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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RECORD-BREAKING DISNEY CHANNEL MUSICAL SENSATION
DEBUTS ON DISNEY DVD -- MAY 23


HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

DVD Debut of Song-Filled Hit Contains Two Versions of the Movie and
Exciting DVD Bonuses Including 'Learn the Dance Moves' with Acclaimed
Choreographer Kenny Ortega, a Never-Before-Seen Music Video,
Behind-The-Scenes Feature & More!


Disney re-released this movie on December 5, 2006 in High School Musical: Remix - 2-Disc Special Edition.
All of the Encore Edition's DVD bonus features are retained and joined by new extras, including a dance-along
featurette, a cast reunion/interview, three new music videos, and featurettes on the film's Hollywood
premiere. Click here to buy from Amazon.com, click here to read our review, and click here for the press release.

Read UD's DVD Review of High School Musical: Encore Edition

Read UD's DVD Review of High School Musical: Remix

Read UD's DVD Report from Disney's High School Musical DVD launch in Hollywood

BURBANK, Calif., March 3, 2006 – "High School Musical," the contemporary movie musical that has captivated kids, tweens and families as part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, and is the highest-rated original programming in the history of the network, will debut on Disney DVD, May 23, 2006.
A "break into song" production, the comedic "High School Musical" follows two teens, Troy and Gabriella, who must learn to believe in themselves and follow their dreams, despite the polarization of high school cliques. Allowing fans to experience even more, the DVD will include two versions of the film -- the original telecast version and an exciting sing-along version which displays lyrics on screen during all musical numbers, so audiences can learn the words of the film’s chart-topping songs. The debut DVD release also contains bonus features including a “Learn the Dance Moves” feature led by Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony), a never-before-seen music video, “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” the rousing music video “We’re All In This Together,” and a Behind-The-Scenes feature providing viewers an exclusive glimpse at the making of the movie. “High School Musical” is available on DVD May 23, 2006, from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

"High School Musical" is an entertainment industry sensation. For its premiere telecast, it delivered record Household ratings for Disney Channel and, against all basic cable television networks, was the #1 movie of the month in Households, Total Viewers and its targeted youth demographics, Kids age 6-14. For its 6 telecasts thus far (January 20-February 13), 26.3 million unduplicated Total Viewers, 8.4 million Kids 6-11 and 8.7 million Tweens 9-14 have tuned in.

The "High School Musical" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records also made its mark and within a month of its release, shipped Gold. The soundtrack remained the #1 selling album on iTunes for three weeks, and rose to #6 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Two singles, the duet "Breaking Free" and the rhythmic "Get'cha Head in the Game" (Troy version), are also Gold. "Breaking Free" made the largest jump in the 48-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, catapulting from #86 to #4 in just one week. "Get'cha Head in the Game" broke a 34-year record with its biggest jump ever to #23, from #100. Seven other singles from the soundtrack also debuted on the Hot 100.

"High School Musical" follows a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer who discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. In a desperate effort to maintain the status quo, the "jocks," the "brainiacs" and even the drama club regulars hatch plots to separate the pair and keep them offstage. By defying expectations and taking a chance on their dreams, Troy and Gabriella inspire other students to go public with some surprising hidden talents of their own. Starring are Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"), Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel Original Movie "Halloweentown High"), Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Oleysa Rulin and Alyson Reed. The movie was written by Peter Barsocchini and directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega and is Executive Produced by Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush.

DVD Bonus Materials:
• “Learning The Moves” with Director/Choreographer Kenny Ortega
• Never-Before-Seen Music Video “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
• Music Video “We’re All In This Together”
• Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
• Two versions of the film – Original and Sing Along

Street Date: May 23, 2006
Direct prebook: March 28, 2006
Distributor prebook: April 11, 2006
Suggested Retail Price: $26.99
Feature Run time: Approximately 98 minutes
Rating: TV-G
Bonus features not rated or subtitled, and subject to change.
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3
Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Language: English audio.


Buy High School Musical on DVD from Amazon.com


Read UD's DVD Review of High School Musical: Encore Edition

Read UD's DVD Review of High School Musical: Remix - 2-Disc Special Edition

Read UD's DVD Report from Disney's High School Musical DVD launch in Hollywood

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Posted March 6, 2006 / Updated April 11, 2006.