-Disney held presented their “Next Big Thing” upfront in NYC this week. Demi Lovato also attended and performed for those in attendence. Disney announced the third season of Hannah Montana and the second seasons for Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb.
Here are the synopses for the upcoming DCOM’s starring some familiary disney faces:
“Princess Protection Program” – Disney Channel Original Movie
Starring Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) and Tom Verica, “Princess Protection Program” centers on a teenage princess who must escape her country and be placed into a top-secret protection program. Hidden in the home of its lead agent, she now must learn to fit in as an average teenager and, ultimately, show the agent’s insecure daughter that she too has all the qualities of a true “princess.” It will premiere during the 2008-09 season.
“Dadnapped” — Disney Channel Original Movie
Starring Emily Osment, Jason Earles and Moises Arias (each of “Hannah Montana”), David Henrie (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) and Phill Lewis (“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”), “Dadnapped” is a story of Melissa, a girl who’s left frustrated that her father, a best-selling author, is totally preoccupied with the hero of his spy novels, Tripp Zoome, and the fan activities surrounding the character. During a long overdue father-daughter vacation, her dad goes missing, and now it’s up to Melissa to muster the courage and know-how to find him… which suddenly puts her in the midst of her own adventurous plot.
“Hatching Pete” — Disney Channel Original Movie
Jason Dolley (“Cory in the House,” “Minutemen”) and Mitchel Musso (“Hannah Montana”) star in “Hatching Pete,” the story of shy high school student who’s struggling to be noticed, especially by a special girl he’s admired for so long. Then his best friend, Poole, must quietly take a break from performing as the school’s chicken mascot, and unbeknownst to the fans, he convinces Pete to stand in for him. Once Pete dons the chicken suit, a whole new outgoing personality emerges, and it not only captivates the school but the whole town. Meanwhile Poole reaps the benefits of Pete’s dynamic performances, including a new girlfriend. Now unassuming Pete must decide if he wants everyone to know who the funny guy truly is.
-Look out for these new movies in the 2008-2009 Disney Programming!