CAMDEN, NJ — Skaters all over America were gearing up and finding their own groove on eight wheels, like Lunella Lafayette from “Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.” Join host Danielle Jalade as she travels the country, from Los Angeles to New York, and meets some of the most inspiring skaters who are channeling their own Moon Girl Magic!
Marvel's ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' features Marvel's newest African American teenage girl Super Hero as she combines her unmatched wits with impressive skating skills to protect New York City's Lower East Side from harm. Along the way, he has never shied away from making new and unexpected friends, starting with his prehistoric sidekick, the Devil Dinosaur.
In Camden, New Jersey, there's another unexpected duo taking the figure skating scene by storm. DJ McFadden and 8-year-old Jada Guzman first met when Jada's grandmother encouraged him to ask DJ to teach him some moves after admiring his skills in the arena.
Now, the two regularly skate together and build an audience online. The video of the duo practicing in the arena even went viral and caught the attention of Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mother.
“I think Moon Girl is amazing, it's definitely great for the African-American community and I think it will give hope to young people like Jada, a star,” DJ said.
‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' is streaming now on Disney+ and a new episode debuts Saturday on the Disney Channel.
Disney is the parent company of ABC, Marvel and the station.