Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Animated for Disney's Future-Worm! Series

Andrew LaSane

Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for getting animated about all things science, so it was only a matter of time before someone gave him the literal treatment. As Indiewire reports, the astrophysicist will soon make an appearance (playing his cosmos-loving self) on the new Disney XD cartoon series, Future-Worm!.

The show centers around a 12-year-old kid named Danny who invents a lunchbox time machine and has wild experiences with a giant talking worm from the future. Indiewire reports that Tyson will have a recurring role, showing up in several episodes to impart words of wisdom. A sneak peek from the series (above) shows how Tyson's personality is incorporated into the tone, as he quickly shifts from delivering highbrow scientific theory to comparing an alien race to sour milk.

Future-Worm! episodes are available to watch on the Disney XD YouTube channel, and the new animated series is set to premiere on August 1.

[h/t Indiewire]

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