Hutch Dano (of Disney XD’s hit series “Zeke and Luther”) and G. Hannelius (“Sonny With A Chance”) star in the winsome comedy “Den Brother,” a Disney Channel Original Movie about a self-centered teen hockey star, who must swallow his pride, step in and become substitute leader of his little sister’s Bumble Bee troop. Filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, “Den Brother” premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
In anticipation of the movie, DisneyChannel.com will present the opportunity for visitors to become Bumble Bee Scouts, play games and earn virtual badges through various tasks, as well as find information on pro-social activities to help their community, such as donating to charity and recycling.
The premiere schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 – “Den Brother” preview available via Disney Channel on Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of affiliates including, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon FiOS TV customers.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13- Premiere of “Den Brother” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel with simulcasts on Sprint TV, MobiTV and Flo TV.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 – Exclusive digital release of “Den Brother” on iTunes.
In the movie, 16-year-old hockey star Alex Pearson gets suspended from his team after showboating during a game, and to his dismay, finds himself filling in as a Bumble Bee Troop leader for his little sister Emily’s troop. He must pose as the troop’s elderly den mother from time to time but thinks it’s a small price to pay, especially since he can get Emily and the girls to do his chores and make him snacks in exchange for merit badges. Even more advantageous, Alex has the opportunity to get closer to the beautiful Matisse Burrows, leader of another Bumble Bee Troop. However, when his self-centered antics cost Emily and her friends an opportunity to participate in the long-anticipated Camporee, Alex finally sees how he has affected those he cares about and must devise a plan that will get his troop into the camp.
The movie stars Hutch Dano (“Zeke and Luther”) as Alex Pearson, G. Hannelius (“Sonny With A Chance,” “Leo Little’s Big Show”) as Emily Pearson, Kelsey Chow (of the upcoming Disney XD series “Pair of Kings”) as Matisse Burrows, David Lambert (Disney XD’s “Aaron Stone”) as Danny “Goose” Gustavo, Maurice Godin (“Wizards of Waverly Place,” “House M.D.”) as Professor Pearson, Vicki Lewis (“Sonny With A Chance,” “Til Death”) as Dina, and Debra Mooney (“Everwood”) as Mrs. Jacklitz. Starring as the Bumble Bees are Taylar Hender (“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”) as Abigail; Kiara Muhammad (“Steps”) as Ursula; Haley Tju (“Hannah Montana”) as Tina and Kelly Gould (“Rita Rocks”) as Rachel.
The story was written by Mike Horowitz and the teleplay was written by Jim Krieg. “Den Brother” was directed by Mark L. Taylor (“Hooking Up”); executive-produced by Jessica Horowitz (“Beauty and the Briefcase”) and Sandy Climan (“U2 3D”); and produced by Don Schain (“High School Musical” movies). “Den Brother” is a production of Salty Pictures, Inc. It carries a TV-G rating.
The stars of Disney XD’s hit comedy series “Zeke and Luther” — Hutch Dano (Zeke), Adam Hicks (Luther) and Daniel Curtis Lee (Kojo) — will greet fans at multiple AT&T retails stores across the U.S. beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 26. Each local event, hosted in conjunction with Disney XD, AT&T U-verse® TV and Radio Disney, the No.1 radio outlet for kids, tweens and families, will feature one or two of the young actors plus entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew. Fans can submit an entry card in a drawing box at the retail store for the chance to win an Xbox 360 to be given away every 20 minutes during the event at each store. Winners will be selected in random drawings.*
While in store, AT&T invites local residents to a special demonstration of its advanced suite of AT&T U-verse services, including U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice. Learn how U-verse TV provides customers an exciting alternative to cable with a better DVR, better features and apps and a better TV experience.
Event dates and locations are:
San Francisco, CA, Saturday, June 26, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Pleasant Hill with Radio Disney AM 1310
Miami, FL, Saturday, July 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks and Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Sunrise Sawgrass Store in Plantation with Radio Disney AM 990
Orlando, FL, Sunday, July 11, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks and Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Millenia Orlando Store with Radio Disney AM 990
Chicago, IL, Saturday, July 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Meet Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Mobility Store in Romeoville with Radio Disney AM 1300
Cleveland, OH, Saturday, July 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Mayfield Heights with Radio Disney AM 1260
Atlanta, GA, Saturday, July 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Wildwood Store in Birmingham, AL with Radio Disney AM 590
Detroit, MI, Saturday, July 31, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Shelby Township with Radio Disney AM 910
* A total of fifty six (56) Xbox 360s will be given away (each with an approximate retail value of [$250] for a total ARV of [$14,000] Entrants must be present to win. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter.
