Most teenagers cringe at the thought of meeting their parents' high expectations--good grades, well-behaved friends, and a plan for the future--and none more so than Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano), the son of legendary superheroes Commander (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston). This clever Disney comedy follows Will from his first day as star student at Sky High, an elite school for the children of superheroes. The only problem is that Will apparently has no special powers, and he can't let his parents find out! Lacking the abilities needed to attend hero classes, Will falls in with the misfit sidekicks, whose only powers include turning into a guinea pig, glowing, and melting. However, when an old villain with a new power reappears on the scene, the pressure is on Will and his sidekicks to save his parents, his school, and the earth itself.
Perhaps as a tribute to the classic era of teen films, SKY HIGH features a soundtrack bursting with 1980s hits covered by contemporary artists, including Flashlight Brown, Bowling for Soup, and Vitamin C. The film also features performances that will please adult viewers, including a cameo as the school principal by former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, comedian Dave Foley as a washed up sidekick, and EVIL DEAD star Bruce Campbell as Coach Boomer. Truly fun for all ages, the charming teen stars, fast pace, and universal story make SKY HIGH a clear family classic on par with SIXTEEN CANDLES, SPY KIDS, and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION.
Andrew Gunn - Producer, THE COUNTRY BEARS (2002)
Liz Winstead - Standup Comedian
Bruce Campbell - American actor/producer, THE EVIL DEAD
Dave Foley - Actor "Kids In the Hall", etc...
Mike Mitchell - Director
Kurt Russell - American Actor, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)
Lynda Carter - TV's "Wonder Woman"; Miss World-USA '73
Lynda Jean Cordoba - TV's "Wonder Woman"; Miss World-USA '73
Bruce Hill - Production Designer, SKY HIGH (2005)
Michael Angarano - Actor, LITTLE SECRETS (2001)
Bob Schooley - Writer/ Producer
Mark McCorkle - Producer/ Writer
Peter Amundson - EDITOR\"DRAGON"
Shelly Johnson - American Cinematographer
Michael Wilkinson - Costume Designer, JUST ANOTHER STORY
Michael Giacchino - Composer, THE INCREDIBLES (2004)
Kevin McDonald - Actor/Kids In The Hall
Kelly Preston - American actress, JERRY MAGUIRE
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 100
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936288353
- Genre: Family
- Rating: PG (MPAA) (For action violence and some mild language)
- Release Date: June 2015
Original theatrical release date: July 29, 2005.
"The flick is best in its bittier moments, and there's nothing to trouble the tots." - 08/05/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.48
"The live action and computer animation are so thoroughly interwoven that you can easily lose track of what is what." - 07/29/2005 New York Times, p.E11
"[A] family comedy with welcomely loopy asides....It's clever to take the standard 'cool' and 'nerd' high school subcultures and transform them into 'heroes' and their 'sidekicks.'" - 07/29/2005 USA Today, p.5E