Under Wraps: Lead Sheet
Malachi Barton (“Stuck in the Middle”), Christian J. Simon (“Sydney to the Max”), Sophia Hammons (“The Social Dilemma”) and Phil Wright (“Disney Fam Jam”) star in the contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic “Under Wraps.” Made for kids ages 6-14 and their families, “Under Wraps” was the first-ever Disney Channel Original Movie, launching a blockbuster franchise that now holds a library of more than 100 titles.
The reimagined story unfolds when three 12-year-old friends, Marshall (Barton), Gilbert (Simon), and Amy (Hammons), sneak into their mysterious neighbor Kubot’s spooky basement. There, they stumble upon an Egyptian mummy (Wright) and accidentally expose the amulet around his neck to moonlight, unexpectedly bringing him to life. When the kids come face-to-face with the live 4,000-year-old mummy, they’re surprised to learn that he is kind and gentle. They befriend him, all agreeing that he will come with them and hide out in Marshall’s room until they devise a plan. Marshall immediately forms a bond with the mummy and learns that he enjoys hot sauce just like his Grandpa Harold, and with that similarity, decides to name the mummy after him.
When the kids pay a visit to Buzzy, the manager of Ernie’s Eerie Emporium store, they discover that Harold’s amulet gives him a three-day pass back into the world of the living, with the catch that he must return to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Meanwhile, Kubot, who deals in stolen antiquities, is out to find his missing Egyptian mummy and grows more and more suspicious of the neighborhood kids. He catches up to them at their middle school’s annual Halloween Carnival. Things go awry when Kubot barges in, spots Harold on the dance floor and captures the mummy. With Buzzy’s help, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy inconspicuously follow Kubot to an abandoned ice cream factory where they must face off with Kubot and his fellow criminals and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.
Filmed on location in Vancouver, Canada, “Under Wraps” taps into warm color palettes and earth tones to reinforce the Halloween season. The IW Group consulted on the film.
Also starring in “Under Wraps” *is Melanie Brook (“Buzzy”), Brent Stait (“Kubot”), Jordana Largy (“Diane”), Jaime M. Callica (“Ted”) and Karin Konoval (“Ravensworth”). Produced by MarVista Entertainment, “Under Wraps” is directed by Alex Zamm (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”) and executive produced by Todd Y. Murata (“Sightless,”) and Fernando Szew (“16 Wishes”). Based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer, the writing team for the remake is William Robertson (“Inspector Gadget 2”) and Zamm.
Under Wraps: Fact Sheet
Title: “Under Wraps
Network: Disney Channel
Premiere: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, on Disney Channel.
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, on Disney+.
Synopsis: The contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic “Under Wraps” is based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer. The story follows three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold. Together, they must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals who are determined to sell the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.
Malachi Barton as Marshall
Christian J. Simon as Gilbert
Sophia Hammons as Amy
Phil Wright as Harold
Melanie Brook as Buzzy
Brent Stait as Kubot
Jordana Largy as Diane
Jaime M. Callica as Ted
Karin Konoval as Ravensworth
Director: Alex Zamm
Executive Producers: Todd Murata and Fernando Szew
Writers: Alex Zamm and William Robertson
Production Company: MarVista Entertainment
Parental Guideline: TV-G