2009 American TV series or program
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy-drama fantasy film based on the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. It was directed by Lev L. Spiro and filmed primarily in San Juan, Puerto Rico in February and March 2009. The full cast of the series starred in the film, although Jennifer Stone only had a small role at the beginning of the film. The film focuses on Alex Russo having to reverse a wish she made that her parents never met after being grounded during a trip to the Caribbean.
The film premiered on August 28, 2009, on the Disney Channel in the United States. It received 11.4 million viewers at its premiere, making it the second-most-viewed Disney Channel Original Movie premiere at that time, after High School Musical 2. It was also cable’s No. 1 scripted telecast of 2009 in total viewers. It premiered in the UK and Ireland on October 23, 2009, as part of Wiz-Tober 2009. It was released on DVD on December 15, 2009, as an Extended Edition. The film won the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program.
Jerry & Theresa Russo & their three children, Justin, Alex, & Max, are preparing for a magic-free vacation Khủng the Caribbean, home page bự some of the most important magical wizard spots in the world. There, the family visits a street fair, where they encounter street magician và former wizard Archie who tries béo enlist their help in turning Giselle, a parrot, back into a human by finding the Stone of Dreams, which has the power béo grant any wish or reverse any spell. Jerry considers the idea too dangerous, as many Daphne From Bridgerton
have gone on the quest & không bao giờ returned .Later, Alex is caught trying phệ use magic Khủng get away from her family by her mother, leading mập an argument which results in her mother grounding her for two months và taking away her magic privileges. In a fit of rage, Alex wishes that her parents had chưa bao giờ met. A smuggled wand & spell book, which Alex was holding at the thời gian, grant her wish và as a result creates an alternate reality where Jerry và Theresa bởi not remember their kids & vì not know each other .The kids attempt phệ get the spell book from Jerry, but he catches them. In this alternate reality, since he chưa bao giờ met & married Theresa, he still has his powers & is shown phệ have a care-free-like attitude. Justin asks him what would happen if a wizard wished that his or her parents chưa bao giờ met ; Jerry explains they would gradually forget their past before disappearing forever. He further says they only have 48 hours Khủng reverse the spell, causing Alex & Justin béo panic, & that it would take a miracle bự fix it, leading Justin bự mention the Stone of Dreams, which Jerry says would also work too & he jokingly tells them they should go & find it .Justin & Alex mix off Khủng find the Stone of Dreams, guided by Archie. Meanwhile, Max stays at the khu nghỉ dưỡng Khủng watch their parents ; being the youngest child, Max begins losing his memory. Realizing that something is wrong, Max tells Jerry that Alex và Justin have gone mập find the Stone of Dreams, having taken his suggestion seriously, và asks him phệ help him find them. Jerry is shocked by this, knowing how incredibly dangerous the journey is, but agrees béo help. They are joined by Theresa, who believes them phệ simply be treasure hunting .Eventually, Alex & Justin succeed in finding the Stone of Dreams, but Giselle steals the Stone. Theresa, Max & Jerry meet up with them & the kids tell Theresa và Jerry their story. Theresa doesn’t believe them, believing she would not forget her children. Jerry mentions that if one of the kids was a đầy đủ wizard, they might be able bự cast a spell bự reverse it. Max finally loses all of his memories & is sucked into a vortex of non-existence. Theresa remembers him at the last minute, realizing that they were telling the truth. Jerry transports Alex & Justin mập an ancient battlefield phệ have a contest. He explains the contest’s rules : they will only be allowed mập use spells involving the four classic elements, & the winner will become a đầy đủ wizard, while the loser will permanently thua their powers. Alex và Justin engage in what turns out Khủng be an intense battle, with Alex narrowly winning it. In a state of worry, Alex turns Khủng Justin for help. However, by now Justin has lost all of his memories ; Alex tells him that even though they pick on each other, she looks up béo him & begs Justin Khủng not leave her alone. Justin tells her that he’d chưa bao giờ leave her & that even though he doesn’t know her, he believes her và wants lớn help, but he is quickly sucked into the vortex .Meanwhile, Theresa returns phệ the khu nghỉ dưỡng và notices Giselle in human khung with the Stone of Dreams on her necklace. After Giselle admits mập using him béo get the Stone, Archie manages lớn take the Stone from her. He uses it bự turn her back into a parrot before giving it mập Theresa. Back at the battlefield, Alex becomes desperate, realizing Justin should have won, as he is a smarter & more skilled wizard. She tries mập vì a spell và begs Jerry for help, but he says it’s too late. Just as Alex begins phệ become hopeless, Theresa appears with the Stone, having used it mập transport herself lớn the battlefield lớn help Alex. Jerry tells her she can wish for her brothers mập reappear và still keep her đầy đủ wizard powers if she uses her one wish correctly, but Alex wishes for everything béo go back béo the way it was. The alternate reality is erased as thời gian rewinds bự just before the argument that preceded Alex making the wish that her parents did not meet. This time, Alex apologizes for her attitude và gracefully accepts her grounding. She lovingly reunites with Justin & Max, who have đầy đủ memories of their adventure, & they & their parents stroll once more .
- Selena Gomez as Alex Russo, the selfish and rebellious middle child of the Russo family who does not want to go on vacation with her family to the Caribbean; casts a spell wishing her parents never met after being grounded by Theresa, and has to fix her mistake before time erases the Russo siblings and Alex herself.
