Lunella Lafayette aka Moon Girl’s footprint in the Marvel Universe only goes back to 2016 in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Amy Reeder Hadley, Brandon Montclare and Natacha Bustos. She is a thirteen year old girl classified as an Inhuman who has a genius level intellect who ends up with a best friend Devil Dinosaur. In case you haven’t had a chance to check out her appearances, Disney Channel will be making her a lot more accessible as they have ordered Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, which is an original animated series based on Marvel’s comic book from Disney Television Animation.
Executive producers for Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur are Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Gypsy Productions, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy Award winner Steve Loter. Co-producers and story editors for this series are Jeff Howard and Kate Kondell. The announcement was made today at D23 by Fishburne at the Disney Television Animation’s Panel.
Fishburne commented about his excitement for his involvement in the series, “As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’ 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.”
Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels said, “Disney TV Animation is thrilled to collaborate with renowned producers Laurence, Helen and Steve and the talented Marvel Animation team to bring this modern-day roller-skating, gadget-wielding tween superhero and her larger-than-life partner to Disney Channel.”
Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment said, “Lunella doesn’t know she is the smartest person on the planet, but audiences will soon know how very cool Moon Girl is. Her adventures with giant buddy, Devil Dinosaur, are filled 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.”
Lunella is a great character and I think she has a great home on Disney Channel, I think that having Fishburne’s production company with Marvel Animation working together will make for a fantastic show! I can’t wait to see this with my daughter. Are you looking forward to seeing this duo in an animated series? Let us know in the comment section below!
Disney Channel’s Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur currently does not have a release date.
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Source: D23 Press Release