October 25, 1997 – The Disney Channel Original Movie Under Wraps Premieres
“Gilbert, it’s a horror movie, what do you think happens? Horrible things!”
On October 25, 1997, the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) Under Wraps debuted on the Disney Channel. It was the second DCOM to be labeled as such. The film was written by Don Rhymer, and directed by Greg Beeman. It starred Mario Yedidia as Marshall, Adam Wylie as Gilbert, Clara Bryant as Amy, and Bill Fagerbakke as Harold.
12-year-old horror film fan Marshall, along with classmates Amy and Gilbert, discover a mummy in the basement of a house, who comes to life thanks to the moonlight. The three become friends with the mummy, naming him Harold, after Marshall’s uncle, and decide that Harold will live with one of them. They discover that Harold needs to be put back in his coffin before midnight on Halloween, or he will turn into dust. The trio discovers that Harold’s sarcophagus is on display at the museum at the Egyptian exhibit, and attempt to come up with a plan to get him back before the deadline.