Movies come and go, but some stay with us from our childhood on. I remember the original Adventures in Babysitting to this day. Well, Guess What? Not only is an All NEW Adventures in Babysitting coming out this summer, but this is Disney Channel’s 100th Original Movie! Go Disney!
Fan-favorites Sabrina Carpenter (“Girl Meets World”) and Sofia Carson (“Descendants 2”) join forces in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Adventures in Babysitting,” a contemporary re-imagined tale of the hugely popular 1980s blockbuster with the same name. Set to premiere this summer, this live-action adventure comedy pays homage to the 1980s classic with familiar references and nostalgic scenes in a comedic, heartfelt story that celebrates individuality, friendship and self-empowerment.
“Adventures in Babysitting” brings together two unlikely friends when a tedious evening for contentious babysitters, Jenny Parker (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola Perez (Sofia Carson), turns into an exciting journey in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. The story unfolds when Jenny and Lola, two girls with distinctly different personalities, both interview for a coveted internship opportunity and accidently swap phones. In need of extra cash, audacious Lola nominates herself when the Andersons call Jenny looking for a last-minute babysitter. Meanwhile, dependable Jenny is already set to babysit the Cooper family for the evening. Lola’s first attempt at babysitting takes an unforeseen turn after Jenny discovers what Lola has done, and Jenny takes the kids to the Andersons to help rectify the situation. However, this leads all of them on an unexpected and exciting adventure of a lifetime.
The Disney Channel Original Movie also stars Nikki Hahn as Emily Cooper, Mallory James Mahoney as Katy Cooper, Max Gecowets as Trey Anderson, Jet Jurgensmeyer as Bobby Anderson, Madison Horcher as AJ Anderson, “BUNK’Ds” Kevin Quinn as Jenny’s crush Zac Chase, Gillian Vigman as Helen Anderson, Gabrielle Miller as Donna Cooper, Michael Northey as Tiny and Ken Lawson as Scalper, the two outlaws, Max Lloyd-Jones as Officer James, Kevin O’Grady as Barry Cooper and Hugo Ateo as Hal Anderson.
“Adventures in Babysitting” is directed by John Schultz (“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,” “Like Mike”) and written by Tiffany Paulsen (“Nancy Drew”). The movie is executive-produced by Michelle Manning (“Teen Beach 2,” “The Breakfast Club”) and Chuck Minsky serves as director of photography (“The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” “Mother’s Day,” “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve”).
I was one of the first press that was able to screen the film and here are 4 Reasons for you to Tune in!
Inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film of the same name
The original was a favorite in my house and I like that this version still reminds me of something I grew u on, but it is updated to click with a new generation!
Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson
These 2 are GREAT together and balance each other out. Their friendship leaps off the screen and they were adorable in person.
Speaking of friendship, the movie has a great overall message about friendships, loyalty, and learning to be one’s true self.
Kid Friendly Fun
Last, but not least is the fact that you can grab the kids and have a movie night and everyone will enjoy it. Great for all ages from the kiddos to the adults.
Premieres Friday, June 24th on Disney Channel!
***Disclosure: I attended the #CaptainAmericaEvent + #ABCTVEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***