Just ahead of today’s DuckTales panel at San Diego Comic Con, Disney announced the cast of their upcoming Disney Junior series, The Rocketeer. Disney shared the first trailer for the series that follows young Kit Secord as she protects her town from danger.
- A new comedic, animated adventure series The Rocketeer—inspired by Dave Stevens’ beloved superhero comic books and Walt Disney Pictures feature film—follows Kit Secord after she learns she’s secretly next in line to become The Rocketeer, a rocket-pack wearing superhero who can fly.
- Disney shared the first trailer for the series on their Disney Junior YouTube channel:
- The series will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior this fall with actor Billy Campbell, who starred as Cliff Secord in The Rocketeer film, as the voice of Dave Secord, Kit’s father.
- Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus) will voice Kit’s mother, Sareena Secord, and Kitana Turnbull (A Series of Unfortunate Events) stars as Kit.
- The news was announced today during Disney Television Animation’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con International.
About The Rocketeer:
- Armed with her cool new gear and secret identity, Kit takes to the skies to protect her town of Hughesville and its residents from danger. Assisting her on her heroic adventures are her best friend Tesh, bulldog sidekick Butch, and airplane mechanic grandfather, Ambrose Secord.
What he’s saying:
- Actor Billy Campbell: “This is my first voice-acting job ever and I’m thrilled that it’s for The Rocketeer. This has been a really nice full-circle moment for me and I’m looking forward to introducing a new generation of kids, including my own, to the Rocketeer’s stories.”
The Rocketeer cast:
- Kitana Turnbull stars as Kit
- Billy Campbell as Kit’s father, Dave Secord
- Kathy Najimy as Kit’s mother, Sareena Secord
- Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo) as Grandpa Ambrose and Butch the bulldog
- Callan Farris (Disney Channel’s upcoming Gabby Duran & The Unsittables) as Kit’s best friend, Tesh
- Navia Robinson (Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home) as Kit’s flight school classmate, Valerie Valkyrie.
Voicing the recurring comedic villains in the series are:
- Maria Bamford (Arrested Development)
- Kari Wahlgren (DC Superhero Girls) as sister team, Laura and Harley
- Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) as Sylvester Slapdash
- Charlie Adler (The Transformers franchise)
- Parvesh Cheena (Disney Junior’s upcoming Mira, Royal Detective) as The Great Orsino and Deany, respectively;
- Celebrity chef Ted Allen (Chopped) as Cast-Iron Chef.
- The series is developed and executive produced by
- Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots)
- Supervising director:
- Michael Kenny (Disney’s Miles From Tomorrowland)
- Beau Black (Disney’s The Lion Guard)
- Dominic Lewis (Disney’s DuckTales)
- The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.