Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away is a made for TV, Disney movie that debuted in the year 2000. It features a family of Superheroes that happen to be Black. The family consists of the following:

  • Bronze Eagle, the father, played by Robert Townsend, who has the power of flight.
  • Warrior Woman, the mother, who has superhuman strength and fighting ability.
  • Silver Charge, the brother, who has the powers of super speed and electricity and magnetism manipulation.
  • The little sister (no code name) who has heat vision and x-ray vision.
  • Steel Condor, the grandfather played by Sherman Hemsley who has super strength, invulnerability, and flight.

The movie is more that a little silly but what else can you expect from a Disney TV movie made specifically for kids. It’s about the youngest male of the family approaching the age where his powers should manifest and his trying to be a Superhero like the other members of his family. It’s all very after-school special and the effects are just a little less cheesy than the plot, especially considering the heroes weakness to aluminum foil. The film was directed by and stars Robert Townsend. (Can you say Meteorman?) You’ve still got to give Disney credit for creating an all Black family of Superheroes. Here’s a scene from the movie:

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