Kim Possible (2019 film)

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Kim Possible
Kim Possible (2019 film) poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre
Based onKim Possible
by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley
Written by
  • Josh Cagan
  • Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle
Directed byAdam Stein & Zach Lipovsky
Starring
Opening theme"Call Me, Beep Me!" performed by Christina Millian[1]
Ending theme"Call Me, Beep Me!" performed by Sadie Stanley[2][better source needed]
Composer(s)Jim Dooley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bob Schooley
  • Mark McCorkle
  • Zanne Devine
Producer(s)
  • Mandy Spencer-Phillips
  • Bridget Hill
CinematographyChristopher Baffa
Editor(s)Sabrina Pitre
Running time86 minutes
Production company(s)Middleton Productions
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseFebruary 15, 2019 (2019-02-15)
Chronology
Related showsKim Possible (2002–07)
External links
Website
Production website

Kim Possible is an American comedy action-adventure television film that premiered as a Disney Channel Original Movie on Disney Channel on February 15, 2019. Based on the animated series Kim Possible created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the film stars Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone, and Ciara Riley Wilson.

Plot[edit]

In Europe, American high school students and crimefighters Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable have thwarted a world dominating scheme of Professor Dementor and rescued Dr. Glopman, whom Dementor had kidnapped.

As Kim and Ron start their first day of school, they meet a new student named Athena and take her on a mission to stop the plot of the evil Dr. Drakken. Athena (a skilled bōjutsuka) defeats Dr. Drakken's henchwoman Shego, making her the topic of conversation at Middleton High School despite Kim's jealousy. When the school honors Athena and her good deed, Shego and Dr. Drakken force their way into the ceremony. Kim tries to defeat Shego and her army of henchwomen but falls to the ground, leaving Athena vulnerable to kidnap. Athena is captured and Kidnapped taken away and Kim is laughed at. After Kim talks with her family and Ron, they decide to rescue Athena from Drakken's and Shego's lair.

At the lair, however, Kim discovers Athena is part of Drakken's and Shego's plan to steal Kim's motivational essence and transfer it into Drakken with his brain-modulating device. Athena is revealed to be a gynoid built by Drakken, specifically for this. As Kim short-circuits the transfer machine, Dr. Drakken is de-aged into a pre-adolescent version of himself. Despite Kim's insistence that she save herself, Athena stays behind to turn off the now-unstable machine. The lair explodes and Athena is presumed killed, but it is revealed that she has survived the explosion. Kim and Ron take her home to be repaired and programmed to be a hero alongside themselves.

During the credits, Dr. Drakken, posing as a gifted student with Shego posing as his mother, enrolls at Kim's high school and begins his plan to defeat her.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible[3]
  • Sean Giambrone as Ron Stoppable:[3] Kim's best friend and sidekick
  • Ciara Riley Wilson as Athena:[3] a new student and bōjutsu practitioner at Kim's school.
  • Taylor Ortega as Shego:[3] Drakken's flame-fisted accomplice
  • Connie Ray as Nana Possible:[3] Kim's grandmother
  • Issac Ryan Brown as Wade:[3] a teenage computer genius and inventor
  • Erika Tham as Bonnie Rockwaller:[3] Kim's enemy since childhood
  • Todd Stashwick as Drakken:[3] a mad scientist and Kim's archenemy
    • Maxwell Simkins as Young Drakken
  • Alyson Hannigan as Dr. Ann Possible:[3] Kim's brain surgeon mother
  • Matthew Clarke as James Timothy Possible:[3] Kim's rocket scientist father
  • Owen Fielding as Tim: Kim's younger brother
  • Connor Fielding as Jim: Kim's younger brother
  • Michael P. Northey as Mr. Barkin: Kim and Ron's teacher
  • Patrick Sabongui as Dr. Glopman: a scientist captured by Professor Dementor
  • Cedric Ducharme as Cool Todd
  • Christy Carlson Romano as Poppy Blu: a pop star. Romano was the original voice of Kim in the animated series.
  • Nancy Cartwright as Rufus:[3] Ron's pet naked mole rat. Cartwright reprises her role from the animated series.
  • Patton Oswalt as Professor Dementor: a mad scientist. Oswalt also voiced Dementor in the animated series.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In between working on the first and second seasons of the Kim Possible animated series, creators Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle had begun writing a script for a live-action film adaptation, which ultimately never came to fruition due to unknown reasons.[4]

On February 7, 2018, it was announced that a live-action film based on the animated series Kim Possible was in production at Disney Channel. The series' creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley served as executive producers, as did Josh Cagan, Zanne Devine, Adam B. Stein, and Zach Lipovsky.[5][6] On April 25, 2018, it was announced that the film would go into production in mid-2018 for a 2019 premiere.[7][8] The film is a production of Middleton Productions.[9][10] On December 7, 2018, it was announced that the film would premiere on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW on February 15, 2019.[11][12]

Variety cited, ‘Kim Possible’ Boss on Live-Action Movie as ‘Wonder Woman’ for the ‘Prepubescent Set’[13] and featured the work of the many women department heads involved in creating the film. The article features executive producer Zanne Devine, production designer Rachel Myers, costume designer Kathleen Detoro and stunt coordinator Melissa R. Stubbs.

