Burbank/ Shanghai – The Walt Disney Company in China has announced the start of production on its third local co-production project in jtwo years, Disney High School Musical: China. Working with local partners Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, the movie is planned for cinematic release in summer 2010. Under development for over a year, and created uniquely for Chinese audiences, Disney High School Musical: China is being filmed in Shanghai and features six new young stars from across China. In 2007, the Studio’s first Disney branded local co-production, the award-winning, The Magic Gourd was released, followed by Roadside Romeo from India in 2008, Trail of the Panda (China 2009) and the feature film, Book of Masters (Russian 2009), based on a classic Russian fairy tale which opened in October. Disney’s sixth local production Zokkomon is currently in development in India and is expected to open in 2010.