Disney Wants to Dance with 'Prom'

Disney Wants to Dance with 'Prom'

After the success of the High School Musical franchise, Disney is looking to head back to high school with Prom.

Variety reports that the comedy will revolve around a group of teens prepping for the big dance. Disney is also looking to cast nine unknowns into the lead roles — just like the original Wildcats were when HSM started off.

Prom isn’t expected to be a musical and Disney is keeping all the options open until they see a script from screenwriter Katie Wech.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Prom? Will it be as successful as HSM?

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  • http://youtube.com/annabanannamusic21 anna banana

    how do you audition?

  • NICOLE

    Disney is going to keep trying to remake the success of High School Musical.

    They tried with Camp Rock, using the Jonas Brothers, and they’re trying to keep it alive with the HSM4 ridiculousness.

    But they will NEVER be able to do it.

    It’s time to let go, Disney. HSM was a great thing, and it can’t be recreated.

  • janelle

    @NICOLE: i totally agree with you.

  • http://www.twitter.com/lillyknoxville Lilly Di Angelo

    well for me it sounds like HSM 3…. why they can’t get over the success of HSM! and try to do new things!!!!

  • Agu

    i think there won’t be another like HSM…i hate when Disney tries so hard, they shouldn’t make so similar movies…HSM3 was all about prom! Period.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Patriciadio Patrícia

    I’m from brazil!!!!
    HEY, could I participate? HAHAHA
    kidding :P

  • rania

    Good singers and dancers, please – because selena is a joke as singer

  • amy

    They shouldn’t do it. I don’t want them to ruin what high school musical had become with silly spin-offs!

  • carolina

    nahh, this is so unnecessary.
    there will never be another HSM.
    it was a phenomenon and it´s not easy to repeat that.

  • your mother

    Agreed what Nicole has said 100%.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Gabri5ela_Lage ≠ Ǥα̲bгι̽єſſα Mσ͡nłεz

    I don´t know!!! HSM is my love, my crazy, I am bigger fan of HSM!!!! HSM 4ever!!! But, Prom will should be wonderful too, not like HSM, but, Great!!!! :)

  • evielou8

    yeah it might be pointless but its also giving people a chance- 9 unknowns for the lead roles….its a great opportunity and loads of kids will end up watching it and loving it .

  • mac

    *this is sooo random but I’m listening to Joy Williams’ speaking a dead language…so beautiful…thankyou Grey’s Anatomy*

  • m

    How can u compare it to hsm it it’s not a musical?

  • http://www.youtube.com/inbars14 inbars14

    im so sad hearing it… this not only not going to be succesful but also will destroyed part of the sucess of HSM, disney PLEASE stop trying ! its not gonna work, even 4 year-old kid knous that.
    tottaly agree with nicole and amy .

  • ghsm

    You can’t CREATE a phenomenon! It just HAPPENS Disney!!! Ugh they irritate me with their constant need to have another big thing like HSM, which is never going to happen. Ever!

  • http://www.youtube.com/CrazyMegaTeen jenny

    Well i’m up for the idea aslong as they try something new with this story rather that HSM3 all over again I am particularly interested by the new cast its time their were some fresh faces on Disney and hey if their is a new Zac Efron round the corner why would I complain but I do hope the story has something different

  • Akilah

    why would they do this? HSM ended things with a very good note. they shouldn’t be trying to outdo it or make something like it. there can NEVER be something as amazing as High School Musical was. They really need to stop this…and the whole making of HSM4! That is just simply pointless…

    But I wouldn’t mind auditioning for it. :D Could be a big break for some people.

  • http://vanessa-anne.org daniel

    Prom? hell no ¡¡ that’s ridiculous I think this is not going to be a big successful as hsm but a lot of people will be curious about it and they’re going to watch it.
    and about the nine unknowns into the lead roles well give them the benefit of the doubt but they’re never gonna be like the original cast at least not 4 me

  • lulu

    I hope it’s not like HSM or Camp Rock. If they do a film, I hope it’s just acting and obviously it will have to have dancing. I’d like to audition but I live in the UK, plus I’m doing very important exams so it will be virtually impossible to do it, unless the auditions are in July and they some how come to England x x x

  • Janine

    you know I might actually fly to LA to audition for this if it comes up…
    I dont think it sounds anything like HSM
    Its Disney…they obviously only have very limited themes to chose from

  • zanessa/scashley/ashnessa

    No, no, no, I don’t think any DCOM movie will be as successful as High School Musical. @ghsm: Yeah, me too.. They always try so hard with the next big thing.

