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The Cheetah Girls 2
Promotional poster
GenreComedy drama
Based onThe Cheetah Girls
by Deborah Gregory
Written byJodiss Pierre
Bethesda Brown
Directed byKenny Ortega
Adrienne Bailon
Sabrina Bryan
Kiely Williams
Music byDavid Lawrence
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersJosé Luis Escolar
Cheryl Hill
Debra Martin Chase
Whitney Houston
CinematographyDaniel Aranyo
EditorCharles Ireland
Running time97 minutes
Production companiesBrownHouse Productions
Martin Chase Productions
Original release
NetworkDisney Channel
  • August 25, 2006 (2006-08-25)

The Cheetah Girls 2 (also known as The Cheetah Girls: When In Spain in the working title) is a 2006 American film and the sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), The Cheetah Girls. Directed by Kenny Ortega, the sequel is about the talented teen quartet who take a whirlwind tour of Spain to pursue their dreams of pop superstardom. Unlike its predecessor, which incorporated karaoke-like musical numbers, The Cheetah Girls 2 turned into more of a musical.

Its premiere received the highest ratings of all Disney Channel Movies at its time, a total of over 8.1 million viewers, beating the premiere ratings of High School Musical (7.7 million), and beating previous highest-rated DCOM record holder, Cadet Kelly (7.8 million), as well as becoming the highest-rated Cheetah Girls film in the trilogy.[1] The film is the eighth-highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie of all time and was the highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie of 2006. This is the last film in the series to star Raven-Symoné.


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The movie begins in Manhattan, two years after the first film, where the Cheetah Girls have just completed their junior year and are performing at a Graduation Party for the Manhattan Magnet's Class of 2006 ("The Party's Just Begun").

Later while having a sleep-over at Galleria's (Raven-Symoné), Chanel (Adrienne Bailon) tells the girls that her mother, Juanita (Lori Anne Alter), is planning a trip to Barcelona, Spain, where they will be visiting Luc (Abel Folk), Juanita's boyfriend. Aqua (Kiely Williams) sees a shooting star and the girls make a wish together—to go to Spain with Chanel. A gust of wind flips one of the girls’ magazine pages to an ad for a Barcelona music festival. Galleria enters the Cheetah Girls and the next day, her mother Dorothea (Lynn Whitfield), Juanita, and the Cheetah Girls all decide to travel to Spain together.

When the girls arrive in Barcelona, they meet Angel (Peter Vives), a mysterious guitar player who accompanies them around Barcelona as they sing to the entire city, and he becomes Galleria's love interest ("Strut"). The next day, the girls successfully audition for the festival ("Cheetah Sisters").

The following day, they meet Joaquin (Golan Yosef), Luc's godson and a dancer who becomes a love interest for Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan). Dorinda visits his studio where he teaches her tango ("Dance With Me").

That night, Joaquin takes the Cheetahs to The Dancing Cat, a local Spanish night club where all of the new artists perform their songs ("Why Wait") ("A La Nanita Nana"). They meet and befriend Marisol (Belinda), a beloved Spanish pop star, who will also compete in the Music Festival, and her manager/mother, Lola (Kim Manning). Lola appears nice and wins the Cheetah Girls' affection, but secretly plans a scheme to break up the girls, as they pose a threat to her daughter's chances in the competition. Meanwhile, Aqua and Dorothea have been designing clothes, Juanita is trying to get a proposal out of Luc, Dorinda is teaching hip hop to Joaquin's class, and Galleria is the only one focused on the competition, as she is writing a song called, "Amigas Cheetahs", which they will sing at the competition ("Do Your Own Thing").

Galleria notices that everyone is getting involved in other activities except for her ("It's Over"), and eventually decides to take a train to Paris, where she can meet up with her father and go home. While at a train station, the other three girls find Galleria and convince her to stay after promising to stay focused. Later, Chanel overhears Juanita talking to Dorothea about how she believes that Luc doesn't want to marry her because Chanel doesn't like him. Luc later proposes to Juanita, after Chanel gives him permission, and she gladly accepts. Luc tells Chanel that she can stay in New York with her friends for her upcoming senior year.

After the Cheetah Girls finish performing at The Dancing Cat ("Step Up"), Lola convinces the club manager to pay the Cheetah Girls. The competition will only allow amateur performs to compete, and accepting payment disqualified them. They return the money and Angel, who was present during the entire exchange, investigates.

Lola suggests that since the Cheetah Girls cannot perform as a group, Chanel should perform with Marisol instead. Right before Chanel is going to perform with Marisol, the Festival Director informs that the Cheetah Girls are able to perform after speaking to Angel, who is revealed to be his nephew. He informed the director of Lola’s attempts, and his uncle reinstates the group. Marisol stands up to her mother and drops out of the competition. The Cheetah Girls then perform "Amigas Cheetahs" and bring Marisol onto the stage, along with Joaquin's dancing crew, Angel on the guitar and the Director on the trumpet, and the film ends.

