Two Smashing Broadway stars – and one Royal Pain – will star in Disney Junior’s first-ever original movie, an animated musical called Lucky Duck.
The film stars Tony winner Christian Borle as Lucky, a spirited rubber duck in search of a new home. Over the course of his journey, he meets new friends including sassy hippo Flo (Hilty, currently co-starring on Sean Saves the World) and cautious turtle Snap (Cavanagh, perhaps still best known as NBC’s Ed). Don Kim of The Adventures of Chuck and Friends directs; WGA Award-winner Michael G. Stern wrote the script, while Rick Garcia and William Malpede of Rango composed its music.
“We’re eager to introduce young kids and their parents to our first Disney Junior Original Movie, an exciting adventure with a heart-warming message about never giving up despite all odds,” Joe D’Ambrosia, Disney Junior’s Vice President of Original Programming, said in a statement.
The film is slated to premiere on Disney Junior next summer.