Disney Channel Orders Marvel's 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur'
Disney Television Animation and Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment are partnering with Laurence Fishburne's Cinema Gypsy Productions for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
Disney Channel is getting a new animated series in 2020. The series will be adapted from the 2016 Marvel comic book series of the same name. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will follow 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette (one of the smartest people in the world) and Devil, her pet dinosaur after the arrival in the present day due to a time vortex.
The concept is an updated take on Jack Kirby's 1978 Devil Dinosaur comic book series.
Jeff Howard and Kate Kondell will serve as co-producers and story editors. The new television series will come from Disney Television Animation. Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions as executive producers along with Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment producer Steve Loter.
"As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” Fishburne said in a statement. “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.”
Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will premiere on Disney Channel in 2020.