|Genre||Comedy, Fantasy, Teen|
|Based on||Boys are Dogs|
by Leslie Margolis
|Story by||Rachelle Skoretz|
|Directed by||Peter DeLuise|
|Theme music composer||James Jandrisch|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Production companies||Off-Leash Teleproductions, Inc.|
|Distributor||Muse Distribution International|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||June 27, 2014|
Zapped is a 2014 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Zendaya, Chanelle Peloso, Emilia McCarthy and Spencer Boldman. Zendaya portrays the lead role, Zoey Stevens.
16 year old high schooler Zoey Stevens is an average girl whose widowed mother just remarried. They move in with her new stepfather and three stepbrothers. Zoey's oldest stepbrother Adam is always in a rush due to being captain of the basketball team; the youngest one, Ben, is always getting dirty; Zach, the middle child, has a habit of making disgusting food creations, and their father, Ted, is the basketball team coach.
After a disastrous first day at her new school, Zoey downloads an app that's original purpose was to control the family dog, but after her phone falls into dog food and it skates down solar panels, she finds out the app changed from being able to control her dog to controlling the men in her life. She first finds it freaky, but then realizes how much of an advantage she has and decides to use it as a personal tool.
Zapped is produced by Off-Leash Teleproductions, Inc., distributed by Muse Distribution International and MarVista Entertainment and is licensed by ABC Cable Networks and Family Channel.
Zapped was released on demand and Watch Disney Channel on June 23, 2014. It made its debut on June 27, 2014 on Disney Channel in the United States, and Family Channel in Canada. Disney Channel (UK and Ireland) broadcast the film on July 18, 2014.
The premiere garnered 5.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched broadcast on cable that night. In the United Kingdom, it got 320,000 viewers including timeshift.