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Continuing an enduring tradition of Halloween-themed TV movies, tonight Disney Channel premieres Girl vs. Monster, which chronicles the adventures of a girl named Skylar (Olivia Holt from Disney XD’s Kickin’ It) who learns that her parents are monster hunters.
The film has a veteran Disney Channel producer in its ranks: Sheri Singer, who has produced 15 TV movies for the cable network, including all four Halloweentown movies.
Singer notes that Girl vs. Monster shares a lot of traits with Halloweentown – much like Marnie, who discovers that she’s a witch in the 1998 movie, Skylar has a whole new world opened up to her when she takes on monster-hunting herself. And like pretty much all movies on the network, there’s a Disney lesson to be learned by the time the credits roll – in this case, it’s own up to your fears, know it’s okay to be afraid, and face your fears.
But Girl vs. Monster also has a few stamps of a new era. Most prominent of all is its incorporation of music. Skylar, along with best friend/crush Ryan (Luke Benward), are aspiring musicians. There are five original songs in the movie. READ FULL STORY »