DISNEY XD SERIES FAVORITES STAR IN COMEDIC ORIGINAL MOVIE
"PANTS ON FIRE," PREMIERING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 ON DISNEY XD
Popular Disney sitcom star Bradley Steven Perry ("Mighty Med," "Good Luck Charlie"), Joshua J. Ballard ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days") and Disney XD-favorite Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats") star in the comedic adventure "Pants on Fire," an original movie premiering SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 on Disney XD in the U.S. (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) and Canada (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT).
Filmed in Vancouver, Canada, the funny, fantastical story introduces 15-year-old Jack Parker as all the lies he's ever told suddenly become real - including a possessive girlfriend, a roving duo of alien body-snatchers, and Mikey, the made-up friend that Jack claims to tutor. Now it's up to Jack and his buddy Ryan to figure out who or what is behind this crazy situation, all while chasing down a plush purple hippo who may hold the key to unlocking this mind-boggler.
Starring are Bradley Steven Perry as Jack Parker, Joshua J. Ballard as Ryan, Tyrel Jackson Williams as Mikey, Brittney Wilson as Jack's sister Hannah, Taylor Russell as Jack's school crush and Nicholas Coombe as Jack's friend Eric.
"Pants on Fire" is directed by Jon Rosenbaum ("Mighty Med," "Austin & Ally"), from a script written by Alex Cramer, and produced by Kim Arnott ("Radio Rebel," "The Haunting Hour"), who also serves as an Executive Producer. MarVista Entertainment's CEO, Fernando Szew ("Fir Crazy," "Seattle Superstorm"), and EVP Production and Development, Robyn Snyder ("16 Wishes," "House of Versace"), also serve as Executive Producers.
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser-supported network that reaches over 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. There are 30 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.
Two 4 The Money Media, a Vancouver, Canada-based independent production company, was founded by Kim Arnott in April 2010. Kim has served as the executive producer on movies of the week like "Seattle Superstorm," "Radio Rebel" and "Stonados." She expertly shepherded "R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" into its fourth season for The Hub Network, winning the 2013 and 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series. She serves as a co-executive producer on CTV's new half-hour comedy "Spun Out" and has also tried her hand at horror, producing "Grave Encounters 2" and "Visitors," the latest Vicious Brothers film. Kim recently partnered with Really Real Films to produce "If I Had Wings," a heartwarming indie feature six years in the making. Kim has vast experience in Canadian content productions, international co-productions and is an authority on both Canadian federal and provincial tax credits. Kim continues to collaborate with other producers, including Trish Dolman's company, Screen Siren Pictures, where she worked on "Foreverland," "Daydream Nation" and "Hector and the Search for Happiness."
Founded in 2003, Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that produces, acquires and distributes premium film and television content worldwide. With a library showcasing nearly 2,000 hours of content, and with approximately 40 new movies per year added to the company's distribution pipeline, MarVista has become one of the largest suppliers of movies to the worldwide marketplace. MarVista has an expansive distribution footprint spanning more than 125 global territories and has grown to become a pre-eminent supplier of programming to major cable networks in the U.S., including Disney Channel/Disney XD, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon and MTV Networks, as well as key international broadcasters, cable networks and digital platforms.