  • Ruby

    FIRST OF ALL Y’ALL. NEED TO FORGET HSM AS WELL CAUSE ITS BEEN YEARS AND ITS OLD!!!!! I hate this phrase but it’s true NEVER SAY NEVER!!!!!! N IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT DISNEY INTRODUCES NEW PEOPLE CAUSE THEIR PEOPLE R GETTING OLD!!!!!!

    N E WAYS U GUYS NEED TO STOP HATING AND ALSO GET OVER HSM CAUSE ITS A DONE DEAL N IF U HAVE NOTHING PRODUCTIVE TO SAY I RECCOMMEND U TO GET SOME SLEEP!!!!!!!

    AS FOR THE NEW FACES I WISH THEM THE BEST OF LUCK AND HOPE THAT THEY ARE SOME REAL PEOPLE AND NOT PHONYS LIKE SOME IN HSM!!!!!!

  • Skylar

    This is annoying, high school musical was amazing. It is practically a legend. I hate the idea of them trying to make another movie just because High School Musical is over (Well, I consider it over, High School Musical 4 is NOT what I consider hsm).
    However, as long as they are going to try to proceed with it, I might be interested in possibly auditioning. Does anyone have any information on where I can send a resume in?

  • HSM forever

    High school musical is irreplaceable

  • Skylar

    @Ruby: Calm down, no need to get angry. Maybe people do’t want to move on from High School Musical. We don’t have to move on just because you say we have to.

  • vhudsupporter

    @NICOLE: @ghsm: Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Ruby

    @Skylar:

    I AM NOT ANGRY JUST CAUSE I USE CAPITALS DOESNT MEAN N E THING GOSH!!!! LMAO

    AND IM NOT TELLING U GUYS TO MOVE ON IM JUST SAYIN THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD GIVE THEM A CHANCE !!!!!!!
    N TRY BASHING IT CAUSE SOME OF U WANT TO AUDITION SO STOP BEING TWO FACES!!!! NO OFFENCE N I AM NOT ANGRY!!!!!!!

  • happilyeverafter

    c’mon guys, it’s NOT gonna be musical… Besides nobody wants to replace HSM, after all it’s sound good, but hope not to cheesy… ^^

  • ems

    hope they hold auditions here in the UK :)

  • Erica S.

    Sounds awsome! But it probably wont beat HSM :)

  • hsm_fan

    I with you @nicole…no one can change hsm and that never be popular like HSM!! HSM IS ONE AND ONLY NO ONE CAN CHANGE IT…

  • sunni

    ok really high school musical is a one shot deal
    so disney need to stop trying to make movies about it
    i mean camp rock is amazing and i love it but disney no
    more && plus high school musical 4 is coming out
    this year around summer time , too much disney

  • fan

    Disney are always developing DC movies storylines that contain similar concepts to those blockbuster hit movies in the past. Like HSM has the same similar storylines concept as Grease. Boy meet girl during school vacation break, boy return to school and friends after school vacation break, girl moved to the city/school where boy is, girl changed boy’s personalities and imagines, boy’s friends do not like the changes of boy and do not like new girl, boy’s friends made sure boy and girl do not get to stay together, friends finally excepted new girl and boy’s new changes, and the finally…boy and girl are happily together. Of course, these DC movies are mostly not original movie scripts but the viewers are tweens/teens audiences.

    I would thing Prom maybe somewhat similar to Footloose. Looking at the title Prom involves with dancing, therefore, Footloose comes to mind due to the storyline of putting together a year-end school dance party that involves dancing with some dramas behind it.

    Creating and developing new Disney Channel movies and regular TV series are the business of Disney. Disney is suppose to find new shows to keep the public entertaining and their TV rating competitive to other TV broadcasting network channels. I think it will be a great ideal for Disney to develope a new DC movie to do the same as HSM and bring in new young talents to Hollywood. Plus the Jonas, Miley, Demi, & Selena groups are not capturing the world popularities of Hollywood like the HSM casts did, which HSM casts are grown up and moved on. Prom may just do that and bring some excitement back and the uproar popularities of the tween/teen fans. I certainly would be interested in seeing that.

