‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Reveal First Music Video – Black Girl Nerds


Things got pretty exciting as a special preview of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur skated at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday. The upcoming animated TV series is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name, and yes, it centers on a genius black teenage superhero!

Produced by Disney Television Animation, Marvel Animation, Cinema Gypsy Productions and Lawrence Fishburne (The Matrix Series) with animation by Flying Bark Production, the project brings in several powerful actors. This includes show talent and Marvel newcomers: Diamond White (Lunella Lafayette/Moon Girl), Fred Tatasciore (Devil Dinosaur),

Lunella Lafayette’s life is turned upside down when the gifted teenager accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur to modern-day New York. Of course, chaos immediately ensues, but in one of the best possible ways. Lunella and Devil Dinosaur are a dream team. With the help of her best friend and future manager, Casey (Libe Barer), they protect New York’s Lower East Side.

BGN got an exclusive look at the world of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. Panelists included Diamond White (Love glory and beauty), Libé Barer (Sneaky Pete)Fred Tatasciore (Marvel’s Hit Monkey), Sasheer Zamata (Wake up), executive producer Steve Loter (Kim possible), supervising producer Rodney Clouden (Futurama) and producer Pilar Flynn (Helen of Avalor). Janine Rubenstein, editor-in-chief, PEOPLE magazine moderated the panel.

Here’s what the cast and creators had to say.

Important Announcements

The biggest news has arrived and includes a guest list and recurring voice cast: Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, May Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, Craig Robinson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Cobie Smulders and Westley Snipes . Revealed before the panel, the news that Laurence Fishburne will have a recurring role as The Beyonder had already landed. However, Fishburne gave the panelists a special message about what this comic — and soon this show — means to him.

The cast and creators also revealed a official first look clip of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur.

Moon Knight teams up. Loter said the show’s vision is for Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur to be “complementary to the MCU”, not canon.

The creators also mentioned that there are “many toys to come!” But they couldn’t say much more. There will likely be Devil Dinosaur plushies in the future for those ready to have their own furiously adorable dino friend.

Get to know Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur Cast and creators

Making her San Diego Comic-Con debut as a panelist and the voice of Marvel’s first black girl on a Disney show gave White a mix of nerves and excitement.

“I’m shy and it’s wild,” she said when asked her favorite thing about Lunella. “She’s very smart and she felt like me.” The voice actress was overwhelmed by the significance of her accomplishments. She later noted that she started doing voice acting with Phineas and Ferb. She told everyone present that she was grateful.

Joining in gratitude, Tatasciore decided to grace the panel with his best devil dinosaur sounds. Not shy about embracing his inner dino, the Marvel voice veteran summed up his character perfectly.

“Devil Dinosaur would do anything for Lunella. He can destroy anything, but he’s a big plushie who loves hugs, hot dogs (any food, really),” he said. he’s a good guy.”

Tatasciore pointed out that although Devil Dinosaur is powerful, he is as innocent as a scout. Followed, of course, with more Devil Dinosaur sounds.

For the entire cast, the importance of the series’ diversity has not been lost. Feeling close to each other, they echo the same feelings: the show is above all a question of authenticity. Zamata (Lunella’s mother, Andrea) explained that the show is special because it has a “strong family theme”. She said it was “great to see a black family on screen in a house,” especially with different generations of family members.

Her character, Andrea, runs an ice rink on the Lower East Side and also enjoys throwing parties for the community. She even has DJs at the rink. The feeling of a tight-knit community in New York that reflects its real diversity was paramount to this project.

This meant creating the right feel for the show. Fortunately, Clouden (supervising producer) had that territory covered. He told the audience that “New York is gritty, not shiny”. This means that they had to incorporate the most realistic street art possible.

Pop art, graffiti, murals, textures and the graphic quality of a comic book are all elements he wanted to include. He also threw some shade at how other cartoons include graffiti that looks like “Trash.” It’s not something he wanted to repeat.

Clouden also said he liked that Moon Girl’s story didn’t start out of tragedy. There was no death in his family to catalyze his hero’s journey. It’s not about black suffering – it’s about black joy.

To add to the unique feel of the show, Loter also shared that in addition to outstanding artwork, they will have special musical fight sequences. Each of Lunella’s battles is accompanied by music, almost like a music video. The team weren’t afraid to switch up their style of music either, especially after landing American singer Raphael Saddiq. Bringing black performers into a show with a black head plays a major role in telling the story the creators envision.

Likewise, Flynn (producer) and Libe (Casey) talked about how the show’s creators ensured that the real-life experiences of everyone involved were incorporated into the show with dignity. Flynn said it was personally important as a Latina for the story to feel authentic. She was proud to share that women, people of color, and the LGBT+ communities are all part of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur real life team. The diversity that audiences see on screen also exists off screen.

Barer also spoke about this inclusivity noting his own experience with the team. While Casey was always meant to be a Latin character, the creators decided to write her as Latina and Jewish to honor Barer’s own heritage, making her character more authentic.

She describes Casey as a “street-smart” social media maven who is a true friend. The friendship between Lunella and Casey parallels the close bond White and Barer have outside of the show.

Ultimately, the cast and creators form their own team of supers ready to take on whatever is thrown at them together. With such a well-aligned team, viewers can only imagine the payoff when the series lands on Disney Channel and eventually Disney+.

marvel’s Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur will premiere on disney channel in 2023.


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