This post is for all the parents of tween kids. Here’s the first poster for next falls High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

If you have somehow managed to miss the insanely huge phenomenom that is High School Musical, you don’t have kids, a television or both. Suffice it to say, the folks at Disney have struck a gold mine with two made-for-television pop music confections and an avalanche of merchandising tie-ins that would make George Lucas envious.

Interestingly, I believe this marks the first time that a made-for-television movie has spawned a theatrical sequel. Usually, it’s the other way around. (Yes, Revenge Of The Nerds IV: Nerds In Love, I’m looking at you.) Of course, you also to have to remember that the first High School Musical was originally developed as a third Grease movie, so I guess there’s a nice symetry in everything.

I don’t know much about the plot of this new film beyond the fact that as graduation approaches, the series’ main couple Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) face the possibility of being apart due to going to different colleges. And there presumably will be some singing and dancing. In a high school.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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