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Hamilton fans, Lin-Manuel Miranda fans, Disney fans, and Duck Tales fans – get ready to love the month of May!
All throughout May, the Emmy® Award-nominated hit series Duck Tales will air daily on Disney Channel. This will include premieres every Friday in May including multiple award-winning actor, playwright, composer and lifelong DuckTales fan, everyone’s favorite, Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Miranda will make his debut as Gizmoduck (aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera) in a new “DuckTales” episode that will premiere on FRIDAY, MAY 11 (8:00 p.m., EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, as part of the inaugural “Duck Week.”
“I’m really excited that a new generation of kids will be growing up with ‘DuckTales‘” said Miranda. “As a huge fan of the original series, I love that I can share this new version with my sons.”
Beginning May 1, DisneyNOW will debut the “DuckTales Treasure Hunt LIVE!,” an interactive experience on-air and in the DisneyNOW app. To play, DisneyNOW visitors select a team based on a DuckTales character – Team Huey led by Isaak Presley (Stuck in the Middle), Team Dewey led by Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack), Team Louie led by Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home) and Team Webby led by Ariana Greenblatt (Stuck in the Middle). A secret treasure will be revealed in daily episodes of DuckTales (8:00 p.m., EDT/PDT) which can then be found in DisneyNOW to earn points for the team.
Every Friday in May, Disney Channel will highlight the leading team. On May 25, the winning team will be announced with an on-air shout out by their Team Captain and receive an exclusive in-app surprise.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will continue the storytelling by inviting families to search for some of the same treasures at “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” at DinoLand U.S.A., beginning May 25. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck at “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” at DinoLand U.S.A.
Disney Channel’s first-ever “Duck Week” takes flight on SUNDAY, MAY 6 with a duck-blur of activities throughout the week, including partnerships with ESPN, Disney Studios, Disney Parks and Resorts, and Disney|ABC Television; a “DuckTales” product line at Disney store and shopDisney.com; Augmented Reality-branded experience for kids and a special Snapchat lens allowing fans to jump into a virtual Money Bin with “DuckTales” characters, all in collaboration with Unity Technologies; a PSA celebrating diverse families as part of Disney|ABC Television’s annual Foster Care Awareness campaign with FosterMore; new shorts featuring Webby and interstitials featuring baby ducks in reimagined scenes from favorite Disney Channel shows including “Andi Quack,” “Raven’s Pond” and “Duck in the Middle.”
Other extensions of the series set to begin this summer include an array of book titles from Disney Press including “DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!”; comic books and graphic novels from IDW Publishing; and a brand new toy line from PhatMojo including action figures, plush and collectibles exclusively at Target. On June 5, Disney Studios will release “DuckTales: Destination Adventure!,” an episode compilation DVD with two bonus classic “DuckTales” episodes released for the first time ever on DVD.
The voice cast is David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Mrs. Beakley and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.