With zombies being all the rage it’s hard to get a show about them that is kid friendly. But tackling hard topics is something that Disney tends to do and put in a kid approachable format. Disney Zombies is the combination of humor and fun that brings zombies to a kid friendly format, but also in a high school setting that they can relate to. Teen dramas never tackled these problems in the past, or at least not including the undead.
Disney’s Zombies is based in the world of Seabrook, 50 years after the zombie outbreak. With Zombies now part of every day life, they are now starting to attend Seabrook High, a school for non-zombies. Besides being the new kids at school, the zombies have to deal with discrimination and other things from the “normal” students. But luckily on their side is Zed, a funny and charming zombie who becomes friends with Addison, a freshman who wants to be a cheerleader. Their friendship is contagious and it doesn’t take too long to spread through the school while students see that there is more than being a zombie to the the new students.
While the movie is fun and lighthearted, it does tackle a lot of more important topics. It’s not just zombies and normal kids at the school but talks openly about difference in a format that kids can relate to. Add in a dash of music, some dancing and of course the drama that comes with high school and you have the formula for a fun movie.
You can get Disney’s Zombies on DVD now and get some fun glow in the dark Tattoos inside the DVD! We also have a great Movie Night Fun Pack activity below, as well as delete scenes and audition reels from some of the stars below.
Deleted Scenes and Audition Reels:
It’s A Cheer-tastrophe:
New Jacket, New Name:
Meg Donnelly’s Audition:
Milo Mannheim’s Audition:
About Disney’s Zombies:
Disney’s “ZOMBIES” is a music- and dance-filled story set in the fictitious world of Seabrook, a cookie-cutter community brimming with perky conformity 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. Today, the zombies pose no threat, but are required to live in Zombietown, an isolated, rundown community infused with their unique creative spirit. When zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School, the charming, charismatic zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison who dreams of being a cheerleader — the ultimate form of status in Seabrook. Addison takes a lot of flak for befriending Zed and his zombie friends, but comes to learn that zombies and cheerleaders aren’t so different after all. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community.