Disney Channel is heading into development on two new original movies, Lemonade Mouth 2 and Shake It Up, based on its burgeoning franchises.
The music-themed kid, tween and family movie Lemonade Mouth (pictured) premiered in April as the number-one television movie with youth aged nine to 14. Lemonade Mouth 2 will revisit the musical ambitions of teenagers Olivia, Wen, Stella, Mohini and Charlie.
Based on Disney’s live-action comedy series of the same name, the Shake It Up movie will feature best friends CeCe Jones and Raquel “Rocky” Blue, whose dreams of becoming professional dancers are realized when they become background dancers on a popular teen dance show. The new series has struck a chord with kids ages six to 11 (1.8 million/7.3 rating) and tweens nine to 14 (1.6 million/6.7 rating).
Meanwhile, the upcoming original movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, based on the animated TV series Phineas and Ferb, is set to premiere on August 5 on Disney Channel followed by a debut on Disney XD on August 13.