Princess Protection Program

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Princess Protection Program (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Princess Protection Program” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2009. The film stars Demi Lovato as Princess Rosalinda Marie Montoya Fiore (Rosie), the crown princess of Costa Luna, and Selena Gomez as Carter Mason, a regular American teenager.

The story revolves around Rosie, who is in danger after her country’s dictator, General Kane, seizes power and threatens her life. In order to protect her, the Princess Protection Program (PPP) is activated. The PPP is a secret agency that helps relocate and protect endangered princesses around the world. Carter Mason, an ordinary girl from Louisiana, is assigned to protect Rosie and hide her in her own home.

As Rosie struggles to adapt to her new life as a normal teenage girl named Rosie Gonzalez, Carter helps her assimilate into American culture and navigate the challenges of high school life. Along the way, the two girls form a strong bond and learn valuable lessons about friendship, self-identity, and standing up for what is right.

As they spend time together, Carter helps Rosie embrace her true self and shows her that she doesn’t need a crown to be a strong and courageous person. Rosie, in turn, teaches Carter about responsibility and the importance of using one’s influence for the betterment of others.

The film explores themes of friendship, self-discovery, and the pressures that come with living under the spotlight. It also highlights the power of unity and supporting one another, regardless of background or social status.

“Princess Protection Program” is a heartwarming and empowering film that has resonated with audiences, especially young girls, for its positive messages about self-worth, acceptance, and the strength that comes from staying true to oneself. With the combined star power of Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, the movie became a hit among Disney Channel viewers and has remained a fan-favorite since its release.

Additional Details


  • Demi Lovato: Princess Rosalinda Maria Montoya Fiore/Rosie Gonzalez
  • Selena Gomez: Carter Mason
  • Tom Verica: Major Joe Mason
  • Sully Díaz: Queen Sofía Fiore
  • Johnny Ray Rodríguez: General Magnus Kane
  • Jamie Chung: Chelsea Barnes
  • Nicholas Braun: Ed
  • Robert Adamson: Donny
  • Samantha Droke: Brooke
  • Kevin G. Schmidt: Bull
  • Talia Rothenberg: Margaret
  • Molly Hagan: The Director
  • Dale Dickey: Helen Digenerstet
  • Ricardo Álvarez: Mr. Elegante
  • Brian Tester: Principal Burkle


  • Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
  • Producer: Danielle Weinstock

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