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Mitchel Musso

It's Time to Move On

To Grownup Stuff

12/10/2011 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Disney star Mitchell Musso is leaving the show "Pair of Kings" to move on to adult Disney projects -- and we've learned his recent DUI accelerated the decision.

TMZ broke the story … the 20-year-old was arrested in October for allegedly driving drunk. Just yesterday, he plead not guilty.

Sources connected with the production of "Pair of Kings" tell TMZ ... Musso and Disney have been in talks for months about moving the actor out of the kids show and into young adult projects. We're told Disney wanted him to complete one more season of the "Kings" before he moved on -- and although Musso was reluctant, he agreed.

Sources tells us ... after the DUI arrest, both Disney and Musso agreed it would be better to make the move immediately, rather than waiting another season.

We're told Musso will have an active role at Disney and it's a reflection of the new Disney reality that young actors and actresses get in trouble just like everybody else.

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Richie    

Disney owns ABC

965 days ago
17.

Hime    

Yes....DUI is "getting in trouble just like everybody else". I'm sorry, driving drunk is the same thing as attempted murder, unless you actually kill someone in which case it's plain old murder.

Plenty of us never got DUIs and never drove drunk, regardless of what age we were. Saying it's normal to get a DUI is disgusting.

965 days ago
18.

No Name    

he take lesson, he not kill person , he is gorwnp up . everyone wrong do , his the one luck give, new project good luck mitchel :)

965 days ago
19.

Gigohead     

I agree with those who feel the Disney machine breeds these self entitled brats with big paychecks tho feel they are above the law. Funny, how we gets a promotion. He should have lost his job.

965 days ago
20.

rico    

sounds like resigning before being fired. My daughter watched Pair of Kings and is now retarded as a result, so hopefully the show dies with his career.

964 days ago
21.

latrice    

well i really dont like michell musso cuz he is like gay better than who NOBODY!!!

960 days ago
22.

kristen    

does that mean he's going to stop voicing Jeremy on Phineas and Ferb too? I hope not, I adore that show!!!

955 days ago
23.

wtf    

how could you mitchel and disney you guys just lost like 100,000 fans

694 days ago
24.

Jenny     

I want Musso to stay!!!

655 days ago
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