Pop culture for the Millennial generation

August 15, 2007

Disney filtered the musical Grease through Howe and Strauss' Millennials Rising and wound up with High School Musical, a TV movie that has been seen by 180 million worldwide, spawned a best-selling DVD and was THE biggest selling album of 2006. Troy and Gabriella, typical millennials, strive to captain championship varsity teams while also playing the leads in the school musical. They work as a team, within the rules, and ultimately declare, "we're all stars!" Tell your kids: High School Musical 2 premieres Friday at 8pm on the Family Channel. HSM 3 is already in development for the big screen. Maybe we'll see Troy and Gabriella graduate and choose a college! Globe & Mail | Disney trailer | Medley video