By Jocelyn Buhlman
This morning was SO the drama! D23 Members were the first to hear some thrilling Kim Possible news that will give fans of the classic series a reason to rejoice: Christy Carlson Romano and Emmy® and Grammy® Award-winning actor/comedian Patton Oswalt are joining the cast of the live-action Kim Possible, the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie based on the beloved animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains. Romano originally lent her voice to the hit series’ iconic title character, while Oswalt voiced the villainous Professor Dementor.
We gathered this morning at The Walt Disney Studios to celebrate some of our favorite Disney animated series at our Saturday Morning on the Lot event, including the Disney Channel classic Kim Possible. During a presentation on the original series, Romano announced she will appear in the comedy-adventure movie, set to debut in 2019, but we’ll have to stay tuned for more details about her character. Romano—who also plays the voice of young bot-fighter Trina in an upcoming episode of Disney Channel’s animated series Big Hero 6 The Series—also announced that Oswalt will introduce a new generation of fans to super villain and mad scientist Professor Dementor, a favorite character for fans.
Besides Romano and Oswalt, the movie stars Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible, Sean Giambrone (ABC’s The Goldbergs) as Kim Possible’s loyal best friend, Ron Stoppable; Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, Disney Junior’s animated series Fancy Nancy) as brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (AKA Mom Possible); Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys) and Taylor Ortega will play fan-favorite villains Drakken and Shego, respectively; Connie Ray (The Big C) as grandmother Nana Possible; Ciara Wilson (OMG!) as new high school student Athena; Erika Tham (Make It Pop) who will play Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie; and Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home) as teen computer genius Wade.
Mark your calendars for this sitch: The live-action Kim Possible is set to debut in 2019 on Disney Channel.