Teen Beach Movie
Premieres Friday, July 19, 8:00 p.m., ET/PT
"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 – as the handsome leading man, surfer Tanner, is falling for McKenzie while biker girl Lela is swooning for Brady.
The "Teen Beach Movie" soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records and influenced by surf rock, Motown R&B, rockabilly and pop, 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.
Starring are Ross Lynch ("Austin & Ally" and Hollywood Records' R5) as Brady and Maia Mitchell (ABC Family's "The Fosters") as McKenzie. "Teen Beach Movie" also stars Grace Phipps (ABC Family's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King") as Lela, Garrett Clayton as Tanner, John Deluca as Butchy, Chrissie Fit ("General Hospital") as Cheechee, with Tony Award-nominated Kevin Chamberlin ("Jessie," Broadway's "The Addams Family") as Dr. Fusion and Steve Valentine ("Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," Disney XD's "I'm in the Band") as Les Camembert.
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 Chris 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, and Robert F. Phillips ("Teen Spirit," "Valkyrie") as producer. "Teen Beach Movie" is a production of Rainforest Productions, LLC.