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Man, the cast for the new DuckTales cartoon was already pretty insane. And now it just got even better.

Disney has just confirmed that its latest collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda‚ÄĒaside from Mary Poppins and seemingly a hojillion other projects they‚Äôre working on together‚ÄĒwill be DuckTales, as Miranda will joining its voice cast as one of Duckberg‚Äôs greatest heroes, Gizmoduck, a.k.a. Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera. In the new show Fenton is a research assistant who will work alongside Gyro Gearloose (reminder: everyone‚Äôs name in DuckTales is faaaabulous) in Scrooge McDuck‚Äôs labs, helping to develop the Gizmo suit.

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In the original, his transformation into the heroic Gizmoduck was a little more accidental, having first appeared as an accountant for Scrooge, but he went on to appear as a regular character and even had a few appearances in Darkwing Duck. And that’s despite the fact the shows took place in separate universes!

This is a frankly perfect bit of casting for the show; at least as impressive as getting Doctor Who‚Äôs David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck. You‚Äôll be able to hear Miranda‚Äės voice in action when DuckTales hits Disney XD this summer.

[D23]

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