Do these photos look a little too earnest for a tale set in the 20-teens? There’s a reason for that: Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie stars Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch — pictured above, with Garrett Clayton (far left) and Grace Phipps (far right) — as McKenzie and Brady, a pair of modern-day beach bunnies who find themselves mysteriously transported into a fluffy ’60s beach movie. (Think Pleasantville, plus music, minus nude paintings of Joan Allen.)
The Mouse has big plans for Teen Beach Movie. From now through July 13, it’s promoting the film via a mall tour that will travel from New York to San Antonio. The net will post a preview of the film on VOD Monday, July 15; its soundtrack, currently available for pre-order on iTunes, drops the next day; and the film itself finally premieres Friday, July 19. An encore presentation on July 20 will give viewers the chance to chat live with the movie’s stars, while Sing Along and Dance Along editions of Teen Beach will air July 21 and July 27, respectively.
Find a full trailer for Teen Beach Movie below.