Call you friends, beep them, whatever it takes but they need to know that KIM POSSIBLE is coming back as a live-action Disney Channel movie. Disney recently announced that casting has begun for the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie. It’s been 16 years since the popular character – a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains – debuted in the animated comedy/adventure series that became a global hit.
The series was lauded for its empowered female role model who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day. Throughout 87 episodes and two original animated movies, Kim Possible traversed the social hierarchy of high school and, with her hapless sidekick Ron Stoppable and his naked mole-rat Rufus by her side, thwarted power-hungry villains Drakken and Shego, among others.
The live-action movie script writers are the creators of the animated series – Emmy ® Award-winning creators/executive producers Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley (“Kim Possible,” “Big Hero 6: The Series,” “The Penguins of Madagascar”) – and Josh Cagan (“The DUFF,” “Bandslam”). McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine, who produced or executive-produced over a dozen feature films including “I, Tonya” and “Easy A,” are executive producers.
Viewers’ connection to “Kim Possible” also led to a successful off-TV franchise including Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable characters at Disney Parks & Resorts and a line of “Kim Possible” branded consumer products at mass retail, soundtracks, books and games. In addition to its Emmy Award and eight nominations, the series’ other accolades are from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Awards and Italy’s Pulcinella Award for Best Program and Best TV Series for Children.