10 Disney Channel Original Movies You Used to Love

10 Disney Channel Original Movies That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

Nostalgic movies of the late 90s & 2000s that while definitely take you back.


Imagine this. You're 10 years old. You just got done eating and are now in your room. The television is on the Disney Channel. The music star, you see the movie reel, the boy doing a toe touch in slow motion, and the legendary Disney outline pops on your screen. Ahhh... All is well. How would you like to take a trip down memory lane?

1. Halloweentown


Halloweentown. Halloweentown High. Halloweentown: Kalabar's Revenge. This trilogy was the core of my childhood. Focusing on the fantasy of another world, full of the festivities of Halloween (all year long), my young self is clued to the screen.

2. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century


Z E N O N! Living in the future, the year 2049 (not far from now, if you think about it). Owning the cool futuristic technology. And most importantly saving the galaxy. Zenon was a relatable teen who we all wished to be like.

3. Gotta Kick It Up!


As a former cheerleader, anything that pertained to it or dance was my obsession. A new teacher coaches a latina dance troupe at a Southern California middle school. With a couple of obstacles and setbacks, the girls and the coach must meet a middle ground in order to be the best team they can be.

4. The Even Stevens Movie


Even Stevens was one of my favorite shows on the Disney Channel. Being the oldest to a brother, I felt her pain. When the family gets the chance to go on vacation, some ... weird things start happening. A really fun movie and very entertaining!

5. The Cheetah Girls


CHEETAH GIRLS CHEETAH SISTAASSSSS!!! Whew! That takes me back. I loved the outfits the girls wore, the music, and the diversity in the friendship made it even more relatable and enjoyable. I am pretty positive, if you ask any girl who watched this movie when she was little, she will proudly sing every song!

6. Twitches


Twitches was definitely one of favorite Disney Channel Originals growing up. I would watch Sister Sister all the time and this put the icing on the cake. Princesses. Twins. Magic. You can't beat that! Twitches gave us the hand movements and line "What Ever Major Loser". Whenever these two are on screen together, its always a great time.

7. The Proud Family Moive


The Proud Family, along with many other shows, was a fan favorite. The Proud Family displayed a positive image of a black two parent household. Dealing with clones, evil scientists, and dancing cashews, the movie is a staple in Disney Originals.

8. High School Musical


"We're all in this together!" That indeed we are. HSM is essential when talking about DCOM. Troy Bolton and Gabriella Rodriguez made our little hearts burst with love. The music throughout is energetic and catchy. This film consisted of a triology with each one equally enjoyable and SUPER FUN to reenact AND sing at the top of my lungs!

9. Geek Charming


Geek Charming is a very underrated Disney movie. The two "love interests" a complete opposites; she'a snobby popular pagent girl, while he is a nerdy film lover. The two students meet and you see the true nature of the girl's life and why she acts the way she does. It's a typical story line, but I find it very sweet and a cute story line.

10. Teen Beach Movie


Although, Teen Beach movie is not fan favorite, I LOVE the music in it. Acting wise... its not the best, but I find the story and the soundtrack very entertaining and lighthearted.

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To High School Seniors In Their Last Semester

Senior year moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.


Dammit, you made it. The final semester of your senior year. You're at the top of the food chain of high school, and it feels so good. You're probably praying this last semester flies by, that you get out of town as soon as possible.

At this point, you're calling teachers by their first names, the entire staff knows you by name, and you're walking around school standing tall, owning those hallways. You're convinced you're ready to leave and move on to the next chapter in your life.

You've already experienced your last football game, standing in the cold in the front row of the student section all season long, decked out in your school colors and cheering loud and proud. That is, until they lost, and you realized you will never have that experience again. Never again.

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You already had your last winter break. Preparing and celebrating the holidays with your family, ice skating and sledding with your best friends. Those quiet nights alone in your room watching Netflix, taking for granted your loved ones just a few rooms away. Never again.

If you're an athlete, you may have already played in your last game or ran your last race. The crowd cheering, proudly wearing your school's name across your chest, giving it your all. For some, it may be the end of your athletic career. Before you knew it, you were standing in an empty gym, staring up at the banners and thinking about the mark you left on your school, wondering where on earth the time went. Never again.

I'm telling you right now, you're going to miss it all. Everything you've ever known. Those early mornings when you debate going to first hour because you really need those McDonald's hash browns. The late nights driving home from practice, stopping for ice cream of course, ready for a late night of homework. Getting food on a whim with your friends. Endless fights with your siblings. Your favorite chips in the pantry. A fridge full of food. Coming home to and getting tackled by your dog. Driving around your hometown, passing the same sights you've seen every day for as long as you can remember. Hugs from your mom after a long day. Laughs with your dad. And that best friend of yours? You're going to miss them more than anything. I'm telling you right now, nothing will ever be the same. Never again.

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Before you start packing your bags, slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. You've got it pretty good here. The end of your senior year can be the time of your life, it's truly amazing. So go to the winter dance, go to Prom, spend Senior Skip Day with your classmates, go to every sporting event you can, while you still can. College is pretty great, but it's the little things you're gonna miss the most. Don't take it for granted because soon, you'll be standing in a packed gym in your cap and gown, wondering where the heck the time went. You've got a long, beautiful life ahead of you, full of joy but also full of challenges. You're going to meet so many wonderful people, people who will treat you right and people who won't.

So, take it all in. Be excited for the future and look forward to it, but be mindful of the present. You've got this.
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10 Jonas Brother Songs That Complete The Perfect 2008 Nostalgia Playlist

My prepubescent 12-year-old self is still fangirling.


2019 is the year of the comebacks, with the most infamous one being the Jonas Brothers. My prepubescent 12-year-old self is still fangirling. I never thought the day would come where we would get another bop from the jo bros. In honor of this glorious event, I am counting down their best songs to date.

10. "When You Look Me In The Eyes"

This song is on this list only for my mother's sake. She almost fist fought someone during the burning up a tour and went on a rant because they were not going to play this. (They did for the encore)

9. "Year 3000"

This makes the list as number 9 because it was not only the first song that made me fall in love with them, but it also made me want to buy a Kelly Clarkson album.

8. "Play My Music"

Now granted, this was on the camp rock album it still is one of the best songs in their career. Every time they would play this on the Disney channel I would literally jump out of my seat to dance and pretend I was at their concert.

7. "Pom Poms"

The weak attempt at their first comeback due to creative differences gave us this gem. I will always play this at my cousin's soccer game due to the upbeat vibe and positivity it gives.

6. "Hold On"

This brought me to tears at the tender age of 9, with my imaginary boyfriend.

5. "We Got The Party" ft. Hannah Montana

Sweet Mama, this song is great for a summer day.

4. "Sucker"

This second attempt at a comeback was so much better than the first. This song is definitely the song of the summer.

3. "Lovebug"

This really put me in my bag and still does in 2019.

2. "S.O.S"

Kevin's dance to this made everything.

1. "Burning Up"

This was the first rap I memorized and is the most iconic song of 2008.

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