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Princess Protection Program
Directed by Allison Liddi-Brown
Produced by Douglas Sloan
Written by Annie DeYoung (Written by)
David Morgasen (Book)
Starring Demi Lovato
Selena Gomez
Nicholas Braun
Samantha Droke
Robert Adamson
Music by John Van Tongeren
Cinematography David A. Makin
Editing by Mark Conte
Distributed by Disney Channel
Release date(s) Template:Country data DE May 29, 2009
Template:Country data Spain June 13, 2009
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg June 19, 2009
Template:Country data POL June 20, 2009
Flag of the United States.svg June 26, 2009
Flag of Canada.svg June 26, 2009
Template:Country data Mexico July 12, 2009
Template:Country data Australia July 25, 2009
Country United States
Language English
IMDb profile

Princess Protection Program (titled as "Princess Protection Programme" for ad campaigns in the UK) is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered on Friday, June 26, 2009.

The film is directed by Allison Liddi-Brown,[1] written by Annie DeYoung[2] and stars Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Princess Protection Program was watched by 8.5 million viewers, the third highest premiere for a Disney Channel Original Movie, behind Camp Rock and High School Musical 2. [3]


When Princess Rosalinda (Lovato) is about to become queen of her country of Costa Luna, the country is overthrown in a coup d'etat by an evil dictator. She is put into the Princess Protection Program, a secret organization funded by royal families that looks after endangered princesses.

Rosalinda is taken under the wing of Mason (Verica), an agent in the PPP from rural Louisiana. While there, she meets his daughter, Carter (Gomez), an insecure tomboy who works at the local bait shop. Carter dreams of going to the school dance with her crush, Donny, (Adamson), the school hottie. In becoming a normal teenager, Rosalinda takes up the name Rosie and soon becomes popular at school, which Carter must learn to handle. The two become close friends, with Carter teaching Rosie to act like a normal American girl, and Rosie helping Carter to find her inner princess. At the end Rosie becomes Queen of Costa Luna and Carter and Ed cheer, "Long Live Queen Rosie!" and Rosie walks down the aisle with Carter proud and smiling.


Demi Lovato Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fioré/Rosie Gonzales
Selena Gomez Carter Mason
Tom Verica Joe Mason
Sully Diaz Sophia Fioré
Johnny Ray Rodriguez General Magnus Kane
Jamie Chung Chelsea Barnes
Nicholas Braun Ed
Robert Adamson Donny
Samantha Droke Brooke
Kevin G. Schmidt Bull
Molly Hagan The Director
Dale Dickey Helen
Ricardo Alvarez Mr. Elegante
Mike Geselbracht Officer Black
Brian Tester Principal Burkle


The film introduced two new songs: a duet recorded by Lovato and Gomez called "One And The Same" and a song recorded by Mitchel Musso called "The Girl Can't Help It." Both songs are featured on the Disney compilation album, Disney Channel Playlist, which was released on June 9, 2009.[4] The film also includes Lovato's song "Two Worlds Collide" which was first featured on her debut album Don't Forget. Disney Channel promoted the movie's premiere weekend by offering never-before-seen episodes of their original series Sonny With a Chance and Wizards of Waverly Place as an online reward if viewers can correctly count the number of times the words "princess," "princesses," and "princesa" are spoken during the movie and enter the correct number, 86, into a section on their website.[5]

The DVD is titled "Princess Protection Program: Royal BFF Extended Edition" on June 30, 2009 in the US.[6] It will also feature the music video for Lovato & Gomez's duet "One and the Same" and a behind-the-scenes look at the movie. The DVD will be released on June 18, 2009 in Germany[7] and four days later in the UK. [8]


Country Release Dates
France May 20, 2009
Germany May 29, 2009
Italy June 8, 2009
Spain June 13, 2009
United Kingdom June 19, 2009
Portugal June 20, 2009
Middle East
United States June 26, 2009
Mexico July 12, 2009
Australia July 25, 2009
New Zealand
Brazil July 26, 2009
Latin America
Japan August 15, 2009
The Netherlands August 22, 2009


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Preceded by
Hatching Pete
Disney Channel Original Movies Succeeded by
Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie