Just a simple story of a girl and her dinosaur protecting the Lower East Side.
Lunella Lafayette is your average 13-year-old super genius living on the Lower East Side of New York. When there are several blackouts in the neighborhood, they start to hurt the local business, including her family’s roller rink. While trying to create a device to create more energy, she inadvertently opens a portal. What comes through that portal is a huge red dinosaur. Determined to do some good for her community, she and her new pet take up the identities of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
The series is based on the comic book of the same name. Devil Dinosaur was created by Jack Kirby back in 1978. Set on an alternative Earth, Devil was originally teamed up with a primitive humanoid Moon Boy. The series became a cult classic. Fast forward to 2017, writer Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder and artist Natacha Bustos create Moon Girl and team her up with Devil. The series became a hit. It was kid friendly and great for adults as well. So making it a cartoon series made a lot of sense.
The series is created by producer Helen Sugland and actor Laurence Fishburne. I love the fact that Fishburne really took to developing this show. He really had a passion for this project.
The cast is really stellar. Diamond White voices Moon Girl and she really nails the character. The strong script really helps. Veteran actor Fred Tatasciore is Devil Dinasour. Tatasciore just always goes a great job of voicing these types of characters.
As I stated previously, the script is really solid. There is a nice mix of action, humor, and heart. Plus the pacing is really good. Great dialogue as well. It gives a lot of positive female role models.
The animation style is a nice mix of several different styles. It gives the show a unique visual.
There is also a lot of original music in the show. It adds to the show and some really plays like a mix tape.
Overall this show is a lot of fun and it’s not something you want to miss. It really great for all ages.
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur premiers on Friday, Feb. 10, on Disney Channel, With the First Six Episodes Streaming Wednesday, Feb. 15, on Disney+