A new comedic, animated adventure series for kids inspired by Dave Stevens’ beloved superhero comic and Disney’s live-action feature film, The Rocketeer announced its voice stars during the Disney Television Animation panel at Comic-Con International on Friday. The show follows Kit Secord after she learns she’s secretly next in line to become the rocket-pack wearing superhero. Billy Cambell (Cliff Secord in The Rocketeer movie) voices Kit’s father, Dave; Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus) voices Kit’s mother, Serena; and Kitana Turnbull (Carmelita Spats in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) stars as Kit.
“This is my first voice-acting job ever and I’m thrilled that it’s for The Rocketeer,” said Campbell. “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.”
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 (Callan Farris), bulldog sidekick Butch and airplane mechanic grandfather, Ambrose Secord (both played by legendary voice actor Frank Welker).
Additional cast includes Navia Robinson (Raven’s Home) as Kit’s classmate Valerie Valkyrie, and a rogue’s gallery of comedic villains: Maria Bamford (Arrested Development) and Kari Wahlgren (DC Super Hero Girls) as sisters Laura & Harley, Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) as Sylvester Slapdash, Charlie Adler (The Transformers) and Parvesh Cheena (Mira, Royal Detective) as The Great Orsino and Deany, and celebrity chef Ted Allen (Chopped) as Cast-Iron Chef.
The series is developed and executive produced by seven-time Emmy Award nominee Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots). Michael Kenny (Miles from
Tomorrowland) is supervising director. Emmy Award nominee Beau Black (The Lion Guard) is the songwriter and Annie Award nominee Dominic Lewis (DuckTales) is the composer. The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.
The Rocketeer will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior this fall.