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Weird Al Yankovic Gets Lead Role in Disney XD’s “Milo Murphy’s Law”

Weird Al Yankovic Gets Lead Role in Disney XD's "Milo Murphy's Law"

Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as "Weird Al") will voice the title role in Disney XD’s Milo Murphy’s Law (formerly known as "Mikey Murphy’s Law"), an animated comedy series from creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh of the globally acclaimed animated series "Phineas and Ferb." Premiering this fall, Milo Murphy’s Law introduces Milo, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake. Yankovic will also sing the opening theme song and throughout the series, will perform original songs as his character Milo Murphy.

Starring with Yankovic are Sabrina Carpenter (Disney Channel’s "Girl Meets World") and Mekai Curtis (Disney XD’s "Kirby Buckets") as Milo’s friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood. Povenmire and Marsh will also voice pistachio protectors Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish.

Also joining the cast are Christian Slater ("Mr. Robot") as school crossing guard and Milo’s foe Elliot Decker; Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives") as Zack’s mom Eileen Underwood; Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") as science teacher Mrs. Murawski; Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords") as popular television show character Dr. Zone; Mackenzie Phillips ("American Graffiti") as Principal Milder; Chrissie Fit (Disney’s "Teen Beach Movie") as classmate Amanda Lopez; Vincent Martella (Disney’s "Phineas and Ferb") as classmate Bradley Nicholson; Diedrich Bader ("The Drew Carey Show") as Milo’s dad Martin Murphy; Pamela Adlon ("Californication") as Milo’s mom Brigette Murphy; Kate Micucci ("When in Rome") as Milo’s sister Sara Murphy; Dee Bradley Baker (Disney’s "Phineas and Ferb") as Milo’s dog Diogee; Gregory Michael Cipes ("Ultimate Spider-Man") as classmate Mort Schaeffer; Michael Culross (Disney’s "Phineas and Ferb") as high school teacher Kyle Drako; and Kevin Michael Richardson (Disney’s "The 7D") as Coach Nolan Mitchell.

The series follows Milo Murphy, who is the personification of Murphy’s Law where anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Suffering from Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML), Milo always looks to make the best of the cards he’s been dealt and his endless optimism and enthusiasm can turn any catastrophe into a wild adventure. Armed with knowledge, a backpack full of supplies and his fearless friends, Melissa and Zack, Milo is always prepared for every possibility. Together, he and his friends will learn that it’s all about a positive attitude and not to sweat the big stuff… and it’s all big stuff.

Povenmire and Marsh’s creative team includes Phineas and Ferb colleagues – producer and director Robert F. Hughes, story editor Scott Peterson, and staff writers Joshua Pruett, Dani Vetere and Martin Olson. "Milo Murphy’s Law" is produced by Disney Television Animation.

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Jonathan Lyons

I love Weird Al, too. But that is the dullest character design, and it lowers my expectations for the series.

Yvette Kaplan

I think he’s adorable and perfect for the series description! It sounds great! Bravo! My congrats to all involved!

Jody Morgan

@Jonathan Lyons: I’ll agree that the character design isn’t especially compelling, but personally, I wasn’t enthusiastic about most of the character designs on "Phineas & Ferb", and I still loved that show. I’m cautiously optimistic about "Milo Murphy’s Law". (I’m also vaguely curious about the name change.)


@Jonathan Lyons: I don’t agree. I like Milo’s design. It’s a lot like Phineas and Ferb’s style. And I really like the animation style in that show.

Also, even if it isn’t good, if there’s one think that the movie Hoodwinked taught me is that just because the animation is bad doesn’t mean that the entire movie, (or in this case series) is bad.

You shouldn’t lower your expectations just because of an animation style. -_-

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