High School Musical 3 Trailer Launching July 13

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Walt Disney Pictures has made the following official announcement about the first High School Musical 3: Senior Year trailer:

As fans anxiously await the big screen premiere of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures revealed plans today to launch the filmÂ’s global first look July 13, 2008, on Disney Channels Worldwide. The worldwide online launch kicks off on Disney.com July 14 at 12:01 a.m. ET.

“We’re paying homage to the fans by debuting our first look on the very network that launched the franchise,” said Mark Zoradi, president, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. “‘High School Musical’ is a worldwide phenomenon and as such, it is important to pursue a nearly simultaneous launch of the first look to fans everywhere, employing our online venue, Disney.com, as well as our international Disney Channels and Jetix platforms.”

Beginning July 13 in select countries, the high-energy trailer will reach core fans in locales around the globe, including U.S., Canada, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Taiwan, Brazil and Mexico, among others. Debuting in the U.S. on July 13 at 7:55 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, the first look will precede an encore showing of the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Camp Rock.”

Hosted by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and including the song “Now or Never” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” the trailer features all new footage from the highly anticipated movie, which is slated for release Oct. 24, 2008. Performed by the cast from the movie, “Now or Never” debuts Friday, July 11 at 7:15 p.m. ET on Radio Disney.

The “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be in stores Oct. 21, 2008.