'The Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away!'
(Dylan & Cole Sprouse, et al / DVD / G / 2009 / Walt Disney Video)
Overview: The all-new adventure features fun and excitement as tween favorites Dylan and Cole Sprouse reprise their roles from the Emmy-nominated series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
DVD Verdict: "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" has been a popular show on the Disney Channel for four years (2005-2008) and the series would be the show starring Cole and Dylan Sprouse as Zack and Cody, the two rambunctious children of single mother Carey (Kim Rhodes) who performed at the nightclub of the Tipton Hotel. The Tipton Hotel is managed by Mr. Moseby (Phil Lewis) and the show would focus on two storylines. One that dealt with Zack and Cody and the other that would deal with heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song) and candy counter girl Maddie (Ashley Tisdale).
After four years, it was time to give the series a reboot and thus the series "The Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away!" began on Sept. 2008 and this time bringing the show to a luxury cruise ship. With hotel heiress London Tipton constantly trying to escape from her education, her father has decided to have London study on their luxury cruise ship. And to watch her once again is Mr. Moseby.
As Mr. Moseby has thought that things would be fine and the situation should be much easier on a luxury cruise ship, Carey has decided to enroll Zack and Cody for school on the luxury cruise ship as well, of course, to Mr. Moseby's dismay.
Joining both Zack, Cody and London on the cruise ship is the stowaway Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan), a country girl who wanted to escape the country life and a few other characters such as Cody's flatulent roommate Woody (Matthew Timmons) and more!
Included on "The Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away!" DVD are four episodes from the series. It's important that the episodes are not in broadcast order or in production order but you do get the first two episodes. Here is a spoiler-less summary of each episode. [DAA] This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of:
TWO BONUS EPISODES - Two extra episodes: "International Deadline" and "Mulch Ado About Nothing" are included on the DVD.
Debby on Deck - (6:26) The Sprouse Twins interview newcomer Debby Ryan (who plays Bailey Pickett) about the show, her involvement in working with children's groups and charities and showcasing her yo-yo skills.
The Floating Premiere - (7:06) Leena of Disney 365 interviews the cast of "The Suite Life on Deck" who join many of their fans for the premiere of their show on a luxury cruise ship. Plus a party on a luxury cruise and fans interviewing the talent. Plus a short preview of "Hannah Montana" star Mitchel Musso performing on the cruise ship and hanging out at Disney's own private island, Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray is Suite - (5:57) A promotion for Disney's Blu-ray featuring the Sprouse twins and Kim Rhodes (who plays their mother Carey on their show).