Under Wraps (film)

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Under Wraps
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Promotional poster
Written byDon Rhymer
Directed byGreg Beeman
StarringBill Fagerbakke
Adam Wylie
Mario Yedidia
Clara Bryant
Theme music composerDavid Michael Frank
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerDon Rhymer
CinematographyMark W. Gray
EditorNorman Hollyn
Running time95 minutes
Production companiesMummy Entertainment
Hallmark Entertainment
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Original releaseOctober 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)

Under Wraps is a 1997 television film directed by Greg Beeman and starring Bill Fagerbakke (in a dual role), Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, and Clara Bryant, and the first Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) by Disney Channel.[1][2] It is also Disney Channel's first horror-themed television film. It was included by the network in its 100 Original Movies celebration from May–June 2016.[3]

Plot[edit]

Three 12-year-old kids discover an Egyptian mummy in the basement of a "dead" man's house. It comes alive due to the conjunction of the moonlight during that time of the month. They are scared of him at first, but with time discover he is friendly, if clumsy and confused. The kids name the mummy Harold, and decide he will temporarily take up residence in one kid's bedroom. After paying a visit to their Halloween-obsessed friend, Bruce, they discover that if the mummy is not put back in his sarcophagus before midnight on Halloween, the mummy will cease to exist.

However, the sarcophagus is in the hands of the "dead" man, known as Mr. Kubat, who feigned his death to avoid paying his taxes. Upon finding out that the mummy has "escaped" from the coffin, he orders his henchmen to look for the mummy and bring it back in time, as he is selling it to an interested buyer. On top of that, there are a few other obstacles that follow by. For one thing, Harold's unusual appearance may attract unwanted attention as Halloween night draws closer. Meanwhile, they find out that Harold used to be in love with another mummy who comes alive at the end.

Cast[edit]

Home media[edit]

The film was unavailable on home video until 2005, when Echo Bridge Entertainment released it on DVD. It is currently available on iTunes and Amazon Video.

2021 remake[edit]

On November 13, 2020, it was announced that a remake of the film will premiere in 2021; in May 2021, it was revealed to have a release sometime in October that year.[citation needed] The cast for the film will include Christian J. Simon, Malachi Barton, Sophia Hammons, and Phil Wright.[4] Filming took place in Vancouver from November to December 2020.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (April 20, 2016). "Disney Channel Original Movie 'The Swap' Set As Network Plans 100-Pic Celebration". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 27, 2016. The news comes as Disney Channel today unveiled plans for the 100th DCOM Celebration, a summer programming marathon centered on the airing of the network’s 100th original move since 1997 — the first movie was Under Wraps, and the 100th will be a reimagining of the 1987 film Adventures In Babysitting which doesn’t have an airdate yet.
  2. ^ Snetiker, Marc (June 22, 2016). "Disney Channel Original Movies: 12 little-known stories". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 26, 2016. Disney Channel considers 1997’s Under Wraps as its first official DCOM...
  3. ^ Rackham, Casey (May 24, 2016). "The Complete Disney Channel Original Movie Schedule Is Here And It's Amazing". BuzzFeed. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Disney Channel Set for a Contemporary Comedic Remake of the First-Ever Disney Channel Original Movie, "Under Wraps"". The Futon Critic. November 13, 2020.

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