Channel Announces Movie "Lemonade Mouth" to Premiere April 15
"LEMONADE MOUTH," A DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE, SET TO
PREMIERE FRIDAY, APRIL 15 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
-- Soundtrack Debuts Tuesday, April 12 -
Themes of "believing in yourself," "following your
dreams," "celebrating family" and "staying true to
yourself" are explored in the triumphant, music-driven "Lemonade
Mouth," a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the book of the same
name, set to premiere FRIDAY, APRIL 15 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney
Channel. The movie joins the powerhouse franchise that has delivered cable
TV's No. 1 original movie telecast in Total Viewers for the past four
years and TV's No. 1original movie among Tweens 9-14 for the past nine
Geared towards kids, tweens and families, "Lemonade Mouth"
tells the story of how a powerhouse band came to be after five
uncelebrated students with a passion for music find each other and
ultimately become the voice of their generation.
Directed by award-winning film director Patricia Riggen ("La Misma
Luna") and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase ("The
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," Disney Channel's "The
Cheetah Girls" movies), the movie showcases a remarkably talented
cast led by popular stars of Disney Channel hits: Bridgit Mendler
("Good Luck Charlie") as lead vocalist Olivia White, Adam Hicks
(Disney XD's "Zeke and Luther") as keyboardist Wen Giford,
Hayley Kiyoko ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as electric guitarist
Stella Yamada, Naomi Scott (Disney Channel UK's "Life Bites") as
bass guitarist Mohini and newcomer Blake Michael (who landed the role via
an open casting call), as percussionist Charlie Delgado. Also starring
are: Nick Roux ("The Suite Life on Deck") as Scott Pickett,
Chris Brochu ("Soul Surfer") as Ray Beach, Tisha Campbell-Martin
("My Wife and Kids") as music teacher Miss Reznick and
Christopher McDonald ("Boardwalk Empire") as Principal Brenigan.
The movie's soundtrack, featuring original songs spanning hip-hop, rock
and pop/rock, will be available from Walt Disney Records TUESDAY, APRIL 12
on iTunes and in stores nationwide. Eighteen year-old Adam Hicks has
songwriting credits on three of the music tracks, marking the first time a
cast member has written a song performed in a Disney Channel Original
"Lemonade Mouth" introduces an unlikely ensemble of five
students -- Olivia, Wen, Stella, Mohini and Charlie - who, after meeting
in detention, gradually realize their shared musical connection and belief
that it's time for the students of Mesa High to stand up and be heard on
things big and small (ranging from the school Principal's exclusive
support of the athletic programs to the removal of the popular organic
lemonade from the cafeteria). Ultimately, as they open up to each other
and form friendships, they start a band -- Lemonade Mouth --that soon
resonates with students sidelined by the high school elite. However, not
everyone in the school is ready to cheer them on, especially since the
popular rock group Mudslide Crush is determined to maintain their headline
status and win the coveted Rising Star music competition at Mesa High.
Based on the book Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes, the script was
written by April Blair, and is directed by award-winning Patricia Riggen
("La Misma Luna" aka "Under the Same Moon"),
executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase ("The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants," Disney Channel's "The Cheetah Girls"
movies), co-produced by Gaylyn Fraiche ("Just Wright,"
"Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2") and choreographed by
Chris Scott ("So You Think You Can Dance"). "Lemonade
Mouth" was filmed on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a
production of GWAVE Productions, LLC.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television
network that taps into the world of kids and families through original
series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million
U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the
world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.