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16 Wishes the movie

When does Debby Make a Wish?

Debby reveals when she likes to make a wish. For more wishes, watch 16 Wishes! Our Special Edition DVD is in stores for a limited time.


Win Abby’s Bunny Slippers from 16 Wishes

Contest time! Create a poster for the 16 Wishes Special Edition DVD which is available in stores and online for a limited time only.

Abby Jensen's actual slippers

Grand prize: Abby’s bunny slippers!

Make a holiday themed poster about how to buy 16 Wishes and where it's sold.

Put it up somewhere where lots of people can see it.


Make a Poster.

-List Place(s) where the DVD is sold.

-Be sure to tell people about the extras! See our web site for details!

Take a picture of your poster wherever you post it.

Like all our contests, you MUST have your parents' permission to enter.

Points for originality and for eyeballs – the person with a clear message that gets seen by lots of people is a winner.

Good luck!

We'll pick a winner on November 30. Entries must be submitted by midnight PST November 29.  You can Tweet, Facebook, or MySpace your entry.


Debby Shares about Abby

Debby Ryan introduces us to her character, Abby Jensen, the main character in 16 Wishes. You can own a Special Edition DVD or Blu-Ray, rent or digital download the Disney Channel Original Movie today!


Tour Abby’s Room


Party Prep

Ever since I was little, I've been dreaming of my Sweet Sixteen Party.  When I first started talking about it to my mom & dad, let's just say they weren't as excited as I was.  Actually, my dad wasn't even listening, which is really annoying.  It was probably my fault though.  I should know better than to attempt any form of human communication with him while he's doing something competitive.  He's very focused when he wants to win.  Even when I was 5, he played a serious game of Go Fish.

Anyway, he perked up and got interested when I said I was paying for my party with my own money.   So today my mom & I are going shopping for decorations.  We're going to light the whole backyard with twinkle lights, and we're getting a helium tank so we can have dozens of ballons everywhere.

My Sweet Sixteen Party is going to look totally magical.   I can't wait!

Love you!



Terror in the Parking Lane

No, that's not the title of a new horror movie.  It's my life.  Why is my life full of terror, you might ask?  Two words:

Driver's.  Education.

AKA Driver's Ed.  Specifically, Driver's Ed with Abby Jensen at the wheel.  It sounded like a good idea at first.  Abby and I are both car crazy.  She's partial to red vehicles and I always look at the blue ones, but we're both totally excited about turning 16 and getting our driver's licenses.  So naturally, we signed up for Driver's Ed together.

And then she got behind the wheel.

Terror in the Parking Lane.  And the Passing Lane.  And the Right Turn Only Lane.  I hope her parents let her practice A LOT before she gets her license.  In an empty parking lot.   With no obstacles of any kind within a mile or two.

Gotta run.  Today we're learning Parallel Parking.  I think I'll keep my eyes closed.



Meet Abby and Jay

Abby Jensen (Debby Ryan) and her BFF Jay (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) introduce themselves before gym class.


Spread the Word

There is not much time left before the Premiere of 16 Wishes on Disney Channel! Believe it or not, there may still be some who don't know to tune in June 25th, at 8/7 Central to watch Abby's MAGICAL Sweet Sixteen.

Your Mission: Get the word out about the WORLD PREMIERE of 16 Wishes on Disney Channel June 25th, at 8/7 Central. Send us video or pictures of you informing the world, and you could win THIS:

BE THE FIRST 16 WISHES FAN TO INTERVIEW DEBBY RYAN! Via Twitter, Skype, or even Ustream, get your chance to chat LIVE with Debby and ask her about 16 Wishes!

To Enter: Post a link in the comments section to your photos and videos, and be entered to win!

The "Spread the Word" Contest ends June 25th at 8/7 Central--Good Luck!

**Congratulations to Kymberley, our contest winner!  Look for her interview with Debby Ryan very soon!**


Jay’s 16 Wishes

Abby has this list of 16 Wishes she hopes will come true when she turns 16.  I'm only four months younger than her, so I started thinking it's time I came up with my own Wish List.

Here goes.  When I'm 16...

#1 - I'll have a cool car, preferably new, preferably fast.

#2 - I'll drive Abby around in my new, fast car.

#3 - I'll get courtside basketball tickets for me and Abby.

#4 - Maybe I'll try out for football.

#5 - Maybe Abby will come to a football game to watch me play instead of Logan.

#6 - I'll do something impressive and important, like...not sure yet.

#7 - I'll convince Principal Smith to put foosball tables in the lunchroom.


That's all I can think of right now.  Ideas?  Thoughts?  Commentary?



International Update

Attention Canada!  Please clear your calendar, call your friends, and start the party planning TODAY!

The Canadian premiere of 16 Wishes on the Family Channel is happening July 16th, so get ready!