In the comedy film debuting in August, 16-year-old hockey star Alex Pearson (Hutch Dano) gets suspended from his team after showboating during a game, and to his dismay, finds himself filling in as a Bumble Bee Troop leader for his little sister Emily’s (G Hannelius) troop. He must pose as the troop’s elderly den mother from time to time but thinks it’s a small price to pay especially since he can get Emily and the girls to do his chores and make him snacks in exchange for merit badges. Even more advantageous is Alex’s opportunity to get closer to the beautiful Matisse Burrows (Kelsey Chow), leader of another Bumble Bee Troop. However, when his self-centered antics cost Emily and her friends an opportunity to participate in the long-anticipated Camporee, Alex finally sees how he has affected those he cares about and must devise a plan that will get his troop into the camp.
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Disney XD’s ‘Zeke and Luther’ Introduces New Web Series; New TV Episode and ‘Next X’ Special Monday Night
On MONDAY, AUGUST 10 (7:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT), Disney XD presents a high-flying evening on boards and bikes, including a new “Zeke and Luther” episode in which the skateboarding buddies finally go “pro,” and a half-hour “Next X” reality series special, hosted by professional BMX athletes Scotty Cranmer and Van Homan, that follows five amateur action sports athletes age 9-12 to the big-time at X Games 15. It will be available on DisneyXD.com immediately following the TV premiere. Also on Monday, August 10, the “Zeke and Luther” inspired “Zeke and Luther Dude Feud” debuts as a 15-webisode series at DisneyXD.com.
The 15-webisode series “Zeke and Luther Dude Feud” stars Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks and Nate Hartley as Zeke, Luther and Ozzie, the characters they play in the comedy series “Zeke and Luther” on Disney XD. In the comedic webisodes, Zeke and Luther engage in a series of unusual competitions, each refereed by Ozzie.
Action sports stars, including BMX professional Jeremiah Smith, light up the “Next X” special as five reality action sports athletes, aged 9-12, get the VIP treatment at X Games 15, and the boy named The Next X, 12-year-old Ian Bradley from New Hampshire, gets the opportunity to showcase his BMX moves at the marquee action sports event.
The “Next X” special is a culmination of the eight-part reality series for kids that followed five of the world’s top professional BMX and skateboarding athletes (skateboarder Chris Cole, BMX freestyle rider Scotty Cranmer, BMX street rider Van Homan, skateboarder Billy Marks and skateboarder Lincoln Ueda) as they mentored young amateurs in their chosen sport, inspiring them to become better athletes. In addition to Ian Bradley, the amateur athletes are: Mitchie Brusco, a 12-year-old vert skateboarder from Washington; Matty Cranmer, a 12-year-old freestyle BMX rider from New Jersey; Tom Schaar, a 9-year-old bowl and vert skateboarder from California, and Micah Wu, an 11-year-old mini ramp and bowl skateboarder from Kentucky.
“Next X” is executive-produced by Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart and Kathleen French. It is a production of Evolution Media (“Big Brother,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Clean Sweep,” Disney Channel’s “Bug Juice”).
Kids and families are invited to celebrate Father’s Day at special events hosted by Disney XD at ESPN Zone® locations in Anaheim, Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington DC, Baltimore, Atlanta and New York on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (doors open at 9:15 a.m.). Reservations are required and guests should RSVP at www.disneyxdfathersday.com, between June 1 and June 15. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The events, hosted by Disney XD, ESPN Zone® and Radio Disney, include a complimentary breakfast, $5 ESPN Zone® game card and gift bags, a special drawing for a Disney XD skateboard and iPod Nanos, and an exclusive sneak peek at “Zeke and Luther,” Disney XD’s comedy series about two best friends determined to become world-famous skateboarders. The series premieres Monday, June 15 on Disney XD.
Sixteen-year-old actors Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks (of “Zeke and Luther”) will make a special guest appearance at the ESPN Zone Anaheim located in Downtown Disney®.
Radio Disney’s Road Crew will emcee the Father’s Day celebrations in Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta and New York.