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Disney Channel’s Highest Rated Original Movie Available for the First Time on DVD


Pop-Hopping onto DVD April 3 in time for Easter

Starring High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer in her Disney Channel Debut

Includes the Exclusive Bonus Materials “Learning the Moves” with Corbin Bleu and “JUMPIN,” A Music Video Featuring Keke Palmer

BURBANK, Calif., DRAFT – Disney Channel’s highest rated original movie will debut on Disney DVD April 3, 2007. Jump In! Freestyle Edition will be release just in time for Easter. Starring Corbin Bleu (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) and Keke Palmer (AKEELAH AND THE BEE) in her Disney Channel debut, JUMP IN! is a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn teenager Izzy Daniels (Bleu) whose father dreams of him becoming a champion boxer. When his neighbor Mary (Palmer) asks him to substitute for a jumper on her double Dutch team in time for the city championship, Izzy jumps in and discovers a passion for the world of competitive jump roping. Rounding out the primarily African-American cast are David Reivers (POSEIDON) and Shanica Knowles (HANNAH MONTANA).

Filled with exciting bonus features, the JUMP IN! DVD includes the exclusive “Learning the Moves”, in which Corbin Bleu hosts an instructional Double Dutch jump rope video so fans can learn the moves at home, a an exclusive pop-hop music video, “Jumpin'” from the movie’s soundtrack performed by Keke Palmer. Rounding out the bonus features is a music video from rising pop sensation T-Squad performing their song “Vertical” and a making-of featurette “Inside the Ropes.”

JUMP IN! premiered on Disney Channel on January 12, 2007 with highest ever DCOM ratings in Total Viewers (8.2 Million) and Kids 6-11 (3.7 million/15.2 rating), and the second-most-watched DCOM ever in Tweens 9-14 (3.4 million/14.0 rating).

In target demos Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, “Jump In!” finished as TV’s most-watched program for the entire day (broadcast and basic cable).

It was directed by Paul Hoen (SOUTH OF NOWHERE and READ IT AND WEEP) and written by Doreen Spicer (Disney’s THE PROUD FAMILY), and Regina Hicks and Karin Gist (GIRLFRIENDS).

Available on April 3, 2007, JUMP IN! is priced at U.S. $26.99 (SRP) and Canada $29.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. For more information about the DVD, please visit

Direct prebook: February 6, 2007
Distributor prebook: February 20, 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 85 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
Languages: English

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