Bunks Premieres on Disney XD on Monday, June 16. (Photo: Business Wire) – DigitalJournal.com
life. Debuting on Disney XD on Monday, June 16 at 6:00 PM ET/PT, Bunks
is an original zom-edy (zombie comedy) that follows the
troublemaking brothers, Dylan and Dane O’Reilly, as they escape the
punishment of a military bootcamp to the idyllic S’more-smacked shores
of Camp Bushwhack and accidentally trigger a curse that brings a
campfire zombie story to life.
Bunks Premieres on Disney XD on Monday, June 16. (Photo: Business Wire)
This coming of age adventure set in the great outdoors will follow the
brothers as they pose as camp counselors, fumbling their way through
summer camp favorites such as canoe trips and dodgeball disasters, all
while looking after a cabin full of rowdy 11-year-olds. The real trouble
begins when the mischievous pair accidentally unleashes a curse that
brings ghoulish campfire stories to life and sets a massive zombie
outbreak into motion. Dylan and Dane will learn to become true leaders
as they team up with their campers and develop a battle plan against the
undead in an effort to save Camp Bushwhack.
“Bunks is destined to become the most awesome summer camp movie
ever,” said Bob Higgins, Executive Producer and Executive Vice
President, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. “It’s the perfect
combination of ghoulish and spooky, all in a fun and zany
“Fresh TV has crafted a really funny horror movie specifically for the
Disney XD audience,” added Executive Producer Tom McGillis. “The scares
are real and the laughs are epic!”
Bunks stars Dylan Schmid (Once Upon A Time) as Dylan
O’Reilly and Aidan Shipley (Flashpoint) as his brother, Dane. The
cast also features Atticus Mitchell (My Babysitter’s A Vampire)
as Wookie; Christian Potenza (Total Drama Island, 6TEEN) as
Crawl; Emilia McCarthy (Hemlock Grove) as Lauren; Zane Davis as
Genius Bar; Drew Davis as Grinsberg; Michael Levinson as Hollywood;
Nicholas Bode as Twilight; and Grant Westerholm as Cheeseburger.
Bunks was created by Fresh TV’s award-winning team of Tom
McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch and produced by Brian Irving, creators of My
Babysitter’s A Vampire. Tibor Takács (The Gate, The Gate II:
Trespassers, Sabrina The Teenage Witch) served as the director. Bunks
was developed by Fresh TV and Inferno Pictures in association with
Disney XD Canada and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has international
distribution rights to Bunks outside of Canada. The movie will
air on various Disney XD channels in Japan, Australia, New Zealand,
Russia, Central Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America,
United Kingdom, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Italy and France.
About FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (FMKFE) is a worldwide leader
in family entertainment and one of the most dynamic independent
producers, licensors and distributors of engaging and ground-breaking
content in the sector. The division works in collaboration with
best-in-class partners to build global franchises that connect with
children and families across multiple platforms and touch points.
FMKFE’s broad and distinctive brand portfolio includes pre-school action
animation series Tree Fu Tom, breakout comedy Strange
Hill High, animated musical comedy Grojband and
aspirational new girls’ pre-school series Kate & Mim-Mim.
It also owns the rights to a rich archive of children’s classics
including: Danger Mouse, Rainbow and Duckula
containing over 3000 hours of programming. FMKFE is part of
FremantleMedia, one of the leading creators, producers and distributors
of TV entertainment brands in the world.
About Fresh TV:
Founded by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch,
George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and
produces animated and live-action television that powerfully connects to
the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences
around the world. The company developed Canada’s first internationally
recognized tween ‘brand’ with the #1 TELETOON hit series, 6Teen— and set
new audience delivery records when the Total Drama Island finale was the
#1 telecast in Cartoon Network’s history. Its live-action adventure
comedy, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, was an instant smash hit on Disney
Channel in the United States, ranking number one in its time slot among
kids two to eleven. Recent productions include the animated TV musical
series, Grojband, and the zombie comedy, Bunks.
Executive Director, Communications