It’s been a long time since we had a Disney Channel Original Movie that had some real excitement around it. That ends today with the trailer for “Kim Possible” — a live-action version of the beloved Disney Channel animated series that ran from 2002 to 2007. The comedic action-adventure stars newcomer Sadie Stanley as the iconic teen hero Kim Possible along with with Sean Giambrone (ABC’s “The Goldbergs”) as her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable.
Watch the first trailer here:
It’s like the Disney Channel equivalent of Marvel Studios’ trailer for the “Avengers: Endgame,” but for younger audiences. Probably not a coincidence they both dropped today.
About “Kim Possible”
“Kim Possible” begins as Kim and her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable, start Middleton High School where Kim must navigate an intimidating new social hierarchy. She is ready to tackle the challenge head-on, just as she has with everything else in life, but her confidence is shaken when she faces roadblocks at every turn—getting lost in the confusing hallways, being late to class and facing rejection during soccer tryouts from her frenemy, Bonnie. Kim’s day starts to turn around when she and Ron meet and befriend Athena, a new classmate and Kim Possible superfan who is having an even worse day than Kim. With Kim’s guidance and friendship, Athena transforms into the newest member of Team Possible. Soon, Athena starts to eclipse Kim just as the nefarious Drakken and Shego resurface in Middleton with a master plan to finally stop Kim. Now it’s up to Team Possible—Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus, a Naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way—to stop these super villains.
“Kim Possible” also stars Todd Stashwick (“12 Monkeys”) and Taylor Ortega (“Succession”) as fan-favorite evil villain duo Drakken and Shego, respectively; Ciara Wilson (“OMG!”) as new student Athena; Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” Disney Junior’s “Fancy Nancy”) as Kim’s mom, Dr. Ann Possible; Connie Ray (“The Big C”) as Kim’s grandmother, Nana Possible; Issac Ryan Brown (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”) as tech-genius Wade; and Erika Tham (“Make It Pop”) as Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie Rockwaller.
The live-action comedy-adventure also features cameos by multi-talented actress/singer Christy Carlson Romano (Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens”) and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor/comedian Patton Oswalt (“Veep”). Romano voiced the iconic title character in the animated series, for which she was nominated for an Emmy, and Oswalt reprises his role as Professor Dementor.
“Kim Possible” was written by Josh Cagan (“The Duff”) and Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle (Disney Channel’s “Big Hero 6: The Series,” “The Penguins of Madagascar”). McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (“I, Tonya,” “Easy A”) serve as executive producers. The movie was co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky (Disney XD’s “MECH X-4”).
Kim Possible will premiere in the U.S. on February 15, 2019!