Disney Channel dropped the official trailer for their upcoming animated superhero comedy, Hamster and Gretel, from Disney Branded Television.
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.
Starring in the series is newcomer Meli Povenmire as Gretel; Michael Cimino as Gretel’s older brother, Kevin; Beck Bennett as Gretel’s pet hamster, Hamster; Joey King as her tech-savvy cousin, Fred; Matt Jones as the siblings’ easygoing father, Dave; and Carolina Ravassa as their charismatic mother, Carolina.
Joining the cast as recurring characters are 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 as Gretel’s mild-mannered substitute teacher, Mr. Chabner; and Adam Rose (Merry Happy Whatever) as evil jingle writer The Earworm.
Created by Dan Povenmire, Hamster and Gretel is produced by Disney Television Animation and is inspired by Povenmire’s relationship with his significantly younger sister. Brandi Young serves as producer; Joanna Hausmann will serve as co-producer/story editor, and Dorothea Gerassimova is the art director.
Hamster and Gretel is set to premiere on 12 August on Disney Channel.