Marvel Is Making The Awesome Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur Into A TV Series

The adventures of a nine-year-old girl and her dinosaur will soon be coming to a small screen near you. Marvel just announced that it's moving forward on an animated show based on the comic Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, which was created by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos. Ushering the fan-favourite book to television are black-ish and grown-ish executive producers Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland.

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The show is being developed for one of Disney's signature TV networks, which include Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Marvel Animation is producing along with Cinema Gypsy Productions. One half of that team is legendary actor Fishburne, who'll appear in this winter's Ant-Man and the Wasp. Fishburne was teasing another Marvel project not too long ago, saying he hoped it would "change the world". Now I guess we know what it was!

There isn't much more than that at the moment as things are very early in development. But can you think of a better duo to see in animation than super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her dinosaur?

[Marvel]


Comments

    She better be as much of a no-nonsense girl as she is in her books.

      At the risk of sounding like a shit, young black girl with an attitude is the go to trope for the film industry, especially Disney.

      I will prob watch it xD

    Pass. I'd rather watch a show about a Marvel Hero that I've actually heard of at least once

      That sounds like a nice way to live a safe little Nerf life free of anything new and scary.

      you dont marvel much, do you?

        I do actually marvel much. But apparently, I only know the popular heroes, plus the Runaways. Moon girl sells barely any copies. They might as well just make something up on their own. Then turn it into a comic and see if it does well. (It won't, kids don't buy comics as much as they used to when I was a kid)

    Odd choice for a comic that sells around 7000 copies

      But a perfect choice for the Disney kids channel really, it ticks all the boxes for that demographic.

      Kids, heros and dinosaurs.
      (Just be glad it's not Jedi High xD)

        If Spider-man couldn't make it after like 3 reboots, some unknown character won't fare well either.

          Except Spidey cartoons have mostly always done well?

          It could very well flop, but the difference between big budget live action Hollywood movies and an animated series on Disney's children's networks hardly need explaining.

          Spidey kids costumes are still one of the biggest sellers out and have little to do with the films, the animated versions have never suffered the fatigue of the constant film reboots and have always packed out the toy sections, even when the big marvel films lines are active.

          Also, kids aren't jaded little superfans, five year olds aren't going to sit there and debate the marketing choices based on comic book sales and saturation.
          Almost every popular cartoon of late is based on new franchises and overhauled existing titles that are almost unrecognisable from the source material.

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