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High School Musical High School Musical

DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
Rating: PG
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Alyson Reed
Director: Kenny Ortega

Press Release:
BURBANK, Calif., April 20, 2006 – "High School Musical," the contemporary movie musical that has captivated kids, tweens and families as part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, and is the highest-rated original programming in the history of the network, will debut on Disney DVD, May 23, 2006.

A "break into song" production, the comedic "High School Musical" follows two teens, Troy and Gabriella, who must learn to believe in themselves and follow their dreams, despite the polarization of high school cliques.Allowing fans to experience even more, the DVD will include two versions of the film -- the original telecastversion and an exciting sing-along version which displays lyrics on screen during all musical numbers, so audiences can learn the words of the film’s chart-topping songs. The debut DVD release also contains bonus features including a “Learning the Moves” feature led by Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony), a never-before-seen music video, “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” the rousing music video “We’re All In This Together,” and a Behind-The-Scenes feature providing viewers a glimpse at the making of the movie. “High School Musical” is available on DVD May 23, 2006, from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

"High School Musical" is an entertainment industry sensation. A contemporary musical comedy, (as of April 14) it has aired ten times (January 20-March 24) on Disney Channel. Over the course of its ten telecasts, the movie has delivered 34 million unique Total Viewers, 18.8 million Households, 10.0 million Kids 6-11 and 10.5 million Tweens 9-14.

The "High School Musical" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records has been certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A. The duet, "Breaking Free" is a platinum single and four additional singles, including the rhythmic "Get'cha Head in the Game," "What I've Been Looking For," "We're All in this Together," and "Start of Something New" are all gold. "Breaking Free" made the largest jump in the 48-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, catapulting from #86 to #4 in just one week. "Get'cha Head in the Game" broke a 34-year record with its biggest jump ever to #23, from #100. “High School Musical” first reached the #1 position on Billboard's Top 200 the week of February 26, seven weeks after its release and reclaimed the #1 spot on March 22. An exciting “High School Musical Special Edition” 2-CD soundtrack will be released on the same day as the DVD’s debut, May 23, 2006.

"High School Musical" follows a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the "jocks," the "brainiacs" and even the drama club regulars hatch plots to separate the pair and keep them offstage. By defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, Troy and Gabriella inspire other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own. Starring are Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"), Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel Original Movie "Halloweentown High"), Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Oleysa Rulin and Alyson Reed.

The movie was written by Peter Barsocchini and directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega and is Executive Produced by Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush.

DVD Features:

  • “Learning The Moves” with Director/Choreographer Kenny Ortega
  • Never-Before-Seen Music Video “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
  • Music Video “We’re All In This Together”
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Two versions of the film – Original and Sing Along

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