PE hates me

Badminton is scary.  As is volleyball, softball and basketball. I am, admittedly, terrible at sports, but I particularly abhor games where an object hurtles toward you, threatening to put out an eye.

Jay loves sports and is naturally good at almost everything.  I think it's annoying to him that I duck when we play tennis instead of even trying to hit the ball.  Personally, I think ducking is justifiable behavior when a puke-yellowy orb made of carpet-covered ROCK comes flying at your face.  Jay says all I need is a good forehand.  I think I need hockey pads.

So, naturally, I hate PE.  And PE hates me.  Or maybe it's just Miss Duffy, the girls' gym teacher at my school.  I'm sure when she was my age she had bigger dreams than being a whistle-blowing tyrant.  Or maybe not.  Maybe she achieved her life goal when she got a job thinking up ever more painful ways for us to spend an hour of our young lives.

Jay says I'm the most unathletic person he's ever known.  Sometimes I wonder, if I was good at sports, would I like PE?  Would Miss Duffy and I become friends?  Would my quads stop burning after one stupid lap around the stupid track?

I mean, correct me if I'm wrong:  I think shopping is excellent exercise.

Love you!


Young Abby and Krista Goofing on Set

Young fourteen year old Abby Jensen (Debby Ryan, @TheDebbyRyan) goofs around with Krista Cook (Karissa Tynes, @MissKarissaT) in this special behind the scenes look at 16 Wishes (@16Wishes) which will premiere on Disney Channel on Friday, June 25 at 8/7 central.


What’s the Diff? Contest

Cant' get enough of the What's the Diff pix?  Check out @16Wishes on Twitter for all of the latest contests, including more for What's the Diff!


Parents from Another Planet

Sometimes I think I'm adopted.  Ted, my lab partner from freshman bio, is adopted.  Nobody knew because he never talks about it and he looks EXACTLY like his parents.   Really.  You know that website where you can take two people's pix and do this digital mashup and come up with what their child would look like?  If you did that with Ted's mom & dad, you'd get Ted.  Glasses & all.

One time I did that with pix of me and Logan but the baby was kind of unattractive so I deleted it.

With me and my parents, it's crazy -- we look kind of alike, but emotionally and everything, we're completely different.  I'm not even sure we share any DNA -- except the basic stuff that makes you a human instead of a chimp,  I don't even think we speak the same language.  Sometimes when I talk, they just stare at me, like I just switched to Swahili or something.  Occasionally, they get it when I speak slowly enough.  It's exhausting.

That's why I made it one of my 16 Wishes.  When I'm sixteen, my parents will finally understand me.

A gal can dream.

Love you!


Young Abby with Braces

Debby Ryan (@TheDebbyRyan) as young fourteen year old Abby Jensen wearing braces in this special behind the scenes look at 16 Wishes (@16Wishes) which will premiere on the Disney Channel on Friday, June 25 at 8/7 central.


Oh Brother!

Sometimes I wish my brother would get lost.  I mean it.  Really lost.  Like in a forest or something.  One of those forests with trees that come alive to grab kids like him, then holds him until he cries like a baby and apologizes for every completely lame thing he's ever done to embarrass his older sister.

I know -- you think I'm being mean.  But you don't know what it's like to live with him!  He has this stupid toy guitar he got when he was 9 and he carries it around the house all the time.  At the most random moments, like when you're putting on mascara, he comes up behind you and does this ear-splitting rock star imitation making you shove that wand right into your cornea.

I had to wear an eye patch to Homecoming!

Now you know why I want him to get lost.  Not forever, maybe.  Just until my 16th birthday.  I don't want Duffus and his Toy Guitar Band to ruin my Sweet Sixteen party.

Maybe you have a sibling who drives you absolutely crazy.  Feel free to vent here.

Love you!


My BFF is a guy

Girls are fickle.  (Love that word.  Rhymes with pickle.  Heehee.)  One minute they loathe you but change your shoes to some designer brand and they cuddle right up.  That's why my best friend forever is a guy.

Jay Kepler.  The most loyal, constant, dependable, sometimes dorky friend I could ever have.  We have fun no matter what we're doing.  Just last week we laughed ourselves sick while simultaneously studying for a history test and baking chocolate chip cookies.  Or maybe all the cookies we ate made us sick.

Just because we're best friends, doesn't mean we share everything.  He can't stand the color pink and I can't stand that t-shirt he wears that says "Save the Muskrat!"  But he has other fine qualities that make up for his lack of fashion sense.

He plays a mean game of foosball and never just lets me win.
He's good at sports but doesn't let them take over his life.
He texts me in the morning just to say hi.
He'll stay on the phone with me all night if I'm feeling sad.

He's awesome.  I think I'll keep him.

