Disney/Marvel Faucet Raphael Saadiq for ‘Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur’ – Billboard
Musical multi-hyphenate Raphael Saadiq has been tapped as govt music producer for Disney’s newest Marvel collection, Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur. Based mostly on a Marvel comedian guide of the identical title, the collection takes place on the Decrease Eastside of New York Metropolis, following two superheroes: 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette (performed by Diamond White) and her T-Rex, Satan Dinosaur. The collection is scheduled to premiere in 2023 on Disney Channel and Disney+.
“I’m proud to be working with Disney Branded Tv on this groundbreaking new collection that includes a feminine African American Marvel Tremendous Hero, who is wise, humorous, compassionate, and a born chief,” Saadiq says. “I look ahead to serving to the artistic crew deliver the present to life via music.”
In 2018, Tufts College’s Youngsters’s Tv (CTV) Mission revealed that Black characters solely comprised 5.6% of characters out of a pattern of over 1,500 characters in youngsters’ tv and movie, with a good smaller portion depicted in a serious hero function. Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur is a step in direction of illustration in a diversifying tv panorama, as extra dad and mom are expressing issues tied to the shortage of variety of their kids’s favourite tv reveals.
The information of Saadiq’s involvement within the upcoming undertaking was revealed throughout a “Marvel’s Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur” panel at ESSENCE Competition of Tradition in New Orleans, the place Disney launched a lot of activations together with the panel, screenings and meet-ups with Disney stars. The competition runs from June 30 to July 3.
Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur might be govt produced by Laurence Fishburne (ABC’s black-ish and mixed-ish, Freeform’s grown-ish) and Steve Loter (Disney’s Kim Doable) and have a musical underscore “that displays the numerous cultures and communities of New York Metropolis,” together with hip-hop, pop, R&B, jazz, Jamaican, funk and Latin music types, in keeping with a press release. Fishburne may also star, enjoying the function of recurring trickster The Beyonder. Different forged members embrace Alfre Woodard, Sasheer Zamata, Libe Barer and Jermaine Fowler.
This gained’t be Saadiq’s first time scoring scenes on display. The producer beforehand co-wrote unique music for 2021 movie America vs. Billie Vacation starring Andra Day in addition to for 2017’s Mudbound, each of which earned Saadiq Golden Globe nominations. Within the R&B house, Saadiq has been one of the prolific music-makers of his period, having had a hand in traditional choices from D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Frequent, Solange, Jill Scott, TLC, John Legend and as a member of the musical group Tony! Toni! Toné!
Watch the Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur featurette under.
Musical multi-hyphenate Raphael Saadiq has been tapped as govt music producer for Disney’s newest Marvel collection, Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur. Based mostly on a Marvel comedian guide of the identical title, the collection takes place on the Decrease Eastside of New York Metropolis, following two superheroes: 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette (performed by Diamond White) and…