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‘Kim Possible’ Live-Action Film Coming to Disney Channel

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So what’s the sitch?

Disney Channel just announced a live-action film remake of its extremely popular 2000s series Kim Possible.

A script is moving forward from the show’s original creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, as well as Josh Cagan (The DUFF). Executive producers on the project are McCorkle, Schooley, and Zanne Devine (I, Tonya). Casting is currently in motion. The film will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein (On the Lot).

“Mark and Bob created an enduring character and kids all over the world found a friend in her, an average girl who just happens to spend her off-school hours thwarting evil villains,” said Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at Disney Channels Worldwide. “Although Kim Possible ‘can do anything,’ kids and tweens found that this animated redhead was just like them. As we embark on the fun challenge of making Kim and Ron fully dimensional, I’m thrilled to be working again with Mark and Bob and to welcome the addition of a dynamic creative team— Josh, Zanne, Adam and Zach—into a world where anything is indeed possible.”

The animated show initially aired 2002-2007 and spawned two made-for-TV animated films and a theme park scavenger hunt adventure at Epcot. To this day, many grown-up children of the 2000s have Kim’s famous “do-do-DO-do” as their phone notification tone. The show starred Christy Carlson Romano as Kim Possible and Will Friedle as Ron Stoppable, both alumni of Disney programs Even Stevens and Boy Meets World, respectively.

The film will release on the airwaves as a Disney Channel Original Movie, a brand dating back to 1997 and including such network hits as HalloweentownHigh School Musical, and Descendants.

Kim Possible follows the trend of recent revivals and remakes. Current Disney programming includes Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home, a sequel to the 2000s series That’s So Raven, and Disney XD’s DuckTales, a reboot of late-’80s show of the same name. Then, of course, there’s the ongoing list of theatrical remakes of classic Disney films, like the upcoming MulanAladdin, and The Lion King.

A release date has not yet been announced.

Will you watch this Kim Possible movie? What other Disney Channel show would you love to see revived?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Blake Taylor

Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, the fastest-growing church in American history, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements with the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.
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  • Matthew Taranto

    Slight mistake in the article–Ron was played by Will Friedle, not Eric Friedle…although Will Friedle did play the role of Eric on Boy Meets World!

    I like Kim Possible, but I can’t help but wonder why this return can’t just be animated. It’ll be tough to recapture a lot of the characters without their signature voices. Still, this was a good show and I imagine the movie will at least be smartly-written.

    • Blake Taylor

      Nice catch – thanks, just updated the post!

  • Anonymous

    When I saw the title, I was skeptical, but it’s good to know that the original creators are working on this.

  • Manuel Orozco

    To be honest, I was not a big fan of the original Kim Possible. However, I won’t mind watching this TV movie as long as the complete series is put back on demand and depends on the story it is aiming for.

  • Sebastian

    Oh my gosh! I’m recently having a Kim Possible marathon. Reading this left me feeling a little fishy. But this was surprising news, what a timing.

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  • Amber Dvorak

    I would be a lot more worried about this if it weren’t for the original creators working on it. I never saw much Kim Possible (lack of Disney Channel access will do that to ya), but it always peaked my interest. Would definitely also be interested in having the original series to watch on demand.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I wasn’t a big fan of Kim Possible either. More like an on and off fan. But I want to watch the original series on demand. And I agree the creators getting involved does add a bit of promise.

  • I watched the show, though I wasn’t a big fan of it. I think
    the movie will be alright. A theatrical film would’ve been
    cooler though.

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  • VERY interested in who they’ll cast that’s for sure!! Didn’t watch so much the first episodes, but I was alllll over the films & last season of this show!! :DD