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Laurence Fishburne and Steve Loter Discuss ‘Marvel’s Moon Woman and Satan Dinosaur’

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Brainiac superhero Moon Woman and her Satan Dinosaur first appeared again in 2015, when Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustoss’ first subject of “Moon Woman and Satan Dinosaur” was printed by Marvel Comics. The comedian centered round 9-year-old Lunella Lafayette, a younger African American woman with brains past her years, who likes to invent. The comedian picked up from the Moon-Boy and Satan Dinosaur comics, which had been each debuted within the 70s. 

Greater than 4 a long time after Moon-Boy and Satan Dinosaur, and nearly eight years after Lunella’s introduction into the Marvel universe, long-time Moon-Boy comedian fan Laurence Fishburne and Kim Doable’s Steve Loter have created their very own iteration of the story with the animated tv collection Marvel’s Moon Woman and Satan Dinosaur, premiering Friday, February 10 on Disney Channel and Wednesday, February 15 on Disney+.

“We’re individuals who actually, actually love animation, from the very starting of our lives,” says Fishburne, a three-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor, most identified for his position as Morpheus in The Matrix. “So, it is only a pleasure for us to be creating this type of present, which is a present like we have by no means seen earlier than.”

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The wildly colourful and action-packed comedy collection from Titmouse and Cinema Gypsy Productions follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Satan Dinosaur. After Lunella unintentionally brings Satan Dinosaur into present-day New York Metropolis, the duo works collectively to guard town’s Decrease East Facet from hazard.

The heartwarming collection stars Diamond White as Lunella and Fred Tatasciore as Satan Dinosaur, together with the voices of Libe Barer; Alfre Woodard; Sasheer Zamata; Jermaine Fowler; and Gary Anthony Williams. The all-star season one visitor voice solid consists of Alison Brie; Andy Cohen; Daveed Diggs; Maya Hawke; Jennifer Hudson; Technique Man; Cobie Smulders; and Wesley Snipes.

Fishburne even will get to lend his voice to the present as “The Beyonder.” 

Because the story goes within the comics, Satan Dinosaur results in New York with Lunella after he wanders by way of a portal from Savage Land after the dying of Moon Boy, whose dying want is for Satan Dinosaur to reclaim the misplaced Nightstone and avenge his dying. However Fishburne and Loter’s collection is a conduit for greater than epic adventures, heroic missions, and revenge. 

The Disney collection, which has an all-female writers’ room, focuses extra on younger Black woman empowerment, instructing children (and adults) it’s cool to be good; it additionally shares worthwhile classes on socioeconomic challenges like gentrification, or the neighborhood disruption that has come to many U.S. neighborhoods like Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York.

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In reality, Lunella’s battle with the present’s first villain, Aftershock, embodies the concept one woman could make a distinction within the face of gentrification. In response to Loter, it’s “a press release about dropping neighborhood and neighborhood and connection.”

However Moon Woman and Satan Dinosaur can be a present that pays homage to Loter’s time rising up in New York within the 80s and 90s, within the early days of graffiti artwork, previous to gentrification, the place creativity, creativeness, music, artwork, poetry, and books had been nonetheless town’s soul. 

“Laurence and I linked early and talked in regards to the imaginative and prescient of the present and what it ought to appear like,” shares Loter. “And Laurence is a large comedian e book fan, so we used that as a springboard for the visible styling, significantly the linework on the characters and the general look of the present. Spider-Verse was an enormous inspiration for us. It actually blew the doorways large open to do superhero animation that seemed actually specialised and distinctive.”

However Fishburne and Loter, who function not solely the creators but additionally government producers on the collection with Helen Sugland, additionally relied on a variety of New York creative benchmarks – comparable to Andy Warhol’s Step by Step Silk Screening Course of and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s graffiti artwork – to seek out the “taste” of New York they needed to seize. 

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“We had a variety of conversations about backgrounds and in regards to the atmosphere, the colour palette, and all of those textures, like graffiti, for instance, as one of many parts in our backgrounds and textures for New York and the Decrease East Facet,” shares Fishburne. “As a lover of animation and all the good Warner Bros. characters – Tremendous Associates, Hong Kong Phooey, The Flintstones, Woody Woodpecker – my profession as an artist has led me to this place.”

Fishburne provides that the present is “multi-quadrant.” In different phrases, it’s for folks, children, and grownup children that will not have children of their very own. Loter notes that because the present is complimentary to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel followers will see a few MCU characters within the present, some which are “actually deep cuts in Marvel Comics from the 70s.” There are a variety of easter eggs within the background, but additionally within the dialogue. The producers guarantee audiences their fandom appetites can be nicely fed. 

Moon Woman and Satan Dinosaur has been renewed for a second season earlier than the present’s first season launch. Air dates for Season 2 have but to be introduced. 

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Victoria Davis is a full-time, freelance journalist and part-time Otaku with an affinity for all issues anime. She’s reported on quite a few tales from activist information to leisure. Discover extra about her work at



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