  • xm

    I want to be in the caast

  • Anita

    Nothing will be better than HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/hsmzanessafansite21 HsmZanessaFansite21

    @sunni:
    Camp Rock 2 is coming out summer time..They never did anything High school musical 4..

    if you all checked the imdb site, there is nothing about high school musical 4, the last time it was updated was back last year and only one person signed on the deal and that was Bart Johnson (Coach Bolton)..There is no HSM 4, they were just thinking about it and probably saw all of our complaints and realized that it was a dumb idea anyway..
    Nothing will take HSM’s place..PROM seems like its almost like HSM but not totally..its not a musical..but who knows?

    and you can’t tell someone to move on from HSM if the reporters won’t stop bugging the stars about doing another one..its the reporters fault that everyone thinks that the original cast are coming back for another but you never know maybe there will be a reunion movie..but only time will tell..

    I don’t mean to sound rude, but thats the way it is..

    I’m a HSM freak and I was upset about the movies being over but I learn to deal with it and was even more upset with disney changing the whole HSM 4 business..bc the new stars were supposed to star it in but they went a whole new way and changed it..
    Like Zac said (I don’t remember exactly the words), the movie might be over but it will still be in history..its not over, it always be around..

    so ppl relax and we’ll see how this movie goes..

  • Anita

    HSM WILL NEVER BE OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND IT WILL ALWAYS STAY WITH US ……….. <3
    NOTHING WILL REPLACE IT

  • fearless

    HSM success is untouchable, nobody can repeat it

  • LILY

    @Ruby:

    HSM WILL NEVER BE OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tom

    Disney has been making high school based movies, some musicals and some not, for many years and will continue to do so as long as they are in business. I am not sure why you are trying to compare it to High School Musical. Especially if it is not going to be a musical. It is not really in competition to be the next HSM, Just like any other show or movie it has to find it’s own audience.

  • ktawnyy

    NOTHING is as good as High School Musical!!!

    i love HSM and disney btw, but they cant top it!

  • Liz.

    How are you going to be able to audtition?

  • http://twitter.com/Officalvstyle abby

    NOTHING will ever be as success as the High School Musical franchise why can’t Disney just give it up already? HSM was great and did AMAZING things for Disney as well as the cast. Its time to move on and find something else that can make kids go WOW like HSM did. History won’t repeat its self so just quit it Disney.

    This is going to tank if you ask me.

  • Skylar

    @HsmZanessaFansite21: exactly :)

  • Valeria

    This is so stupid.. High school musical cannot be topped! Disney needs to leave it alone its just stupid n delusional if they think they can re create it

  • http://themashoojames.tumblr.com Mashoo

    Give them a rest. They want to do another thing that will inspire a lot of teens. So what if it’s similar to HSM? HSM was the most awesome thing ever! And I think this should be as awesome too!

    I want to audition! :D HAHAHA

  • http://youtube/filasians Zanessaluvr95

    @HSM forever: Agreed.. HSM is irreplacable

  • Pauline

    I don’t know about this, but i love that their choosing unknowns instead of reusing the current disney stars like they do on current movies.

  • ELISA sanchez

    @HsmZanessaFansite21:

    IF PEOPLE THINK THAT THEN THEY NEED SOME HELP AND A REALITY CHECK AND SINCE YOUR AN OBSESSED FAN USHIULD HAVE KNOWN THAT SOME OF THEM WANT TO GET RID OF THEIR TITLES IN HSM SO THOSE CELEBS REALLY DONT CARE ABOUT IT N E MORE SO…!!!!!
    N KEEP DREAMIN ABOUT HSM THAT IS FINE WITH ME!!!!! JUST STOP HATING ON TIS NEW MOVIE. EVERY MOVIE HAS THE SAME STORY LINE. DISNEY OR NO DISNEY!!!!!
    N I AGREE WITH RUBY. 100%. Hsm is unique but there will be something that will top it now or in the future so accept that fact life and movies go on!!!!