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First Look: Neil DeGrasse Tyson As a Cartoon on Disney’s ‘Future-Worm’

Exclusive video: Check out the cartoon version of America's favorite astrophysicist on the new Disney XD animated series.


Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Future-Worm”


Neil deGrasse Tyson gets pretty animated when he starts talking about science. Now, he’s literally getting animated – on Disney XD’s quirky new ‘toon “Future-Worm.”

Tyson – or “NDT,” as he’s cheekily referred to on the show – plays a version of himself, America’s best-known astrophysicist. The “Cosmos” host recurs in several episodes of the series.

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“Future-Worm” centers on 12-year-old Danny Douglas, who has invented a time machine (inside a lunch box) and befriends a hip, talking worm from the future. Together, they go on countless adventures. Tyson occasionally shows up to give Danny advice.




Ryan Quincy (“South Park”) created the series, which premieres August 1 on Disney XD. Andy Milonakis, James Adomian, Jessica DiCicco, Melanie Lynskey, Corey Burton and Quincy provide voices.

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Besides Tyson, Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) also recurs, as TV superhero Steak Starbolt.

Here’s a first look at Tyson on “Future-Worm.”



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