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Disney Channel Announces Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Animated Series

August 25, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Disney Channel is the latest part of Disney’s media empire to get in the Marvel game, announcing an animated Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series. The company announced at D23 Expo on Saturday that the series, which was first put into development in February of 2018, is officially a go. It will be executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Steve Loter and is based on the Marvel comic book.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur has been a hit for the comic book company since its debut in January of 2016, selling big among younger readers as trade paperbacks as opposed to the traditional month-by-month “floppy” single issues. The series follows 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.

Fishburne said when announcing it at D23, “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.”