In an alternate ending, Juanita and Luc get married("Cherish the Moment"). This scene is not shown in TV or sing-along versions.



The entire film, including the scenes that took place in New York City, was shot on location in Barcelona, Spain during the spring of 2006.


Main article: The Cheetah Girls 2 (soundtrack)

The soundtrack was released on August 15, 2006.[2] It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 1.4 million copies to date.

Track listing

  1. "The Party's Just Begun" – The Cheetah Girls
  2. "Strut" – The Cheetah Girls featuring Peter Vives and Jorge Juan Garzón
  3. "Dance With Me" – Drew Seeley featuring Belinda
  4. "Why Wait?" – Belinda
  5. "A La Nanita Nana" – Adrienne Bailon and Belinda
  6. "Do Your Own Thing" – Raven-Symoné
  7. "It's Over" – The Cheetah Girls
  8. "Step Up" – The Cheetah Girls
  9. "Amigas Cheetahs" – The Cheetah Girls featuring Belinda
  10. "Cherish the Moment" – The Cheetah Girls
  11. "Cheetah Sisters (Barcelona Mix)" – The Cheetah Girls
  12. "Everyone's a Star" – Raven-Symoné
  13. "It's Gonna Be Alright" – Raven-Symoné
  14. "Studio Session with The Cheetah Girls" – Bonus video track

Special editions

Bonus tracks

  1. "Route 66" – The Cheetah Girls
  2. "Strut (Ming Mix)" – The Cheetah Girls

Disneyland concert DVD tracks

All songs performed by the Cheetah Girls

  1. "The Party's Just Begun"
  2. "Step Up"
  3. "Cinderella"
  4. "Strut"
  5. "Cheetah Sisters"


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The premiere of the movie became Disney Channel's highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie with a total of 8.1 million viewers, beating the previous record holder Cadet Kelly, which had a total of 7.8 million viewers. This was then beat by Jump In!, which closely beat it with 8.2 million viewers. Currently, the highest-rated DCOM is High School Musical 2 with 17.2 million viewers. A repeat during the weekend gathered a massive 7.82 million viewers, tallying the total number of viewers to 15.9 million viewers.[3] The Cheetah Girls 2 is currently the sixth-highest-viewed DCOM as of September 2010. It was the highest-viewed DCOM of 2006, following the footsteps of the first film, which was the highest-viewed of 2003. Feedback to the movie has been generally positive for the target audience.

Ultimate Disney said "this film lays off on some of the annoyances found in the first film. The Cheetah Girls have grown up and thus grown out of the annoying tweenage girl characterizations that are now seen in the snobby minor characters of Hannah Montana". The review went on to say "the nicest thing about this sequel is that on screen, the Cheetah Girls still seem to exemplify a deep friendship among a group of young women. The chemistry between the central actresses is strong, making them a believable group of friends who appear to be having a lot of fun making this movie".[4] was also favourable, commenting "The Cheetah Girls 2 contains the expected cheesiness, drama, and unrealistic plot, but I have to admit that I was totally taken in".[5] Common Sense Media wrote that "the characters have aged, and their flair for drama has taken a backseat to introspective decision making and goal setting, making them more realistic (and positive) role models".[6]

In the United Kingdom, 282,000 viewers tuned in on its premiere night, becoming #1 of the week on Disney Channel UK.[7]


Country / Region Network(s) Premiere
 United States Disney Channel August 25, 2006
 Canada Family September 1, 2006
 United Kingdom Disney Channel UK September 29, 2006
 Italy Disney Channel Italy December 2, 2006
 Argentina Disney Channel Latin America December 3, 2006
 Taiwan Disney Channel Taiwan December 8, 2006
 South Africa Disney Channel South Africa December 9, 2006
 Poland Disney Channel Poland
 Brazil Disney Channel Latin America December 10, 2006
 Spain Disney Channel Spain December 16, 2006
 France Disney Channel France December 19, 2006
 Belgium Disney Channel Belgium
 Japan Disney Channel Japan January 1, 2007
 Brunei Disney Channel Asia January 27, 2007
 Hong Kong
 South Korea
 Australia Disney Channel Australia January 28, 2007
 India Disney Channel India July 28, 2007
 Romania Disney Channel Romania January 23, 2010

DVD release

The DVD debuted at #10 on Billboard's "Top DVD sales" chart in the U.S., where it has sold nearly one million copies since its release and has grossed over $17 million in revenue. The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) - Financial Information



  1. ^ "Disney Movie Skips to Another Record". Archived from the original on 9 February 2007.
  2. ^ The Cheetah Girls 2
  4. ^ Ultimate Disney Cheetah Girls 2 Review
  5. ^ Cheetah Girls 2 Review
  6. ^ Common Sense Media Cheetah Girls 2 Review
  7. ^ "Weekly top 10 programmes on TV sets (July 1998 – Sept 2018) | BARB".