Disney has combined my three least favorite things from childhood, annoying cheerleaders, zombies and musicals in this undead spin on West Side Story meets integration to bring forth Zombies.
It has been 50 years since the Zombie Apocalypse and there is no better time than now to allow those who were effected by those events residing in Zombietown to join their human teen counterparts at Seabrook High.
Zed (Milo Manheim) is a Zombie freshman dreams of playing football. Addison (Meg Donnelly) is the human cutie that dreams of being a cheerleader, the most popular crew in school. When the two make eyes at each other all heck breaks loose in the only way Disney knows how, with super catchy song and dance routines!
Although the message of embracing our differences and uniting us through our commonalities is heavy handed, to the point of almost being smashed over the head with a sledgehammer, the truth is this flick is a fun family film that won’t disappoint parents who aren’t comfortable enough to talk about racial issues with their kids.
Heck, I might even cosplay one of these characters at a smaller comic con just for kicks.
Disney’s Zombies comes to DVD Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Zombie Blooper Reel (DVD Exclusive) – Laugh out loud at the Cast of ZOMBIES in this compilation of the funniest bloopers and outtakes from the making of the film. TRT: 3:53
The Zombie Survival Guide To High School (DVD Exclusive) – This piece uses a visual motif of a Zombie Survival Guide, with styled infographics and hosted by the talent. We go down the list of some of the most important survival tips for Zombies and humans on how to get along and make the best of high school. TRT: 2:24
Dance Tutorial – Join Meg Donnelly (Addison), Kylee Russell (Eliza) and ZOMBIES Choreographer, Christopher Scott, as they show you how to dance along to the ‘BAMM” Music Video. TRT: 3:38
Deleted Scene #1 (DVD Exclusive) – It’s a Cheer-tastrope TRT: :57
Deleted Scene #2 (DVD Exclusive) – New Jacket, New Name TRT: 1:09
Audition Tapes (DVD Exclusive)
Milo Manheim Audition TRT: 1:16
Meg Donnelly Audition TRT :57
Music Video – “BAMM” TRT 3:39
Lyric Video – “BAMM” TRT 3:23
Trailer #1 TRT: 2:20
Trailer #2 TRT 1:50
Disney’s Zombies is heavy handed in its message about integration and embracing our differences, but the song and dance numbers are extremely catchy.