A handful of movies stand out from my childhood— one of them happens to be Adventures in Babysitting. I didn't see the original 1987 comedy until I was a teen, but the night of babysitting antics are forever embedded in my mind. If you, too, were a fan, then I have some exciting news: Adventures in Babysitting will return to the Disney Channel on June 24!
The new Disney Channel Original Movie stars Disney darlings Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson ("Descendants 2"), and is a contemporary re-imagined version of the hugely popular 1980s blockbuster with the same name. This time around there are two babysitters, which means twice the fun and even more antics and adventure!
Fun Fact: Adventures in Babysitting is Disney Channel's 100th Disney Channel Original Movie
When I was in L.A. earlier this month for the Captain America: Civil War press event, I was able to get a sneak peek at the film and interview both Sabrina and Sophia. I have to keep those deets under wraps for a little while longer, but can say the movie is fantastic (and so funny!) and my 11-year-old daughter is going to enjoy it immensely when it debuts this summer.
Until then, here's a bit more info about the new Adventures in Babysitting on Disney Channel.
Adventures in Babysitting brings together two unlikely friends when a tedious evening for contentious babysitters, Jenny Parker (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola Perez (Sofia Carson), turns into an exciting journey in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. The story unfolds when Jenny and Lola, two girls with distinctly different personalities, both interview for a coveted internship opportunity and accidentally swap phones. In need of extra cash, audacious Lola nominates herself when the Andersons call Jenny looking for a last-minute babysitter. Meanwhile, dependable Jenny is already set to babysit the Cooper family for the evening. Lola's first attempt at babysitting takes an unforeseen turn after Jenny discovers what Lola has done, and Jenny takes the kids to the Andersons to help rectify the situation. However, this leads all of them on an unexpected and exciting adventure of a lifetime.
The Disney Channel Original Movie also stars Nikki Hahn as Emily Cooper, Mallory James Mahoney as Katy Cooper, Max Gecowets as Trey Anderson, Jet Jurgensmeyer as Bobby Anderson, Madison Horcher as AJ Anderson, "BUNK'Ds" Kevin Quinn as Jenny's crush Zac Chase, Gillian Vigman as Helen Anderson, Gabrielle Miller as Donna Cooper, Michael Northey as Tiny and Ken Lawson as Scalper, the two outlaws, Max Lloyd-Jones as Officer James, Kevin O'Grady as Barry Cooper and Hugo Ateo as Hal Anderson.
Adventures in Babysitting is directed by John Schultz ("Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer," "Like Mike") and written by Tiffany Paulsen ("Nancy Drew"). The movie is executive-produced by Michelle Manning ("Teen Beach 2," "The Breakfast Club") and Chuck Minsky serves as director of photography ("The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," "Mother's Day," "Valentine's Day," "New Year's Eve").
Adventures in Babysitting premieres June 24 on Disney Channel!
Special thanks to Disney Channel for hosting me for the Adventures in Babysitting preview. All opinions are my own.