Teen Beach Movie
"Teen Beach Movie," part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise which introduced a generation to movie musicals, follows teen surfing sweethearts Brady and McKenzie, who together ride the last wave of summer, one that mysteriously takes them into a classic beach party movie, "Wet Side Story." There, it's surfers versus bikers for control of the beach hangout…and everyone spontaneously breaks into song and dance. Now Brady and McKenzie must try to return to present day, but their lives may be changed forever when they inadvertently alter the movie's romantic storyline – and the handsome leading man, surfer Tanner, is falling for McKenzie while biker girl Lela is swooning for Brady.
The "Teen Beach Movie" soundtrack, influenced by surf rock, Motown R&B, rockabilly and pop from Walt Disney Records, features 12 songs by acclaimed songwriters and producers Antonina Armato & Tim James, Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman, David Lawrence & Faye Greenberg, Ali Dee, Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan and Nikki Leonti.
The movie stars Ross Lynch ("Austin & Ally" and Hollywood Records' R5) as Brady, Maia Mitchell (ABC Family's "The Fosters") as McKenzie, Grace Phipps (ABC Family's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King") as Lela, Garrett Clayton as Tanner, John DeLuca as Butchy, Chrissie Fit (ABC's "General Hospital") as Cheechee, Jordan Fisher as Seacat, Mollee Gray (Disney Channel's "High School Musical") as Giggles, Kent Boyd as Rascal, William T. Loftis as Lugnut, Jessica Lee Keller as Struts, Kevin Chamberlin (Disney Channel's "Jessie," Broadway's "The Addams Family") as Dr. Fusion and Steve Valentine (Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," Disney XD's "I'm in the Band") as Les Camembert. Suzanne Cryer is Aunt Antoinette and Barry Bostwick makes a special appearance as Big Poppa.
The writers of "Teen Beach Movie" are Vince Marcello & Mark Landry ("Zombie Prom") and Robert Horn ("Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure," The Suite Life Movie"). The movie is directed by DGA-nominated Jeffrey Hornaday ("Geek Charming," choreographer of "A Chorus Line," "Flashdance"), who also choreographed with Christopher Scott ("Lemonade Mouth," "Step Up 4," "So You Think You Can Dance"). David Buelow ("Bring It On: Fight to the Finish") serves as executive producer with Robert F. Phillips ("Teen Spirit," "Valkyrie") as producer. "Teen Beach Movie" is a production of Rainforest Productions, LLC.