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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE
AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME


JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD

Surfing Onto DVD October 9


Starring Johnny Tsunami’s Brandon Baker, Carey Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mary Page Keller and Yugi Okumoto

Includes the Exclusive Bonus Materials
“Angle On: Board Stunts” with Stunt Coordinator Akoni Kama, “The Dirt on Dirtboarding” plus Music Videos by T-Squad and the Jonas Brothers

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BURBANK, Calif., August 12, 2007 – A championship surfer and snowboarder tests himself in a new and extreme arena when JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD debuts on Disney DVD on October 9, 2007.
Brandon Baker (CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL) reprises his role as Johnny in the sequel to the hit Disney Channel Original Movie JOHNNY TSUNAMI. When Johnny and his parents return to Hawaii for his grandfather’s wedding, he finds himself facing two unfamiliar challenges. As he throws himself into the dangerous sport of dirtboarding he also has to help navigate the tricky terrain of family change. The cast of JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD also features JOHNNY TSUNAMI stars Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) as Grandpa, Mary Page Keller (NIP/TUCK) as Johnny’s mother Melanie and Yuji Okumoto (BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2) as his father, Pete.

The DVD is bursting with extreme bonus features that open a door into the exciting world of dirtboarding. “Angle On: Board Stunts” goes behind the scenes with expert dirtboarder and movie stunt coordinator Akoni Kama. The in-depth featurette allows viewers to become virtual stunt coordinators and select from a variety of different movie angle shots of dirtboard stunts. “The Dirt on Dirtboarding” is a look inside the extreme sport, with a “glossary” of dirtboarding terms and visual demonstrations of some breathtaking stunts. Cast interviews and music videos from the Jonas Brothers and T-squad complete the DVD’s bonus offerings.

JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD premiered on Disney Channel on June 8, 2007 and was directed by Eric Bross (VAMPIRE BATS and MARTHA BEHIND BARS) and written by Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung (RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN), and Ann Knapp and Douglas Sloan (JOHNNY TSUNAMI).

Available on October 9, 2007, JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD is priced at U.S. $26.99 (SRP) and Canada $29.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

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STREET DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2007
Direct prebook: August 14, 2007
Distributor prebook: August 28, 2007
Suggested retail price: $26.99 US and $29.99 Canada
Rated: U.S. ‘TV-G.’ Canada ‘G’. Bonus materials not rated.
Feature run time: Approximately 92 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Languages: English

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Posted August 12, 2007.