Princess Protection Program
|Princess Protection Program|
|Directed by||Allison Liddi-Brown|
|Produced by||Douglas Sloan|
|Written by||Annie DeYoung
David Morgasen (Book)
|Music by||John Van Tongeren|
|Cinematography||David A. Makin|
|Original channel||Disney Channel
|Release date||May 20, 2009
June 26, 2009 (United States)
|Running time||88 minutes|
Princess Protection Program is a 2009 Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered on June 26, 2009 in the United States and winner of the Teen Choice Awards 2009 for Choice Summer TV Show. It stars best friends Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.
Princess Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fiore (Demi Lovato) is about to be crowned queen of the small nation of Costa Luna. General Kane (Johnny Ray Rodriguez), the dictator of neighboring country Costa Estrella, invades her palace with his agents during her coronation rehearsal, and attempts to capture the royal family and take over the country. Joe Mason (Tom Verica), an agent of the Princess Protection Program, a secret organization funded by royal families that looks after endangered princesses, whisks her away to safety via helicopter. Kane’s agents, however, succeed in capturing her mother, Queen Sophia.
The Princess Protection Program hides Rosalinda in Mason’s home in Louisiana, where she is to masquerade as a typical American teenager named Rosie Gonzalez. She meets Mason's daughter, Carter Mason (Selena Gomez), an insecure tomboy who works at the family bait shop and dreams of going to the homecoming dance with her crush, Donny (Robert Adamson). Though Carter initially treats Rosie with barely masked hostility, she warms up to her after Rosie explains her situation, and the two become best friends. Carter teaches Rosalinda to act like a typical American teenager, and Rosie shows Carter how to disarm those that scorn them (especially resident mean girls Chelsea and Brooke) by behaving as a true princess. Rosie soon becomes popular at their high school.
In an attempt to trick Rosalinda into exposing her location, General Kane announces false plans to marry Rosalinda’s mother. Brooke discovers that Rosie is in fact Princess Rosalinda from a magazine she reads for Spanish class. Brooke and Chelsea confront Rosalinda and threatens to expose her, and they agree to keep quiet if Rosalinda drops out of the vote for Homecoming Queen. Brooke and Chelsea also ruin their dresses for the dance. Rosalinda reads of the pending nuptials in the Brooke magazine and tells Carter that she has decided to return home. Knowing Costa Luna is still too dangerous, Carter secretly devises a plan to pose as Rosalinda and then use herself as bait to lure Kane into capture. Carter calls Mr. Elegante, Rosalinda's royal dress maker, for help with her plan. He tells Kane that Rosalinda will be attending the homecoming dance and will be wearing a blue dress that he actually sends to Carter. In the meantime, Rosalinda agrees to stay for the dance in order to help make the event special for a group of friends; the group of girls wear masks, which helps Carter disguise herself as Rosalinda.
According to plan, Kane and his agents mistake Carter for Rosie and lead her to Kane's helicopter the night of the dance. However, after winning the Homecoming Queen title and dedicating it to Carter, Rosalinda discovers and ruins the plan by exposing herself to Kane, insisting that it is not Carter's fight. Fortunately, agents of the Princess Protection Program, including Mr. Mason, have been waiting inside the helicopter and rescue both girls. The PPP agents quickly apprehend Kane and his henchmen and turn them over to the international authorities.
Rosie is crowned Queen of Costa Luna with Carter, Mason, Ed, Rosalinda's mother, and Mr. Elegante in attendance.
- Demi Lovato as Princess Rosalinda Marie Montoya Fioré/Rosie González, a young princess who is heir to Costa Luna's throne. When she arrives to Louisiana, she has trouble fitting in. At the end of the film, she is crowned queen.
- Selena Gomez as Carter Mason, a hardworking tomboy and daughter of Major Joe Mason who has a crush on Donny. She teaches Rosie how to be a normal girl from Iowa.
- Tom Verica as Major Joe Mason, works for the Princess Protection Program. He is Carter's father.
- Sully Diaz as Queen Sophia Fioré, the mother of Rosalinda and Queen of Costa Luna.
- Johnny Ray Rodríguez as General Magnus Kane. The General and king from Costa Estella who is obsessed with gain control of Costa Luna. He even goes as far as trying to kidnap Rosalinda.
