Recording artist China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm) and Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) are set to star in the new Disney Channel movie How to Build a Better Boy.
The Disney Channel original premieres at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 15.
In the movie, McClain and Berglund play tech whizzes who computer-program the perfect boy, triggering a national incident in the process.
How to Build a Better Boy is is a production of Princessa Productions and Schorr Pictures. It’s directed by Paul Hoen (Let It Shine, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam), and executive-produced by Adam Kossack and Robin Schorr (Food, Inc., The Pretty One).
As with previous Disney Channel originals, the multi-platform schedule includes a premiere on August 11 for WATCH Disney Channel users. In addition, on July 15 kids can go to DisneyChannel.com for a How to Build a Better Boy game.
Disney Channel has a history of success with its original movies. For 12 consecutive years, the Channel has delivered TV’s number one original movie telecast among tweens.
The latest Disney original movie to air, Zapped, premiered last month. It grossed 5.7 million views, ranking as the number one cable TV telecast of 2014 to-date among kids ages two to 11 (2.9 million/7.3 rating), kids ages six to 11 (2.3 million/9.6 rating) and tweens ages nine to 14 (2.1 million/8.7 rating).
It’s worth noting that this latest movie, How to Build a Better Boy, is about two girls who excel at science and math. As the topic of girls and STEM gets more popular, we might be seeing more STEM-related movies and TV shows hitting the airwaves.