This page has a wiki of its own: Dadnapped Wiki.

Directed by Paul Hoen
Produced by Don Schain
Douglas Sloan
Written by Alan Silberberg
Starring Emily Osment
David Henrie
Jason Earles
Jonathan Keltz
Moises Arias
Denzel Whitaker
Charles Halford
Phill Lewis
George Newbern
Music by Adam Cohen
Cinematography David A. Makin
Editing by Terry Stokes
Distributed by Disney Channel
Release date(s) February 16, 2009
Running time 90 minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget $5,500,000
Official website
IMDb profile

Dadnapped is a Disney Channel Original Movie. The movie premiered Monday, February 16, 2009. It stars Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Moises Arias, David Henrie and Phill Lewis all from a Disney Channel Original Series.


Emilyosment dadnapped

Emily as Melissa Morris in Dadnapped.

Dadnapped tells the story of Melissa Morris (Emily Osment) who desperately tries to gain more attention from her always preoccupied father, Neal, a best-selling author (George Newbern). Melissa lives in the shadow of Tripp Zoome (Jonathan Keltz), the adventurous and clever hero from her father's popular spy novels. Before a long overdue father-daughter vacation, her father gets kidnapped by obsessive fans, Wheeze (David Henrie), Andre (Moises Arias), and Sheldon (Denzel Whitaker).

The tables turn however, whenever she must team up with them to find and rescue him from Merv (Jason Earles), and brothers Maurice (Phill Lewis) and Skunk (Charles Halford). It turns out Merv is just using Skunk and Maurice as part of a plan to get Neil to write one final book using his daughter as a reader. Wheeze, Andre and Sheldon get all of the Trip Zoome fans in town to gather together to rescue Melissa and Neil and they attack when Melissa manages to signal them.

The fans attack Merv, Maurice and Skunk and they try to run but are stopped by more fans. Merv sneaks out with Neal while Skunk and Maurice go after Melissa who escapes. Melissa defeats them and ties them up. Merv nearly gets away, but Sheldon, who had been trying to find where everyone went, spots him and alerts everyone else. Neil is rescued, but Merv tries to get away.

As he runs, Skunk and Maurice, still tied up, come out and see this and regretting what they've done use what they're tied up with to trip Merv, knocking him down and ending his escape. The police arrest Maurice and Skunk while Neil thanks his fans. Wheeze gives his number to Melissa before she and her father leave on their long-overdue vacation.

Main Cast

Music Video

Emily Osment appeared in the music video for Dadnapped's main title song.

The Hero In Me - by Emily Osment

The Hero In Me - by Emily Osment


The movie was considered a success. It scored 4.6 million viewers, outdoing Nickelodeon's movie, Spectacular!, by 39%, which premiered at the same time as Dadnapped.


Dadnapped: Junior Novel is a book based on the movie, which was due to be released September 30, 2008 in the US[citation needed] and October 21, 2008 in the UK, but the release date was changed to February 2009 for unknown reasons. It is available on

External links

Preceded by
The Cheetah Girls: One World
Disney Channel Original Movies Succeeded by
Hatching Pete