- Jamie Chung as Chelsea Barnes who is obsessed with being homecoming queen, even going as far as threatening to expose Rosie, jumping into a pool, texting people to not vote for Rosie, humiliate her, and more horrible things. She is also constantly mean to Carter and other girls.
- Nicholas Braun as Edwin aka Ed, who is Carter's dorky friend. He has a crush on Carter.
- Robert Adamson as Donny, Carter's temporary crush since the third grade. Carter stops liking him eventually after realizing that even though he is fairly nice, he does not fully appreciate Carter. Before homecoming, he didn't even remember her name and she repeatedly reminded him. He has a small crush on Rosie, but only for her beauty.
- Samantha Droke as Brooke Angels is Chelsea's best friend and dim-witted sidekick. She discovers Rosie's secret and tells Chelsea about it. Much to her chagrin, she is not included in the line up of homecoming princess candidates (Rosie, Carter, and Chelsea got in).
- Kevin G. Schmidt as Bull is the friend of Donny, Chelsea, and Brooke. He once helped Chelsea and Brooke humiliate Rosie, but Carter gets even with him.
- Talia Rothenberg as Margaret
- Molly Hagan as The Director
- Dale Dickey as Helen Digenerstet
- Ricardo Alvarez as Mr. Elegante, Costa Luna's royal designer who helps arrest General Kane.
- Brian Tester as Principal Burkle. He is the principal of the school Carter goes to.
- Madison De La Garza as Girl (Cameo appearance)
In 2009, shortly after the film's release, it was announced that the writers were 'currently working on a sequel'. As of April 2013 nothing about a sequel has been confirmed.
The film introduced two new songs: a duet recorded by Gomez and Lovato called "One And The Same" and a song recorded by Mitchel Musso called "The Girl Can't Help It." The film also includes Lovato's song "Two Worlds Collide", which was first featured on her debut album Don't Forget. Disney Channel promoted the movie's premiere weekend by offering never-before-seen episodes of their original series' Wizards of Waverly Place and Sonny With a Chance as an online reward if viewers can correctly count the number of times the words "princess," "princesses," and "princesa" are spoken during the movie and enter the correct number, 86, into a section on their website.
One and the Same
|"One and the Same"|
|Song by Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato|
|Writer||Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman|
|Producer||Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman|
One and the Same is a song performed by American pop recording artists Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. It was written and produced by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman. The song was included on the DVD of the film features the music video for Gomez & Lovato's duet "One and the Same" and a behind-the-scenes look at the movie. Both songs are featured on the Disney compilation album, Disney Channel Playlist, which was released on June 9, 2009.
The song peaked at number 82 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
|US Billboard Hot 100||82|
Two Worlds Collide
|"Two Worlds Collide"|
|Song by Demi Lovato from the album Don't Forget|
|Writer||Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas|
|Producer||John Fields, Jonas Brothers|
|Don't Forget track listing|
Two Worlds Collide is a song performed by American singer–songwriter Demi Lovato. It was written by Lovato along with the Jonas Brothers, who produced the song with John Fields, for Lovato's debut studio album Don't Forget (2008). Both songs are featured on the Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program, which was released on June 26, 2009.
"Two Worlds Collide" is about best friends.
Laura Fries of Variety magazine describes the film as being "light as a summer breeze on the Louisiana bayou". Although the film does not stray far from the Disney formula, she praises writer Annie DeYoung for providing young girls a nice message about self-esteem. She says the film should be a hit with the channel's target audience.
The premiere was watched by 8.5 million viewers, making Disney Channel TV the most-watched network in the time slot, with nearly double the viewers of CBS at that time.
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer TV Show||Won|
|Choice Summer TV Star - Female: Selena Gomez||Won|
|Choice Summer TV Star - Female: Demi Lovato||Nominated|
|2010||Directors Guild of America||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Children's Program – Allison Liddi-Brown||Won|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress:Selena Gomez||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress:Demi Lovato||Nominated|
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- Bill Gorman (June 27, 2009). "Princess Protection Program is TV’s No. 1 Entertainment Telecast of 2009 in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14". TVbyTheNumbers.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
- Awards for Princess Protection Program 2009 - IMDB