Zendaya to Star In 'Zapped' Slated to Premiere on Disney Channels Around the World in 2014

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August 23rd, 2013


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Multi-talented actress, singer and dancer Zendaya ("Shake It Up," "Dancing With The Stars") stars in "Zapped," a comedy adventure movie slated to premiere on Disney Channels around the world, as well as on Canada's Family Channel in 2014. The storyline follows 16 year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student who is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog. But things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.


Also starring are Chanelle Peloso ("Radio Rebel") as Rachel Todds, Spencer Boldman (of Disney XD's "Lab Rats") as Jackson Kale, Emilia McCarthy ("Hemlock Grove") as Taylor Dean and Adam DiMarco ("Radio Rebel") as Adam Thompson.


Filmed on Vancouver Island, Canada, the movie is directed by Peter DeLuise ("16 Wishes," "Kyle XY") and executive-produced by Jane Goldenring ("Radio Rebel," "My First Mister"), Carol Baum ("Father of the Bride," "The Good Girl"), Michael Prupas ("The Kennedys") and Harvey Khan ("Spooksville"). Producer on the film is Lisa Towers ("The Christmas Choir"). Based on the book "Boys Are Dogs" by Leslie Margolis, the screenplay is written by Rachelle Skoretz with revisions by Matt Eddy and Billy Eddy and Kara Holden.  Aakomon "AJ" Jones ("Pitch Perfect") is the choreographer.


"Zapped" is produced by Off-Leash Teleproductions Inc, distributed by Muse Distribution International and is licensed by ABC Cable Networks and Family Channel.


Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable and satellite in nearly 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.


Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series, plus top-rated Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.


         Muse Distribution International is the sales arm of Muse Entertainment Enterprises, a leading production company with facilities in Canada and LA. Muse, internationally known for "The Kennedys," "Bomb Girls," "Pillars of the Earth" and "Cyberbully," has produced over 170 TV series, mini-series, movies and feature films which won over 100 awards including 5 Emmy Awards.

  • me

    im happd disney channel changed the name from boys are dogs to zapped, the old title was too sexist especially for 2014 disney channel shows and movies such as girl meets world and how to build a better boy

  • Karen503

    Even as old-lady as I am, I was charmed by Zendaya in her DWTS season. There’s so little to watch that’s not downright dumb or T&A on TV these days, I’d be willing to give this show a chance, even though I’m not exactly in the typical demographic.

  • Jared

    Zendaya is such a STAR! Loved her on Shake it Up and DWTS. Really looking forward to Zapped when it premieres.

  • Jeff R.

    Fans of the 80’s Scott Baio teensploitation series are going to be so disappointed…

  • Nathan

    Really, Disney? Two original movies based on boys? First you pickup that stupid movie with China Anne, on where the characters “create” the “perfect” boy, now you pickup this movie, where an app controls all the boys around her. They seriously need Michael Healy back.

  • Samuel

    Disney Channel is so extremely sexist. Will kids love this movie? Yes. But girls will be in for a surprise when they grow up and realize that not all men are women-obsessed idiots

  • jamie

    I’m so happy for Zendaya and her career. Hopefully her album does well when it comes out, seeing she’s one of the few Disney starlets that actually has talent.

  • bob

    message to everyone, stfu!

  • ray

    best wishes

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