“Weird Al” Yankovic voices the lead role for Disney XD’s newest animated series Milo Murphy’s Law, which is set to premiere on October 3. Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh of Phineas and Ferb fame are the creators and executive producers of the new adventure comedy series which follows 13-year-old Milo, the fictional distant relative of the original Murphy’s Law namesake. As you would expect for Milo, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
In addition to playing Milo, Al Yankovic wrote and sang the show’s theme song (which can heard below) as well as other songs to be featured later in the series.
At age 56, Al Yankovic is still as young as he can be and is still on top of his game. He appeared as a singing monk for the two short seasons of ABC’s Galavant and won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album for his 2014 “Mandatory Fun,” which was also his first No. 1 record, reports Inforum.
“It blew my mind. Having a No. 1 album was something I didn’t dare to hope for because I thought it was beyond the realm of possibility,” Yankovic says. “Comedy albums don’t go to No. 1 anymore. The last time that happened was in 1963, during the Kennedy administration. It was something that was not in the cards for me. When it happened, it was a very emotional week for me. It was beyond my wildest dreams.”
Joining Al Yankovic for Milo Murphy’s Law are the voice talents of Sabrina Carpenter and MeKai Curtis playing the roles of Milo’s friends Melissa and Zack. Povenmire and Marsh will also get into the act themselves providing voices for “pistachio protectors from the universe” Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish. The two’s former project Phineas and Ferb was a huge hit for the Disney Channel, lasting four seasons with 222 different episodes.
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Fans of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will find it interesting that Ming-Na Wen has been cast to play a recurring role as “high-level time travel agent” Savannah. Other recurring cast members include Christian Slater (Elliott Decker, the school crossing guard and “safety czar”), Vanessa Williams (as Zack’s mother), Sarah Chalke (as science teacher Miss Murawski), Jemaine Clement (as Dr. Zone, a TV character who travels through time), Chrissie Fit (as Amanda Lopez, an overachieving perfectionist),Vincent Martella (as Bradley Nicholson, jealous and pessimistic classmate), Diedrich Bader (as Milo’s dad), Pamela Adlon (as Milo’s mom), Kate Micucci (as Milo’s sister), Mackenzie Phillips (as the school principal), Dee Bradley (as Milo’s dog, Diogee), Brett Dalton (as “high-level time travel agent” Brick), Gregory Michael Cipes (as schoolmate Mort), Sophie Winkleman (as Dr. Zone’s sidekick time ape), Michael Culross (as a high school teacher), and Kevin Michael Richardson (as Coach Nolan).
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Disney HD describes Milo Murphy’s Law this way: “Born with Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML), a trait that has affected the men in the Murphy family for generations, Milo is always expecting the unexpected. No matter what goes wrong – and it constantly does – Milo is prepared for every possibility, armed with knowledge, a backpack of supplies, and an endless sense of optimism and enthusiasm that can turn any catastrophe into an adventure. In each 22-minute episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, Milo, along with his best friends Zack and Melissa, find ways to think outside of the box while enjoying life’s obstacles.”
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