This may be hard to believe, but it’s officially been 13 years since the movie Jump In! premiered. The Disney Channel Original Movie became a fan favorite film when it first hit TV screens everywhere on January 12, 2007, and fans are pretty shook over how fast time has gone by. It feels like just yesterday that viewers were introduced to Corbin Bleu, Keke Palmer, Shanica Knowles, Kylee Russell, David Reivers and Paula Brancati.
For those who forgot, the movie followed a young boxer named Izzy has dreams to follow in his dad’s footsteps and win the Golden Glove. After he acts as a substitute on his friend Mary’s Double Dutch team, he falls in love with jumping rope. Izzy joins Mary’s Double Dutch team as a permanent member and together the go on to compete in the city finals.
While filming the movie, Keke had her first kiss with Corbin on screen.
“Corbin Bleu was my first kiss in life,” the actress told Access in 2013 when reflecting on the movie. “I was 12 and he was like my first kiss for TV. … It was on the lips! I was very, very nervous. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the first person I am kissing outside of my family.’ It was real scary for me. We did [the kiss scene] like 20 times. I became really self-conscious, I was like, ‘Should I be having my first kiss on a movie? Should I let that happen to me? Maybe this is all a bad thing?’”
What have the stars been up since the film first aired? Well, J-14 decided to investigate and it turns out they’ve all accomplished a lot over the last 13 years.
Scroll through our gallery to find out what the cast of Jump In! is up to now.
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