Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming superhero animated series, Hamster and Gretel, which will debut on the Disney Channel on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Here’s how Disney describes the upcoming series: “Hamster and Gretel introduces Kevin and his younger sister, Gretel, who are about to be bestowed superpowers by space aliens. But something goes awry, and it’s Gretel and her pet hamster (named Hamster) who suddenly have new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet, Hamster, to protect their city from mysterious dangers.”
IGN can exclusively debut the trailer for Hamster and Gretel in the video below or at the top of the page:
Created by Emmy-nominee Dan Povenmire (Phineas and Ferb), Hamster and Gretel features an impressive ensemble of voice actors, including newcomer Meli Povenmire as Gretel; Michael Cimino (Love, Victor) as Gretel’s older brother, Kevin; Beck Bennett (SNL) as Gretel’s pet hamster, Hamster; Joey King (Kissing Booth) as her tech-savvy cousin, Fred; Matt Jones (Bob Hearts Abishola) as the siblings’ easygoing father, Dave; and Carolina Ravassa (Maya and the Three) as their charismatic mother, Carolina.
We can also exclusively announce an exciting group of recurring characters joining the main cast:
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Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things) as Gretel’s best friend, Bailey; Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) as news reporter Veronica Hill; Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) and Brock Powell “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe) as the evil sibling duo Lauren and Lyle a.k.a The Destructress and FistPuncher, respectively; and viral rap sensation Akintoye as Kevin’s confident buddy, Anthony.
Guest stars are Jenny Lorenzo (Victor and Valentino) as Carolina’s mother, Abuelita; legendary Latin pop star Karina La Voz as the tear-jerking La Cebolla; YouTube star Thomas Sanders (Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe) as frat guy horse-man Neighslayer; TikTok star Casey Hamilton (@MrHamilton) as Gretel’s mild-mannered substitute teacher, Mr. Chabner; and Adam Rose (Merry Happy Whatever) as evil jingle writer The Earworm.
According to Disney, Hamster and Gretel is inspired by Povenmire’s relationship with his younger sister. What did you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments.
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