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High School Musical 3 Trailer Online
Like, OMG, totally.

14 July 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Disney

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Like, this could totally be the most exciting thing ever. Disney's insanely popular - with a certain segment of the population - High School Musical franchise is leaping from small to big screen with its third instalment, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and the trailer is online now, for all your choreographed teenager needs. Check it out, should you wish, here.

For those of you above the age of 12, and therefore not in the know, the series is set in a pastel-coloured high school where the students spend less time shooting each other / shooting up and more time breaking into elaborately staged musical numbers, their routines dictated by the mood swings of the popular kids, basketball and musical star Troy (Zac Efron), his brainy girlfriend Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) and drama queen Sharpay* (Ashley Tinsdale), who often tries to keep the dream couple apart for reasons too silly to explain. The results are a bit like the Andrex puppy: wildly enthusiastic, kinda cute in an obvious way, but ultimately soft rather than strong.

We're sensing a few nods to a certain Travolta/Newton-John musical this time, only without the sex, drugs, violence and rock 'n' roll. Still, it is worth knowing that this is out there. If you're trying to curry favour with a rich widow / widower with young children, a trip to see this will pretty much seal the deal with the kiddies, and land you in the mansion in minutes. So there is a point to this franchise, honest.

*Apparently people deliberately christen their children with names like these.


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Your Comments

RE: Like, OMG!!
Agreed- Disney is pretty smart. The pre-teens love the good looking charming characters, the catchy songs, and large dances. Plus the story lines make it like a mini soap opera musical for kids. So they just eat it up. More

Posted by TrailMix at 23:54 on 07 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Like, OMG!!
After 10 years entertaining children for a living, I have a begrudging resepct for High School Musical, it's does what it does and it does it very well. I Have both of them on DVD, purely for learning the dance moves if i'm honest. Not sure I can bring myself to actually go to the cinema for the third one, at least it will be tax deductable as 'research' :D Jonti More

Posted by Jonti at 11:04 on 13 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Like, OMG!!
LOL it sounds like you are being sarcastic, but High School Musical is a really good series. Also, the fact that its finally coming to theaters leads me to believe that this will be the best one yet More

Posted by TrailMix at 21:32 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Like, OMG!!
OMG that's like, so totally awesome! Toodles! More

Posted by Sally_Ragdoll at 17:27 on 08 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Like, OMG!!
I keep checking the Disney site hoping there is some new news they have about the movie. Hopefully they start coming out with more trailers and letting us hear some of the new songs sooner rather than later. I don' t think I can wait much longer More

Posted by TrailMix at 20:46 on 07 August 2008 | Report This Post

Like, OMG!!
I'm actually quite excited about this. I heard it was out today and my jaw dropped! I hope it stops here though, 'cos i won't bother seeing the next 10! More

Posted by mozzy_gal at 16:13 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

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I'm actually excited for this movie because I want to see what's in store for Tro and Gabriella. Also this is the first time they are coming to the big screen, so I think the possibilites for what they can do will be exciting. I didn't see a link posted anywhere so here is a link to the trailer: http://disney.go.com/index More

Posted by TrailMix at 15:32 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

"...high school where the students spend less time shooting each other / shooting up..." Can't they do that instead? Please? More

Posted by Glass3005 at 12:27 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: omg it doesnt work
Like for sure totally, I'm gonna spew.  Would love to Leo DiCaprio's character from 'The Basketball Diaries' wander through this particular High School. More

Posted by kinge247 at 11:18 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

omg it doesnt work
"Disney XD is not available outside the United States" !!!!!!!!!!!! brb More

Posted by jonny-w at 10:59 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

omg it doesnt work
"Disney XD is not available outside the United States" !!!!!!!!!!!! brb More

Posted by jonny-w at 10:59 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

is this gonna be the one where Troy actually realises he's gay and in an elaborate ruse to cover it up 'accidently' leaks a naked picture of his girlfiend on the interweb? More

Posted by dunkah at 10:55 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

RADICAL! More

Posted by darko18 at 10:36 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

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