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Quick, think of a catchy cartoon theme song from the early 2000s! If you're a child (or even just fan) of the era, there's a decent chance the Kim Possible theme song immediately jumped to the front of your mind. If so, we have some great news.
The iconic tune — composed by Cory Lerios and George Gabriel and performed by Christina Milian — introduced viewers to the legendary phrase "Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me." It also features Kim (a high school student and international spy) saying her most recognizable catchphrase, "So, what's the sitch?"
With the live-action movie about to premiere, Disney Channel decided to give the theme a modern pop-inspired makeover with the main star, Sadie Stanley, singing the lyrics while clips from the film are shown throughout.
Check out the music video below:
Since the melody is so popular among OG fans, we reached out to Milian to get her thoughts on its enduring legacy, but she has yet to respond.
Now, here's the original theme song/opening paired against the live-action version. As you can see, the filmmakers went to some great lengths to pay homage to what had come before. While the made-for-TV movie is geared mainly toward kids, it will also serve as a sweet nostalgic trip for grown-up fans of the original series.
And since Rufus (the naked mole-rat belonging to Kim's best friend, Ron Stoppable) will be appearing in the movie via CGI, Disney Channel teamed up with Disney's Animal Kingdom to release a video that explores fun facts about the naked mole-rat. The trivia is enumerated by Sean Giambrone, who plays live-action Ron.
Rufus is voiced by Nancy Cartwright (also the voice of Bart Simpson), the same person that played him in the animated series, which ran for more than 80 episodes between 2002 and 2007.
Get schooled with some naked facts below:
Alyson Hannigan, Patton Oswalt, and Todd Stashwick co-star alongside Stanley and Giambrone.
Directed by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky, Kim Possible premieres on Disney Channel Friday, February 15. The cartoon's original creators, Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle, co-wrote the screenplay with Josh Cagan.