Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” is a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) based on the popular TV series “Wizards of Waverly Place.” The movie premiered in 2009 and served as a standalone feature-length film that continues the story of the Russo family and their magical adventures.

The movie follows the Russo siblings – Alex (played by Selena Gomez), Justin (played by David Henrie), and Max (played by Jake T. Austin) – who are young wizards training under the guidance of their father, Jerry Russo (played by David DeLuise). While on a family vacation in the Caribbean, a heated argument between Alex and her parents leads her to wish that her parents had never met. Unbeknownst to her, this wish is accidentally granted by a magical creature called the “Stone of Dreams.”

As a consequence, Alex’s parents’ love for each other starts to fade, and the siblings embark on a race against time to reverse the spell before their family is torn apart forever. Along the way, they encounter various challenges and magical beings, testing their skills as wizards and the strength of their family bond.

The film explores themes of family, responsibility, and the consequences of using magic irresponsibly. It also delves into the importance of appreciating and valuing the love and support of family members.

“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” was well-received by fans and critics alike, praising its engaging storyline, humor, and strong performances from the cast. It further solidified the popularity of the “Wizards of Waverly Place” franchise and remains a beloved addition to Disney Channel’s lineup of successful original movies.

Additional Details



  • Writer: Dan Perendsen
  • Director: Lev Spiro
  • Producers: Kevin Lafferty, Todd Greenwald, Peter Murrieta

Movie Trailer:

Related News:

Related Show(s):

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.