“Kim Possible,” a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the beloved animated series, will premiere Friday, 3 May 2019 at 16:00 on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 on Disney Channel.
In this comedic action-adventure, a live-action transformation of the original series, newcomer Sadie Stanley stars as the iconic teen hero Kim Possible along with Sean Giambrone (ABC’s “The Goldbergs”) as her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable.
Emmy and Annie Award-winning voice actress Nancy Cartwright (“The Simpsons”) will reprise her role as the voice of fan-favorite Rufus the Naked mole-rat. The veteran actress voiced the role in Disney Channel’s “Kim Possible” animated series (2002-07). Cartwright has played the iconic Bart Simpson on the animated series “The Simpsons” for over 30 years. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) is brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Connie Ray (“The Big C”) is grandmother Nana Possible.
The animated comedy-adventure series centered on a strong teenager who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day. Throughout 87 episodes, Kim Possible traversed the social hierarchy of high school and, with her loyal sidekick Ron Stoppable and his naked mole-rat Rufus by her side, thwarted power-hungry villains Drakken and Shego, among others. It inspired two popular animated original movies, “Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama” in 2005, which was the first animated title in the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, and “Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time” in 2003.
The new live-action follows everyday teen hero Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable as they embark on their freshman year of high school, all while saving the world from evil villains. By their side every step of the way is teen tech-genius Wade and new friend Athena, who also happens to be a Kim Possible super fan and is eager to join Team Possible. While Kim and Ron have always been one step ahead of their opponents, navigating the social hierarchy of high school is more challenging than the action-hero ever imagined. With Drakken and Shego lurking in the wings, Kim must rely on her family and friends more than ever. Now it’s up to Team Possible—Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus, a Naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way—to stop these super villains.
Viewers’ connection to “Kim Possible” also led to an off-TV franchise, including Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable characters at Disney Parks & Resorts and a line of “Kim Possible” branded consumer products at mass retail, soundtracks, books and games.
Be sure to catch the premier of Kim Possible on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 on Friday, 3 May at 16:00 with repeats on Saturday, 4 May at 06:55 & 10:40, Sunday, 5 May at 14:00 and Friday, 24 May at 16:00.
About “Kim Possible”
“Kim Possible” begins as Kim and her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable, start Middleton High School where Kim must navigate an intimidating new social hierarchy. She is ready to tackle the challenge head-on, just as she has with everything else in life, but her confidence is shaken when she faces roadblocks at every turn—getting lost in the confusing hallways, being late to class and facing rejection during soccer tryouts from her frenemy, Bonnie. Kim’s day starts to turn around when she and Ron meet and befriend Athena, a new classmate and Kim Possible superfan who is having an even worse day than Kim. With Kim’s guidance and friendship, Athena transforms into the newest member of Team Possible. Soon, Athena starts to eclipse Kim just as the nefarious Drakken and Shego resurface in Middleton with a master plan to finally stop Kim. Now it’s up to Team Possible—Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus, a Naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way—to stop these super villains.
“Kim Possible” also stars Todd Stashwick (“12 Monkeys”) and Taylor Ortega (“Succession”) as fan-favorite evil villain duo Drakken and Shego, respectively; Ciara Wilson (“OMG!”) as new student Athena;Issac Ryan Brown (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”) as tech-genius Wade and Erika Tham (“Make It Pop”) as Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie Rockwaller.
The live-action comedy-adventure also features cameos by multitalented actress/singer Christy Carlson Romano (Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens”) and Emmy®and GRAMMY®Award-winning actor/comedian Patton Oswalt (“Veep”). Romano voiced the iconic title character in the animated series, for which she was nominated for an Emmy, and Oswalt reprises his role as Professor Dementor.
“Kim Possible” was written by Josh Cagan (“The Duff”) and Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle (Disney Channel’s “Big Hero 6: The Series,” “The Penguins of Madagascar”). McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (“I, Tonya,” “Easy A”) serve as executive producers. The movie was co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky (Disney XD’s “MECH X-4”). The movie is produced by Middleton Productions, a subsidiary of Omnifilm Entertainment, and carries a TV-G parental guideline.