- David Henrie as Justin Russo, Alex and Max’s responsible and uptight older brother who has the family wand and Book of Forbidden Spells in his possession.
- Jake T. Austin as Max Russo, Alex and Justin’s absentminded and crazy younger brother.
- Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle, Alex’s best friend, a mortal, whom she wants to stay with while her family goes on vacation.
- Maria Canals-Barrera as Theresa Russo, Alex, Justin, and Max’s mother who has declared the family vacation magic free; grounds Alex, causing her to cast a spell wishing that she (Theresa) and Jerry had never met, which subsequently causes her to forget her past and children.
- Steve Valentine as Archie, a former wizard turned horrible magician who wants to get the Stone of Dreams in order to change his girlfriend, Giselle, back to human form to the extent of even stealing the Stone of Dreams from Alex and Justin, who are battling against time to save their family.
- Xavier Enrique Torres as Javier, an attractive activities counselor at the resort where the Russo family is staying whom Alex has a crush on.
- Jennifer Alden as Giselle, Archie’s girlfriend who was turned into a parrot.
- David DeLuise as Jerry Russo, Alex, Justin, and Max’s father who is a former family wizard who gave up his powers in order to marry Theresa; original owner of the Russo family Book of Forbidden Spells and family wand, entrusts this wand with Justin.
The full cast of the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in the film. However, Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle only made an appearance at the beginning of the film, and did not star.
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie was filmed primarily in San Juan, Puerto Rico between February and March 2009, the second Disney Channel Original Movie filmed in Puerto Rico after Princess Protection Program, also starring Selena Gomez. Hotel scenes were shot at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, while the main cave scene, where Alex, Justin and Archie are climbing inside the cave, was shot inside Cueva Ventana in Arecibo as well as a land that sits in the Río Grande de Arecibo valley in front of the mountain where the cave resides in which Alex asks for directions to the cave. The ancient battlefield where Alex and Justin compete to be the family wizard takes place at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro in the Old San Juan. The subway scene where the train from the platform is shown was shot in Toronto, despite the series being based in New York City.
Selena Gomez recorded a ” Magic ” cover for the film that is featured on the soundtrack for the film & television show. [ tám ] A sneak peek of the film aired during the conclusion of the four-part ” Wizards vs. Vampires ” sự kiện on Disney Channel on August tám, 2009, và on Family Channel during the week of August 24, 2009. The What’s What Edition of the film premiered on October 24, 2009, on Disney Channel .
The film premiered on Disney Channel as a Disney Channel Original Movie on August 28, 2009. The film premiered in the UK và Ireland on October 23, 2009, as part of Wiz-Tober 2009. The film premiered in Spain on October 11, 2009, as part of Magoctubre 2009 in Spain .
The film garnered 11.4 million viewers on its premiere night, making it cable’s No. 1 scripted telecast of 2009 and Disney Channel’s second-most-viewed film premiere after High School Musical 2. On its second night, the film’s second showing received 5.8 million viewers. The next day, the film’s third showing got 4.3 million viewers, and its fourth showing received 4.7 million viewers.
When the film premiered in the UK, as part of Wiz-tober, the film received 1.0 million viewers, which made it the 7th-most-watched program on multi-channel viewing for that week, and the second-highest views watched on Disney Channel UK.
What’s What Edition
The “What’s What Edition” of the film premiered on October 24, 2009, on Disney Channel, part of a Wizards of Waverly Place marathon. The “What’s What Edition” featured exclusive behind-the-scenes information on the film during the presentation.
In an interview with Disney Channel’s commercial-segment, Disney 365, Selena Gomez discussed her interpretations of the songs on the soundtrack saying: “‘Disappear’ is more of a romantic song. It’s basically talking about how a girl likes a guy and they [she] don’t want him to disappear, and then ‘Magical’ is about casting a spell on a guy and this song, ‘Magic’, ties into Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie“. Although recorded for an episode, “Make it Happen” doesn’t appear on the album, for an unknown reason. The album includes songs from and inspired by the TV series and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
“Magic” by Selena Gomez is a digital single on the iTunes Store. The song was released on July 21, 2009, as part of the Radio Disney iTunes Pass. “Magic” premiered on Radio Disney and a music video to Disney Channel on July 24. The song’s music video has Gomez singing into a microphone with bright and flamboyant background, as well as including clips from Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. “Magic” debuted at no. 61 in the Billboard Hot 100 with 42,000 downloads.
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The film was released on DVD in the United States và Canada on December 15, 2009, as an ” Extended Edition “, which also came with a replica of the Stone of Dreams in a necklace. The film is in English, French & Spanish, và has subtitles in the same languages. The film was also released on DVD in nước Australia on December 15, 2009, in Germany & France on December 2, 2009, & in the United Kingdom on February 22, 2010 .
Awards & nominations
The film’s first teaser trailer was released on Disney Channel on June 17, 2009. The full-length trailer was released on June 26, 2009, during the premiere of Selena Gomez’s other Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program.
In June 2010, production of a second film was announced. Dan Berendsen was to return as script writer for the film. Since that announcement, no other updates were made about the sequel. On April 25, 2011, Selena Gomez confirmed in an interview that the proposed sequel would not be filmed. However, on July 28, 2011, Maria Canals-Barrera stated in an interview that the project was “not 100% dead anymore” and that she was “hopeful” that a second film would be produced.
Later, it was confirmed that the “Wizards” would return in a special event entitled The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex in early 2013.
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