Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s looked like this: kickin’ back in a bean bag with some Cheeto Puff’s on one side and a Grape Kool-Aid Kool Burst on the other side watching all the Original Disney Channel movies.
Brings ya back to all those summer nights running around with friends, playing on the computer until the wee hours of the night, and just plain ole happy memories, doesn’t it?
Good news. This post is soooo retro – I’ll be tagging all our favorite Original Disney Channel movies! Buy them & create a collection for yourself or for your little kiddos to experience all the greatest Disney Channel offered us as kids!
Released just before Halloween in 2000, this classic revolves around, you guessed it, the Hansen kids suspecting their mother is going on a date with a vampire!
In 1999, Cody Griffin allowed us to live through him in our dreams of becoming a mermaid! After his 13th birthday, adopted Cody starts growing scales and fins!
3. Smart House
Released in 1999, 13 year old Ben Cooper realizes he might have bit off more than he could chew when the Smart House he won in a competition becomes an overbearing motherly figure to his family! It was a pretty rad house, though.
Kyle Johnson showed us in 2001 that Leprechauns are real, and there are evil ones. When Kyle’s gold coin gets stolen, his family starts reverting back to their Leprechaun-selves, including shrinking and growing pointed ears!
I don’t care who you are, this one was scary! But we all loved it. Fran refused to believe in the paranormal, until strange things start happening around her town and she is framed for them! Maybe the Boogeyman is real…
In 2002, this movie showed us that reaching for the stars and going against the norm is okay & can be successful if we keep pushing! It followed along the life stories of twin sisters Heidi and Heather in becoming their dream (or their dad’s dream?): professional basketball players. I still cringe at the scene of Heather twisting her ankle! Yuck!
The classic with many sequels, it cannot be overlooked. This 1998 film followed Marnie, a 13 year old girl, who finds out from trailing her grandmother that she comes from a family of witches! Halloweentown, where her grandma Aggie lives, is the only place where supernatural beings can exist in peace…or so they thought.
8. Cadet Kelly
In 2002, we watched as Kelly’s new ex-military stepfather forced her to attend a military school. Kelly has a hard time adjusting, along with the pressure from her commanding office Jennifer Stone bearing on her. But she meets a cute boy and decides to stay…ahh the things we do for love!
Released in 1999, the plot takes place in year 2049! Zenon is a 13 year old girl who lives on a space station with her family and others in the community. As punishment for creating trouble, she’s sent to Earth and must balance adapting and making friendships there while also stopping an evil villain from destroying her home in space!
♫ Zoom zoom zoom, make my heart go boom boom, my supernova girl ♫
10. Up, Up, and Away
We got to see life inside a super-family in 2000. The Marshall’s keep a big secret – they’ve all got superpowers…well almost all. Scott is worried because he isn’t exhibiting any superpowers like his entire family, so he taught us to fake it ’til you make it while conquering impending evil!