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Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

Johnny Kapahala Back on board

DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
Rating: G
Running Time: 90 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Video

Actors: Brandon Baker, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mary Page Keller, Yuji Okumoto

BURBANK, Calif., July 23, 2007 – A championship surfer and snowboarder tests himself in a new and extreme arena when JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD debuts on Disney DVD on October 9, 2007. Brandon Baker (CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL) reprises his role as Johnny in the sequel to the hit Disney Channel Original Movie JOHNNY TSUNAMI. When Johnny and his parents return to Hawaii for his grandfather’s wedding, he finds himself facing two unfamiliar challenges. As he throws himself into the dangerous sport of dirtboarding he also has to help navigate the tricky terrain of family change.

The cast of JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD also features JOHNNY TSUNAMI stars Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) as Grandpa, Mary Page Keller (NIP/TUCK) as Johnny’s mother Melanie and Yuji Okumoto (BIG MAMA'S HOUSE 2) as his father, Pete.

The DVD is bursting with extreme bonus features that open a door into the exciting world of dirtboarding. “Angle On: Board Stunts” goes behind the scenes with expert dirtboarder and movie stunt coordinator Akoni Kama. The in-depth featurette allows viewers to become virtual stunt coordinators and select from a variety of different movie angle shots of dirtboard stunts. “The Dirt on Dirtboarding” is a look inside the extreme sport, with a “glossary” of dirtboarding terms and visual demonstrations of some breathtaking stunts. Cast interviews and music videos from the Jonas Brothers and T-squad complete the DVD’s bonus offerings.

JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD premiered on Disney Channel on June 8, 2007 and was directed by Eric Bross (VAMPIRE BATS and MARTHA BEHIND BARS) and written by Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung (RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN), and Ann Knapp and Douglas Sloan (JOHNNY TSUNAMI).


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