Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year
by Phil Boatwright

The worldwide blockbuster that thrilled kids of all ages is now the entertainment event of 2009 when Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year –Extended Edition, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

“Filled with hummable songs, well-choreographed dance routines and a likeable cast, High School Musical 3 is a delight. Full of fun, the film only lacks cynicism and the abuses of real life public schooling. And who needs that?”
Phil Boatwright, Preview On Line.

America’s favorite Wildcats (Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, and Monique Coleman) are back for their exciting final year at East High. Director Kenny Ortega pulls out all the stops with incredible new music and exhilarating dance numbers that will blow away devoted franchise fans and newcomers alike. And, now viewers can see the movie like never before, with the all-new 3-disc Deluxe Extended Edition which features the never before seen extended movie on both DVD and Blu-ray disc – in one set! Plus, this Deluxe set also includes DisneyFile digital copy, and exclusive bonus features such as deleted scenes, bloopers and much more.

Amidst a basketball championship, prom and the big spring musical featuring all the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment count, as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. Reprising their roles as fellow Wildcats and devoted friends, from the first two Disney Channel Original Movies, are Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Casey Stroh, Bart Johnson and Alyson Reed. Plus, meet the new crew of sophomore Wildcats (Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, and Jemma McKenzie-Brown) who get into the act!

Bonus Features
The 1-disc DVD version of High School Musical 3: Senior Year includes the theatrical version of the movie plus:
Cast Goodbyes

The 2-disc Extended Edition DVD, showcases the extended version of the film, plus:
Cast Goodbyes
Sing Along Feature
Bloopers
Deleted Scenes
It’s All in the Dress
Night of Nights

The 3-disc Blu-ray Deluxe Extended Edition includes the extended version of the film, plus:

All of the bonus features from the DVD (above) plus exclusive bonus features:
New Cast Profiles
Senior Awards
This deluxe set also includes a DVD copy of the extended movie.

The original High School Musical premiered in January 2006 on Disney Channel U.S. and posted the highest ever ratings for a Disney Channel Original Movie at that time. The international smash hit reached more than 250 million viewers in more than 20 languages across 100 countries and was the No. 1 TV movie on DVD in 2006, and the movie’s soundtrack was the No. 1 ranked album.

Licensed stage productions, a best-selling junior novel, a popular consumer products franchise, a themed show at the Disneyland® Resorts in Anaheim, Orlando and Paris, a sold-out 42-date arena concert tour in North America and Latin America, and a popular touring ice show followed, as well as honors including two Emmy® Awards, a DGA Award, an Imagen Award and a Director's Guild of America Award. High School Musical received a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack of the Year and was nominated for an American Music Award.

High School Musical 2 was ranked the No. 1 basic cable telecast of all time following its August 17, 2007 premiere and has been seen by 187 million viewers worldwide. The High School Musical 2 DVD release was the top-selling TV property on DVD for 2007 and the movie’s soundtrack went Triple Platinum.