Happy Teen Beach Movie Day!!!
If your house is anything like mine, there is much rejoicing that this summer’s DCom Teen Beach Movie premieres tonight!
The television premiere of Teen Beach Movie, a Disney Channel Original Movie sponsored by Honda and Best Western International, is FRIDAY, JULY 19 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel U.S. followed by telecasts on Disney Channels around the world. This contemporary surf-rock musical looks like a lot of fun, and stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John Deluca, Chrissie Fit, Barry Bostwick, Kevin Chamberlin and Steve Valentine Star.
“Teen Beach Movie” introduces confident, resilient surfer McKenzie and her carefree boyfriend Brady, a fan of the retro surf musical movie, “Wet Side Story.” On the morning of McKenzie’s planned departure for boarding school, she and Brady catch one last epic wave which mysteriously carries them right into “Wet Side Story,” circa 1962, where they meet Seacat, Giggles, Rascal and Cheechee, among others. Amidst the spontaneous song and dance, there’s trouble in paradise — it’s bikers versus surfers for control of the local hangout but Mack and Brady unwittingly interfere with the movie’s star-crossed plot, one that would pair a surfer (the teen matinee idol Tanner) and a biker (Lela, the sister of Butchy, the biker gang’s leader). Typical of the teen beach movie genre, a kooky subplot has mad scientists Les Camembert and Dr. Fusion scheming to alter weather patterns and take over the local hangout and then, the world.
Also, to celebrate Teen Beach Movie Typhoon Lagoon is hosting the Teen Beach Movie: Dance Party that is held several times a day and features a hip DJ spinning remixes of retro tunes, beach-y-themed games and some really rad “bikers” and “surfers” to party with guests as they dance away the dog days. Taking over part of Typhoon Lagoon’s main beach and wave pool area, guests can participate in relays on the sand, hula hoop spinning, water balloon and beach ball tossing, and the grooviest dance moves this side of Mt. Mayday. The Teen Beach Movie: Dance Party is going on until September 1, 2013 as part of Limited Time Magic!
The Teen Beach Movie schedule is multiplatform and chocked full of fun that goes well past the premiere tonight!
FRIDAY, JULY 19 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)
Premiere of “Teen Beach Movie” on Disney Channel U.S. and UK and on Family Channel Canada.
SATURDAY, JULY 20 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT)
During the encore telecast of “Teen Beach Movie,” Disney Channel will host a Live Chat experience inviting viewers to chat LIVE with the stars of the movie at DisneyChannel.com/LiveChat. Throughout the experience, viewers will also be served trivia, polls, photos, fun facts and will have the ability to download a limited amount of ringtones. Viewers can submit questions beginning July 12 for this live chat hosted by Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter. The event will be accessible on your desktop, tablet and smartphones.
Fans can use their Disney Channel Photo Finish app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to “Watch and Unlock” or sync to any of the encore broadcasts and receive free “Bikers vs Surfers” and “Sing & Dance” sticker packs. The app is available now for free in the App Store at http://AppStore.com/DisneyChannelPhotoFinish.
Premiere of “Teen Beach Movie” on Disney Channel Japan.
SUNDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)
The Sing Along edition of “Teen Beach Movie” will be presented on Disney Channel. Lyrics to the movie’s nine songs will be visible on screen and available at DisneyChannel.com/TeenBeachMovie.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)
A Dance Along telecast, hosted by the cast of “Teen Beach Movie,” airs on Disney Channel with dance tutorials also available on DisneyChannel.com
TUESDAY, JULY 30
“Teen Beach Movie” will be released on DVD at retailers nationwide on July 30. An exclusive new music and dance number including behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, and an in-packed collectible surfboard zipper pull, will be available on Disney DVD at retailers nationwide and at Walmart exclusively on July 19.