Casting[edit]

On April 25, 2018, Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone were cast in the film.[7][8] On May 25, 2018, it was announced that Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson, and Erika Tham were cast in the film.[14][15] On June 22, 2018, it was announced that Raven's Home star Issac Ryan Brown was cast in the film.[16] On August 11, 2018, it was announced that Christy Carlson Romano and Patton Oswalt were cast in the film.[17][18] On January 14, 2019, it was announced that Nancy Cartwright was cast in the film.[19][20]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on June 4, 2018 and wrapped on July 23, 2018.[21][22]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

During its premiere in the 8:00 pm time slot, Kim Possible attracted 1.24 million viewers with a 0.22 rating for people aged 18–49, making it the lowest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie premiere of the last decade.[23]

Critical response[edit]

The film received an approval rating of 100% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on six reviews.[24]

Miniseries[edit]

The film was followed by the miniseries Kim Hushable which aired between June 5 and 24, 2019.[25][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Title | Kim Possible | Disney Channel Original Movie - YouTube". 2019-01-19.
  2. ^ "'Kim Possible' Theme Song Updated for Disney Channel Live-Action Movie: Exclusive Audio". Billboard. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
    "Disney Remixed Kim Possible 's Theme Song With Vocals From Reboot Star Sadie Stanley". Teen Vogue. 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Kim Possible Show Bios". Walt Disney Television Press. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Liu, Ed (February 9, 2007). "Toon Zone Interviews Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle on Kim Possible Season 4". Anime Superhero News. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (February 7, 2018). "Kim Possible Live-Action Movie in Works at Disney Channel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  6. ^ ""What's the Sitch?" Casting Begins for a Live-Action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie" (Press release). Disney Channel. February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  7. ^ a b Petski, Denise (April 25, 2018). "Kim Possible: Sadie Stanley & Sean Giambrone to Star in Disney Channel Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone to Star in Live-Action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie" (Press release). Disney Channel. April 25, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  9. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 21, 2018). "Kim Possible: First Photo from Disney Channel Live-Action Movie – Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "Iconic Teen Hero Kim Possible Comes to Life" (Press release). Disney Channel. July 21, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  11. ^ Haring, Bruce (December 7, 2018). "Kim Possible Live Action Movie Sets Premiere Date on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "Comedic Action-Adventure Movie Kim Possible Kicks Off an Action-Packed Night of Premieres on Friday, Feb. 15" (Press release). Disney Channel. December 7, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  13. ^ Toby, Mekeisha Madden; Toby, Mekeisha Madden (2019-02-14). "'Kim Possible' Boss on Live-Action Movie as 'Wonder Woman' for the 'Prepubescent Set'". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  14. ^ Haring, Bruce (May 25, 2018). "Kim Possible Live Action Disney Channel Movie Adds Alyson Hannigan and More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson and Erika Tham Join the Cast of the Live-Action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie" (Press release). Disney Channel. May 25, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (June 22, 2018). "Kim Possible: Raven's Home Star Issac Ryan Brown Joins Cast of Disney Channel Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  17. ^ Haring, Bruce (August 11, 2018). "Kim Possible Voices Set for Live Action Disney Channel Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "Christy Carlson Romano and Patton Oswalt Join Live-Action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie" (Press release). Disney Channel. August 11, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  19. ^ Evans, Greg (January 14, 2019). "Nancy Cartwright Reprises Kim Possible Rufus Role for Disney Channel Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "Emmy Award-Winning Nancy Cartwright to Reprise Her Role of Rufus the Naked-Mole Rat in the Live-Action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie" (Press release). Disney Channel. January 14, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019 – via The Futon Critic.
  21. ^ http://www.whatsfilming.ca/2018/04/10/kim-possible-live-action-movie-based-on-disneys-popular-animated-series-filming-in-vancouver/
  22. ^ https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/kim-possible-live-action-movie-sean-giambrone-sadie-stanley-disney-channel-1202785625/amp/
  23. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 19, 2019). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.15.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  24. ^ "Kim Possible (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. November 29, 2019. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  25. ^ https://www.bsckids.com/2019/06/disney-drops-kim-hushable-shorts/
  26. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10407660/episodes?season=1&ref_=tt_eps_sn_1

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