raphael Saadiq Has Been Named Executive Music Producer for Marvel’s New Animated Series”Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.“The Grammy-winning musician will be responsible for giving the series a sound that is akin to the many popular musical genres in New York (hip-hop, pop, R&B, jazz, Jamaican, funk, Latin).

The news came out on July 1 from the Disney panel at the Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans. There was also a promo video showing Saddiq hard at work in the studio (watch it above).

“I’m proud to work with Disney Branded Television on this groundbreaking new series featuring an African-American Marvel superhero who is smart, funny, compassionate and a born leader,” Saadiq revealed in a statement. “I look forward to helping the creative team bring the show to life through the music.”

The official description for the series reads: “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, based on the hit Marvel comics, follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur to present-day New York City, the duo work together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.

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Raphaël Saadiq (screenshot)

The vocals for the theme song and additional songs throughout the series are provided by Diamond White, voice of Lunella/Moon Girl. Besides White, other voices on the show include Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mother, Adria; Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s father, James Jr.; Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops; Fred Tatasciore as the Devil Dinosaur; and Laurence Fishburne in the recurring role of The Beyonder, a curious and mischievous trickster.