Last Wednesday, as I was on the website, RenewCancelTV.com, I came across an article about how the beloved television show, Kim Possible, was getting a live-action movie. When I read the news, I admit that I got excited. Thinking this movie was going to get a theatrical release, I imagined how cool the special effects would be, how awesome the fight sequences would look, and waiting in line opening day among an excited crowd of movie-goers and fans of the show. Until I read on The Hollywood Reporter that the movie would premiere on Disney Channel.
Cue the record scratch sound effect
As soon as I read this, my expectations for the film started to fall. But despite my initial disappointment, I realized that this decision actually makes sense. Not only did Kim Possible live (and thrive) on the network, but both of the show’s respective films (Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time and Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama) made their debuts on the Disney Channel. What makes me feel good about this movie’s production is that Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley (the original creators of Kim Possible) are not only writing the script, but are also going to be executive producers. Out of everyone working on this film, they would know the most about Kim Possible. Because this show was their idea, they probably oversaw a good portion of what went into the show. I think this knowledge and first-hand experience creating the original show will help the creative team behind this Kim Possible movie understand the source material they’re working with.
But, I do have a concern for this film. This new movie will be created and released in a time when the younger, current Disney Channel audience has probably never even heard of Kim Possible. My concern is that the creative team behind this movie might cater to this younger, more current Disney Channel audience to the point where the fans of the original show get alienated.
When this movie does get released, I will watch it with an open mind. As someone who has enjoyed watching the show and as a fan of Shego (my favorite Disney villain of all time), I want this movie to be good in quality and in entertainment value. But, I’ll be honest, my expectations will be lower than they would have been if this movie were a theatrical release. So, while fans have been given some time to let this news sink in, I just wanted to share my thoughts on this piece of movie news.
What do you think? Are you excited for a Kim Possible live action movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
Have fun at the movies!
Link to the article from The Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/live-action-kim-movie-works-at-disney-channel-1082695
Link to the article from RenewCancelTV.com: https://renewcanceltv.com/kim-possible-season-5-cancelled-disney-cartoon-reviving-live-action-movie/