Remembering Disney Channel Original Movies

Remembering Disney Channel Original Movies

Only the classics, of course...

As many of us know, Every Disney Channel Original Movie is coming back in May for a wonderful marathon that will satisfy all of our 90s kid dreams. Here are some of my favorites that you may have forgotten (or maybe they're your favorites, too).

1. Halloweentown

You're lying if you said you never wanted to hop on a magical bus and head to Halloweentown with Marnie and the rest of the Cromwell clan. This movie was a classic any time of the year and was followed by three sequels. And as Marnie grew up and headed to college, so did we!

2. Zenon

If only things were really like this in the 21st century! I'd have no problem hanging out with Zenon and the rest of her gang on the Nebula Wade. After watching this movie, Proto Zoa had us singing "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom" and seriously wanting to make it into space. The Zequel and Z3 had us just as excited too!

3. Smart House

I know we all wanted Ben Cooper's computerized mansion with its cool gadgets and awesome party favors (without the overbearing house mother that decides to take over). Scenes to look for? The epic dance scene to "Slam Dunk" among others.

4. The Thirteenth Year

I wanted so badly to be somehow related to mermaids after this movie. And no surprise, when my thirteenth birthday did come I did not miraculously sprout gills and fins. Also pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart is in one scene!

5. The Luck of the Irish

Unlike the Thirteenth Year, I did not want to be as unlucky as Kyle and his family of leprechauns. But watching him get close to his family and duke it out with *Carlton Lassiter from the TV show Psych in leprechaun form* is pretty funny.

6. Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire

And I wonder why we're not so hesitant to try Tinder and other dating sites after watching Adam's mom be kidnapped by a vampire on her blind date. What's worse than getting the blood sucked out of you on a date? Not much, I tell you.

7. Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

EMDCO is not as well known of a Disney Channel Original Movie but Bobby Flay is one of the characters (as himself) and there's some pretty cool cooking scenes. I'm Italian, so food in movies is a plus.

8. Cadet Kelly

Hillary Duff gets sent to boot camp school and Kim Possible (edit: the voice of KP) makes her life a living hell. That is, until they become best friends and perform a cool but unrealistic drill routine to "One Girl Revolution"). Definitely entertaining!

9. Get A Clue

Lindsay Lohan takes on the role of kid-spy when her teacher goes missing. The only reason I included this one on the list because it gave me unrealistic expectations that I could become a spy and there's some pretty cool gadgets.

10. The Even Stevens Movie

Because this is actually a really entertaining movie, it's Shia LaBeouf in his prime, and Kim Possible is a main character AGAIN. It's comedic Survivor in an hour and a half. Enjoy.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

Cover Image Credit: Hollywood Reporter

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