Kim Possible is coming back to our screens in a very different way: She’s getting a live-action movie at Disney Channel!
Update (4/25/18): Disney has announced the lead stars! Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone will star as Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable. Judy Taylor, senior vice president, Casting and Talent Relations, Disney Channel, said, “Sadie delivers Kim’s confidence, smarts, and agility; most importantly, she’s an everyday girl with an extraordinary spirit. Sean is such a magnetic actor; he always finds the right balance of physical comedy and heart. We’re excited for audiences to see Sadie and Sean bring these iconic roles to life.”
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Original story (2/8/18): Disney has announced that casting is now underway on their new Kim Possible movie. A release date and plot details weren’t shared today.
“Mark and Bob created an enduring character and kids all over the world found a friend in her, an average girl who just happens to spend her off-school hours thwarting evil villains. Although Kim Possible ‘can do anything,’ kids and tweens found that this animated redhead was just like them,” said Adam Bonnett, executive VP, original programming, Disney Channels Worldwide.
“As we embark on the fun challenge of making Kim and Ron fully dimensional, I’m thrilled to be working again with Mark and Bob and to welcome the addition of a dynamic creative team – Josh, Zanne, Adam and Zach – into a world where anything is indeed possible.”
One wonders if the live-action Kim Possible movie will be part of Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, which CEO Bob Iger said will be live in 2019.
The original series, a Disney favorite, ran from 2002 – 2007. The leading lady was voiced by Christy Carlson Romano.