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Disney's Ice Princess

Opens March 18, 2005

About the Production

“Eventually you will find your way to your dream. You’ll know when it’s real. You’ll see: you’ll sparkle and the whole world around you will sparkle, too.” —Michelle Kwan

A teen misfit who never thought she’d fit in discovers her personal edge when she risks it all to pursue her dreams of figure skating, in Disney’s inspirational family comedy, ICE PRINCESS. Rising star Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “EuroTrip”) stars as Casey Carlyle, the brainy bookworm who gives up a life devoted to schoolwork for a thrilling new world of axels, sit spins, best friends, boyfriends and cutthroat competition as she finds herself in the unlikely position of skating for gold. Daring to attempt what she thought was impossible, the once shy and awkward Casey discovers how to literally take flight.

Casey is just trying to please her hard-working single mom (JOAN CUSACK), who’s got her daughter on the fast track to Harvard, when she decides to do a report on the physics of figure skating.

Having fantasized on her backyard pond about becoming an Olympic champion since she was a little girl, Casey is ecstatic, and nervous, to finally have a chance to meet the elite skaters at her local rink. What she doesn’t know is that her whole existence is about to be sent for a wild spin when it turns out that Casey’s smarts have helped her become a skating prodigy.

Now, as she gets the chance to train with champion-in-the-making Gen Harwood (HAYDEN PANETTIERE) and Gen’s famously tough coach and mother, Tina (KIM CATTRALL), Casey sets off on a fun, comedic and life-changing adventure that takes her into a world she never expected to experience.

Not only does she get a crash course in the glamour, sweat and tears of skating competitions, she also gets her first taste of romance as she falls for Gen’s teenage brother, the rink’s hunky Zamboni driver, Teddy (TREVOR BLUMAS). As she trains with gritty determination, Casey’s confidence begins to soar—but with the big championship looming, she is about to find out if she really has what it takes to leave her old life behind and truly become an ICE PRINCESS.

Actors become skaters and skaters become actors in ICE PRINCESS, as Michelle Trachtenberg and Hayden Panettiere are joined on screen by such world-class athletes as five time World Figure Skating Champion Michelle Kwan and Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano in cameo roles.

Walt Disney Pictures presents ICE PRINCESS, directed by Tim Fywell (“I Capture the Castle”) from a screenplay by Hadley Davis based on a story by Meg Cabot (“The Princess Diaries”) and Davis. Bridget Johnson produces. Karen Glass and Kristin Burr oversaw production for Walt Disney Studios. William W. Wilson III is the executive producer.

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