Jump In!

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Jump In! (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Jump In!” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2007. It is a sports drama film directed by Paul Hoen. The movie follows the story of a young boy named Izzy Daniels, played by Corbin Bleu, who is torn between his love for boxing and his newfound passion for jump rope.

Izzy Daniels comes from a family of successful boxers, and his father wants him to follow in their footsteps. However, Izzy discovers the world of Double Dutch jump rope when he meets Mary Thomas, played by Keke Palmer, and her team of talented jump ropers called the Joy Jumpers. Intrigued by their skill and teamwork, Izzy decides to join the team and pursue his new passion.

As Izzy delves deeper into the world of Double Dutch, he faces challenges from his father and peers, who do not understand his interest in jump rope. He must confront the social norms and stereotypes associated with his decision and prove that he can excel in both boxing and jump rope.

Throughout the movie, Izzy learns valuable life lessons about determination, following one’s heart, and breaking barriers. He realizes that he can pursue his passions without compromising who he truly is. Alongside the Joy Jumpers, Izzy trains hard to compete in the city’s jump rope championship, where he hopes to showcase his skills and prove his worth.

“Jump In!” is a heartwarming and inspiring film that promotes the importance of pursuing one’s dreams, no matter the obstacles. It highlights the significance of family support and believing in oneself. The movie also celebrates the art of Double Dutch jump rope, which is not only a sport but also a cultural phenomenon.

The film received positive feedback from audiences and critics alike. It was praised for its engaging storyline, talented cast, and uplifting message. Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer’s performances added to the movie’s charm, making it a favorite among Disney Channel viewers.

“Jump In!” has remained popular over the years and continues to be celebrated as a feel-good and motivational movie that encourages young audiences to chase their dreams fearlessly.

Additional Details


  • Corbin Bleu: Isadore “Izzy” Daniels
  • Keke Palmer: Mary Thomas
  • David Reivers: Kenneth Daniels
  • Shanica Knowles: Shauna Lewis
  • Patrick Johnson Jr.: Rodney Tyler
  • Laivan Greene: Keisha Ray
  • Kylee Russell: Karin Daniels
  • Rebecca Williams: Tammy Lewis
  • Jajube Mandiela: Yolanda Brooks
  • Micah Williams: Earl “L’il Earl” Jackson
  • Harrison Hapin: Jump Rope #1
  • Mazin Elsadig: Chuck Coley
  • Paula Brancati: Gina
  • Gene A. Mack: Felix


  • Director: Paul Hoen
  • Producer: Kevin Lafferty and John Davis

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