Under Wraps (film)
|Written by||Don Rhymer|
|Directed by||Greg Beeman|
|Theme music composer||David Michael Frank|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Cinematography||Mark W. Gray|
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||October 25, 1997|
Under Wraps is a 1997 television film, and is considered to be the first Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) by the Disney Channel. It was included by the network in its 100 Original Movies celebration from May–June 2016.
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Three 12-year-old kids discover a 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 coffin 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.
- Mario Yedidia as Marshall
- Adam Wylie as Gilbert Anderson
- Clara Bryant as Amy
- Ken Campbell as Bruce
- Ed Lauter as Mr. Kubat
- Bill Fagerbakke as Harold / Ted
- Corinne Bohrer as Marshall's Mom
The film was unavailable on home video until July 5, 2012, when Platinum Disc released it on DVD.
- Patrick Hipes (April 20, 2016). "Disney Channel Original Movie ‘The Swap’ Set As Network Plans 100-Pic Celebration". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
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.
- Marc Snetiker (June 22, 2016). "Disney Channel Original Movies: 12 little-known stories". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
Disney Channel considers 1997’s Under Wraps as its first official DCOM...
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