Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Zapped (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Zapped” is a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) that premiered in 2014. The film stars Zendaya as Zoey Stevens, a high school girl who is struggling to fit in at her new school. Zoey is used to being the center of attention and is disappointed when she finds herself as an outcast in her new environment.

However, Zoey’s life takes an unexpected turn when she downloads a smartphone app that can control boys’ behavior. With the app’s power, Zoey becomes the popular girl at school and gains attention from her crush, Jackson. But as she uses the app to manipulate those around her, Zoey realizes that being popular is not as fulfilling as she thought, and she must learn to be true to herself.

“Zapped” explores themes of self-acceptance, friendship, and the consequences of seeking popularity at any cost. The movie has been praised for Zendaya’s performance and its positive messages for young audiences. It also emphasizes the importance of valuing genuine connections over superficial popularity.

As with many Disney Channel Original Movies, “Zapped” resonated with its target audience and became a favorite among fans of the channel’s programming. It’s a lighthearted and entertaining film that delivers important lessons while maintaining Disney Channel’s signature charm.


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  • Year Released: 2014
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
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  • Zendaya: Zoey Stevens
  • Chanelle Peloso: Rachel
  • Spencer Boldman: Jackson
  • Emilia McCarthy: Taylor
  • Adam DiMarco: Adam Thompson
  • Louriza Tronco: Yuki
  • Lucia Walters: Jeannie Stevens
  • Aleks Paunovic: Ted Thompson
  • William Ainscough: Ben Thompson
  • Jedidiah Goodacre: Tripp
  • Connor Cowie: Zach Thompson
  • Samuel Patrick Chu: Charlie


  • Director: Peter DeLuise
  • Producer: Lisa Towers

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