Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie Cloud 9 tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their dreams is possible. Executive-produced by Ashley Tisdale, and starring Luke Benward and Dove Cameron, Cloud 9 premieres Friday, January 17 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.
The evening of the movie’s premiere — part of Disney Channel’s annual ‘JaNEWary’ programming event — will include a new episode of the hit series, ‘Liv and Maddie,’ the premiere of Disney Channel’s comedy series, ‘I Didn’t Do It’ and a first-look at the upcoming game show, ‘Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw.’
Cloud 9 follows two unlikely friends, Kayla Morgan, a prima donna snowboarder who was just dropped from her competition team, and Will Cloud, a former snowboarding champion who is struggling after a career-ending wipeout. The two meet when Kayla is forced to work at the local dog grooming shop owned by Will’s mother. Determined to become a better boarder, Kayla finds an unexpected mentor in Will, who she realizes can help take her to the next level. So in exchange for help fixing up the dog grooming shop, Will reluctantly accepts Kayla’s pleas to train her and introduces her to a regimen that tests her true commitment to the sport. As the two grow closer, Kayla’s efforts convince Will that he, too, has the power to regain his championship status and that nothing is impossible.
On January 14, the digital audio single ‘Cloud 9,’ performed by Dove Cameron and Luke Benward, will be available from Walt Disney Records at online retail including iTunes and Amazon.com.
In ‘I Didn’t Do It,’ fan favorite Olivia Holt moves to new series role and a new reverse storytelling approach for Disney Channel with a comedy that tells of the hilarious twists and turns in the lives of five teenagers — ultra-competitive fraternal twins and their three best friends. Each episode begins at the end of a predicament, just after an adventure has gone absurdly haywire, just as twins Lindy and Logan and their friends Jasmine, Garrett and Delia somehow try to explain — with flashback scenes — exactly what happened. ‘I Didn’t Do It’ series premiere is part of Disney Channel’s ‘janNEWary’ programming event Friday, January 17 at 9:40 pm ET/PT.
Olivia Holt stars as ambitious straight-A student Lindy; Austin North stars as the cool, ultra-laidback Logan; Piper Curda stars as the smart fashionista Jasmine; Peyton Clark stars as the obsessive germ-phobic Garrett; and Sarah Gilman stars as the loveable eccentric Delia.
In the premiere episode, Lindy and Logan face their parents who have just returned from a night out, determined to somehow understand just how their home became covered in foam, why pizza is falling from the ceiling, how a goat got into their living room and what happened to Mrs. Klasby, the 91-year-old babysitter.
Disney Channel’s annual ‘jaNEWary’ programming event will also include a first-look at the upcoming game show for kids and families, ‘Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw’ at 10:10 pm ET/PT. This kid and tween edition of the classic game show brings two teams, each comprised of two kid contestants and a Disney Channel or Disney XD star, to compete in a battle of drawing skills, creativity and wits to win prizes. Hosted by master illusionist and entertainer Justin Willman, ‘Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw’ features game play powered by leading-edge technology, motion control illustration, interactive multi-touch screen displays and a series of fun physical challenges. In the first look episode, ‘I Didn’t Do It’ star Olivia Holt will take on her former ‘Kickin’ It’ co-star, Leo Howard.