Groove High

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Groove High
Created by Frédéric Puech
Virgile Troullot
Starring Jonathan Bailey
Samantha Barks
Opening theme "When You Got Friends", performed by Jonathan Bailey and Samantha Barks
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Location(s) United Kingdom
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Channel Original. = MEX Canal 5
Release
Original release 2012 (2012) – 2013 (2013)
External links
Website www.groove-high.com

Groove High is a musical comedy series that first aired on Disney Channel on November 10, 2012. The series was created by Frédéric Puech and Virgile Troullot. The show has 26 episodes in the first season and is a mixture of live action and animation.[1]

Premise[edit]

Groove High is a live action/animated comedy series following a group of talented kids that attend a quirky school for performing arts. The show uses both live action and animation. Each show begins in live action whereby Tom and Zoe (played by Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey in the English-language version) are two rock superstars touring with their band. Between shows they like to remember the good old days at their high school Groove High. As they remember key events the show presents their memories as animated flashbacks. Often their memories are slightly distorted or exaggerated and Tom and Zoe's live action counterparts frequently interrupt the flashbacks to disagree about how it really happened.

Production[edit]

Groove High is a co-production between French animation companies Planet Nemo and Nexus Factory and Irish production company Telegael.[2] Voice recording work for the animated sections began in April 2010, with live action filming completed at Telegael Productions[3] in Ireland, October 2011.[4]

Animation was completed by two companies, Jetoon in China,[5] and PASI in the Philippines.[6]

All music in the show including the generique were originally written arranged and recorded by Belgian composers Eric Renwart and Marja Supponen, then sung by lead actors Jonathan Bailey and Samantha Barks.

During post-production lead actress Samantha Barks won the role of Éponine in the film version of Les Misérables.[7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Original Main Cast[edit]

  • Tom Mason - Florian Frin
  • Zoe Myer - Alice Gingembre

Main cast[edit]

Other characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (UK dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) March 9, 2013 (2013-03-09)

Season 1 (2012–13)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Originally aired (UK dates)
1 1 "Last Tango At A-List" November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10)
2 2 "The Inside Man" November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11)
3 3 "He's Gotta Have It" November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17)
4 4 "The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)
5 5 "The Fan" November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24)
6 6 "Not Quite The Sound Of Music" November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)
7 7 "Single White Guitarist" January 5, 2013 (2013-01-05)
8 8 "Reality Bites" January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)
9 9 "Zoe Dynamite" January 12, 2013 (2013-01-12)
10 10 "A Little Fight Music" January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13)
11 11 "Big Night At Groove High" January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19)
12 12 "There's Something About Rusty" January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20)
13 13 "A Fright At The Opera" January 26, 2013 (2013-01-26)
14 14 "Slightly Ballroom" February 2, 2013 (2013-02-02)
15 15 "Mr And Mrs Doubtfire" January 27, 2013 (2013-01-27)
16 16 "The Secret Gardener" February 9, 2013 (2013-02-09)
17 17 "Trading Places" December 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)
18 18 "The Lie Who Loved Me" December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08)
19 19 "Hatman Begins" December 9, 2012 (2012-12-09)
20 20 "Groovily Ever After" December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01)
21 21 "School Of Lock" December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15)
22 22 "My Cousin Tommy" February 16, 2013 (2013-02-16)
23 23 "Text, Lies And Videogames" December 16, 2012 (2012-12-16)
24 24 "Jump Up The Volume" February 23, 2013 (2013-02-23)
25 25 "A Christmess Carol" March 2, 2013 (2013-03-02)
26 26 "Duet The Right Thing" March 9, 2013 (2013-03-09)

Broadcast[edit]

The series airs on Disney Channel in the UK, France, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. It also airs on Teletoon+ in Poland, Nickelodeon in the Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia, Arutz HaYeladim in Israel, PBS in Malta, TG4 in Ireland, Televisa in Latin America, YLE in Finland, TV5 Monde in France, MBC 3 in the Middle East and E-Junior in the United Arab Emirates.[8]

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