Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie (television) Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering on August 28, 2009. Manhattan’s magical wizard siblings Alex, Justin, and Max Russo accompany their parents on a Caribbean vacation where Alex’s inadvertent magic spell makes it so her parents have never met. When they learn the only thing that will reverse the spell is the magical Stone of Dreams, they embark on a quest through the jungle to find it, with time running out to save their family. Directed by Lev L. Spiro. Stars Selena Gomez (Alex), David Henrie (Justin), Jake T. Austin (Max), Jennifer Stone (Harper), Maria Canals-Barrera (Theresa), David DeLuise (Jerry). Filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Based on the TV series created by Todd J. Greenwald.