Love you,


A Jay for Everyone

**Congratulations Jodie, you will be getting your 2 Jac Vanek bracelets shortly!  Thank you to all who wrote in and told us about your best friends, it was so tough to choose!**

It's rare to find a friend like Jay, but when you can, it's something to be truly cherished. Is there a Jay in your life? Tell us about him (or her)! Keep it short or tell us everything (ok...maybe not EVERYTHING everything), and you can both win a limited edition 16 Wishes bracelet by Jac Vanek. Respond to this post and you're entered to win!



Today in Government class we learned all about the Cold War and it made me think about Abby & Krista.  It's just so irritating that they don't get along.  I'm sure they both have good reasons why they can't stand each other, but it's been nine years since they started feuding.  Enough already!

The weird thing is I think they'd actually like each other if they could just stop with the loathing.  They're girls.  They both love to do girly things.  Like shopping.

I vote for "detente."   It's pronounced "day-taunt" and it's how they ended the Cold War.  Here's the definition:  "The easing of tensions or strained relations between nations by agreements or understandings."  I think Abby & Krista need to ease up and understand each other.

If I was President, I'd make them sit in a room together and talk it out.  Or go shopping.



16 Wishes Bracelets by Jac Vanek

Debby Ryan got together with designer Jac Vanek to design a few LIMITED EDITION bracelets for 16 Wishes.  Follow contests here, on Facebook, and @16Wishes on Twitter to get the latest on how to win these awesome pieces!

16 Wishes Bracelet by Jac Vanek!Debby Ryan wearing bracelet by Jac Vanek

Want a bracelet now?  Go to the Jac Vanek store to get your own!


I <3 Logan Buchanan!

I've decided to make an addition to the dictionary.  I'm pasting a pic of Logan Buchanan next to the word "dreamy."  And "perfect."  And "hot."  And maybe  "blathering idiot" because that's what I turn into every time I see him.

Logan Buchanan is the finest male human I have ever laid eyes on.  I've been totally crushing on him ever since sixth grade when my mom made me take saxophone lessons.  Do you know how heavy those things are?  The case alone weighed more than I did!  So it was inevitable that I'd be lugging that behemoth to the band room (which, insanely, is in the basement of our school) and trip and fall and land right on top of Logan.

I chipped a tooth and looked so ridiculous I pretended to be sick so I could stay home for three days.  I finally wore my dad down with a barrage of begging and tears so he'd pay to have the dentist fix it.  When I came back to school with my shiny new tooth, Logan actually noticed.

I stopped playing the saxophone.

I never stopped loving Logan Buchanan.

I think I'll make him one of my 16 Wishes.

Love you!


Dream Dress Giveaway

Upload a response video to the "Meet Abby and Jay" YouTube video on the 16WishestheMovie channel (http://www.youtube.com/16wishesthemovie) about why your wardrobe NEEDS Abby's actual dream dress from the movie!

International submissions are encouraged!                                     The Dream Dress Giveaway has been extended until Friday May 28th, so make your videos creative, cool, and captivating...that's one great dress!

**Congratulations on winning the dress, Austen!  We hope you love it as much as Abby did!**


You’ll Be Seeing Us!

Your favorite personalities from 16 Wishes will be making appearances all over the U.S.  Announcements are made here first!


Meet my neighbor, Krista

I want to be excited.  I really do.  My 16th birthday is getting closer and it's supposed to be the most perfect, amazing day of my life.  And then I think of Krista Cook.  GRRR!!!

Krista Cook is my mortal enemy and I don't even know why.  When we were 7 years old, she suddenly decided to ruin my life.  It's ALL she does!  All day, everyday, she lives to torture me!

And then, every year around this time, it gets worse.  Because Krista Cook and I have the same birthday.  You heard me:  we celebrate the day of our birth on the exact same day!  We're both turning sixteen and we're both planning Sweet Sixteen parties and I just know she'll do everything in her power to ruin it for me.

It's so wrong on so many levels.

I wish some Birthday Fairy would just come along and zap her.

Love you!


Best Friends Forever

Hello.  My name is Jay Kepler and I'm writing this blog for extra credit in English Composition.  Mrs. Hackle, my English teacher, always says write what you know, so I guess I'll just write about my not very exciting life.

Or I can write about Abby Jensen.

Everybody thinks we're dating or something because we hang out together all the time, but we're just friends.  Really.  I have no additional feelings for Abby besides friendship.  Nada.  None.  Nyet.

Abby's 16th Birthday is coming up soon and it's such a big deal to her, the pressure is really on to find a gift that lives up to the occasion.  Do you know what would happen if I got the wrong gift?  Have you ever seen one of those movies where the earth is being destroyed by aliens or volcanoes or too much plastic being tossed into the landfills and life as we know it ceases to exist?  It would be like that.  Only with more tears.

If you're reading this and you have any good ideas, I'd love to hear them because I have to get her the perfect gift.  Because Abby & I are just friends.  And only friends.