Cameron Boyce has teamed up with Disney XD for a touching tribute to The Clinton 12 for Black History Month.
In the brand-new interstitial, which is part of the “Be Inspired” series, the 16-year-old actor, his sister, parents and grandmother make their first visit together to the monument, its 12 life-size sculptures of the students and cultural history museum in Clinton, Tenn.
The Clinton 12 were the twelve historical African-American teens who were first to integrate a public school in the South in 1956, and Cameron‘s grandmother, Jo Ann Allen Boyce, was one of them.
“My Nana is part of “The Clinton 12,” Cameron said in a statement. “I’ve always known she is incredible and now, everyone else will know too.”
The “Be Inspired” interstitial will premiere ahead of a future Gravity Falls and during an episode of K.C. Undercover on Disney XD and Disney Channel.
Cameron Boyce Talks “The Clinton 12″ for Black History Month
Cameron Boyce will be hopping networks for an upcoming episode of Code Black!
Variety reports that the 16-year-old actor, who currently stars on Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything, will guest star on an upcoming ep as Brody, who is staying at a boot camp for troubled teens.
However, when he ends up at Angels Memorial Hospital with various mysterious injuries, it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems.
Cameron will also be heading back to Disney Channel for a guest spot on Bunk’D — the spinoff from Jessie! Looks like Luke Ross is back, too!
So, it brought tears to our eyes when Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and Cameron Boyce took to social media to congratulate Kenny on the anniversary and say a few words about the film that launched the magic.
“Tonight we not only celebrated the 10 year anniversary (I know, WHAT?!) of a film//franchise that has affected so many young minds && hearts, including my own, but we honor the man who made it all possible,” Dove wrote. “My friend, mentor, director extraordinaire, and someone who I consider to be one of my greatest inspirations, Kenny Ortega. Everything that the man touches turns to gold, and as anyone who has ever worked with him will tell you, it is truly an honor to participate in something that he is at the helm of! let’s celebrate this man && this film (and our childhoods) and turn on our tellies for #HSM10 #gowildcats.”
Sofia added, “10 years later, I’m cuddled on my couch watching the movie that was the soundtrack of our childhood, the movie that we ADORED….the movie that had every corner of the world, singing “We’re all in this together”?? Thank you @disneychannel and @kennyortegablog for giving us #highschoolmusical ?? We are eternally thankful to you…Let’s celebrate the #highschoolmusical 10 Year reunion together???? #HSM10 #wildcats #forever.”
“A true visionary! Congratulations to our #DisneyDescendants director @kennyortegablog on the 10 year anniversary of another Disney Channel Original Movie he directed! You might’ve heard of it…. #BopToThe10YearAnniversary #HSM10,” Cameron shared on his account.
Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything centers on Conor (Boyce), as a teenage pro-gaming phenomenon whose thumb injury forces him off the elite gaming circuit and back to public school. In season two, the team sets its sights on a global championship, and the four friends will face new challenges and new rivals along the way.
Production on the series will resume in Los Angeles, in the spring for a premiere in 2016.
The cast of Descendants takes over main street as the tape their segment for the upcoming Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration TV special inside Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort on Tuesday afternoon (November 10) in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.