A Disney Channel Original Movie which has become phenomenally popular, especially with tween girls. Among others.Basically it is a Musical set in a High School about the people trying out for their High School Musical and School Teams. With a Boy Meets Girl plot and an Alpha Bitchy antagonist. Lather, rinse and repeat.This movie spawned two sequels, one of which was released theatrically (making history as a movie franchise that started on TV and getting enough cred to be allowed to go to theaters), and a spinoff movie, titled Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure starring, of course, Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay. The pilot for a Glee-esque spinoff TV show, Madison High, where Mrs. Darbus relocates from East High to teach at a new high school, was filmed but not picked up.The franchise also has Spiritual Successors: The major one being Camp Rock, the minor ones being Starstruck and Lemonade Mouth. It also has another major spiritual successor that also mashes it up with 60s beach/surfer movies: Teen Beach Movie.
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