Disney XD

Disney XD Premieres Original Movie “Skyrunners” on Nov. 27 With Preview of New Series

Author: Nickandmore!

via Disney XD press release:



A thrilling original movie ushers in an exciting original series with the premiere of the science-fiction adventure “Skyrunners” and the special full episode preview of the live action sitcom “I’m in the Band,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 on Disney XD. The premiere of “Skyrunners” will be sponsored by Ubisoft’s Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage game and formatted exclusively for the client, with limited programming breaks. The preview of “I’m in the Band” will be sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish crackers. “I’m in the Band” will have its regular timeslot premiere in January, 2010.

The schedule for Friday, November 27 is:

5:00 p.m., ET/PT
The world premiere of “Skyrunners,” a sci-fi adventure that features alien creatures designed by the Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop (“The Lord of the Rings,” “The Chronicles of Narnia”), will be presented on Disney XD. The story follows teenage brothers Tyler (Joey Pollari) and Nick Burns (Kelly Blatz of Disney XD’s “Aaron Stone”) who commandeer a small UFO that crashes near their town. They soon learn the spacecraft is “alive” and there’s an ominous alien plot to take over Earth. In addition to Pollari and Blatz, “Skyrunners” stars Linda Kash (Disney Channel’s “Full-Court Miracle”), Conrad Coates (“Kyle XY”), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Nathan Stephenson. It was written by Richard C. Okie (“Quantum Leap” and “Earth: Final Conflict”), Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson, and directed by Ralph Hemecker (“Numb3rs”). Okie is also executive producer. “Skyrunners” is a production of Ranger Productions and Shaftesbury Services II, Inc.

6:45 p.m., ET/PT
The music-filled comedy series “I’m in the Band” follows teenager Tripp Campbell as he joins his favorite “vintage” rock band, Iron Weasel, and sets out to help them make an epic comeback. He’s certainly got his work cut out for him with the trio of rock star misfits, whose stars have fallen so far that they can’t even afford their own housing and are forced to share bunk beds in a guest room at Tripp’s house. Nonetheless, in their own off the wall way, the three stooges will do their best to help Tripp steer through his teenage years with the goal of turning him into a bona fide rock star and giving him the chance to live out his dream. Starring are Logan Miller (“Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”) as Tripp Campbell, Steve Valentine (“Crossing Jordan,” “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie”) as Derek Jupiter, Greg Baker (“Sports Night,” “Hannah Montana”) as Burger Pitt, Stephen Full (“Hannah Montana,” “CSI”) as Ash and Caitlyn Taylor Love as Izzy Fuentes.

In the series preview, a full episode entitled “Weasels in the House,” Tripp Campbell’s dreams come true when he wins a radio contest to have dinner with his favorite rock band, Iron Weasel, and manages to impress them with his musical skills. Amazingly, he lands the lead guitar role, and before long the band is staying in the guest room at his house and playing a gig at Tripp’s school.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 73 million households via its basic cable affiliates. Disney XD recently launched in the UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Latin America and Japan.