"Let's watch a Disney Channel movie"! That's the little jingle that proceeds the Disney Channel Original Movies. Over the years, the song has changed some, but the movies have continued to entertain families all over the world!
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According to Disney's press release: "The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) premieres this summer, a milestone in the franchise that has entertained kids and families for over 18 years, set all-time cable TV ratings records, helped define a generation and launched some of today's biggest stars."
This Summer is the biggest celebration of all at the House of Mouse, as the Disney Channel Celebrates the Premiere of it's 100th Disney Channel Original Movie: the remake of Adventures in Babysitting on June 24, 2016!
However, prior to that premiere... the Disney Channel will have a very special 4 Day Memorial Day Weekend Marathon with 51 of the most popular Disney Channel movies, beginning on Friday May 27!
The "100th DCOM Celebration" schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, May 27:
10:00 a.m. - "Disney's Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama"
11:20 a.m. - "Read It and Weep"
12:55 p.m. - "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior"
2:40 p.m. - "Jump In!"
4:15 p.m. - "Lemonade Mouth"
6:15 p.m. - "Zapped"
8:00 p.m. - "High School Musical 2"
9:55 p.m. - "The Cheetah Girls 2"
11:45 p.m. - "Zenon the Zequel"
1:25 a.m. - "Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge"
2:55 a.m. - "Twitches Too"
4:25 a.m. - "Alley Cats Strike!"
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
6:25 a.m. - "You Wish!"
8:05 a.m. - "The Proud Family Movie"
9:50 a.m. - "Quints"
11:25 a.m. - "Horse Sense"
1:10 p.m. - "Cow Belles"
2:50 p.m. - "Twitches"
4:30 p.m. - "The Even Stevens Movie"
6:15 p.m. - "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie"
8:00 p.m. - "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam"
9:50 p.m. - "Princess Protection Program"
11:30 p.m. - "The Cheetah Girls: One World"
1:05 a.m. - "Zenon: Z3"
2:40 a.m. - "Halloweentown High"
4:20 a.m. - "The Thirteenth Year"
SUNDAY, MAY 29:
6:00 a.m. - "Right On Track"
7:45 a.m. - "Full-Court Miracle"
9:35 a.m. - "Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off"
11:20 a.m. - "Brink!"
1:10 p.m. - "Double Teamed"
2:55 p.m. - "Rip Girls"
4:35 p.m. - "Motocrossed"
6:20 p.m. - "Cloud 9"
8:00 p.m. - "Teen Beach 2"
9:55 p.m. - "Bad Hair Day"
11:40 p.m. - "How to Build a Better Boy"
1:20 a.m. - "Pixel Perfect"
2:55 a.m. - "The Other Me"
4:30 a.m. - "Genius"
MONDAY, MAY 30:
10:00 a.m. - "Stuck in the Suburbs"
11:30 a.m. - "Halloweentown"
1:05 p.m. - "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
2:55 p.m. - "Smart House"
4:25 p.m. - "High School Musical"
6:15 p.m. - "Camp Rock"
8:00 p.m. - "Descendants"
10:05 p.m. - "Teen Beach Movie"
11:55 p.m. - "Cadet Kelly"
1:50 a.m. - "The Cheetah Girls"
3:35 a.m. - "Johnny Tsunami"
Then from TUESDAY, MAY 31 THROUGH JUNE... be sure to watch each day as additional DCOMs will be presented at various times!
(schedule and details via Disney Press Release)
See the June Schedule of Disney Movies on Buzzfeed
Throughout Summer 2016, "the DCOM movies will be seen on the Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and VOD" and "All 100 DCOMs will be available for sale throughout the summer on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play".
Ready or Not... "We're All in this Together"... (Yes, that is one of the hit songs from the original 'High School Musical', and while that is probably still the most well known DCOM of all...
I thought I would share my overall Top 5 DCOM picks:
1. Horse Sense - Forever this will be my Disney Channel favorite, starring Joey Lawrence and his brother Andrew Lawrence. It's all about saving the family horse ranch and teaching a self-centered city slicker a little thing or two about country life. This has been a family favorite for many years. A wonderful bonus to this movie, is that Joey and Andrew's brother Matthew has a fun cameo appearance.
2. Den Brother - So sweet! I simply cannot resist the true love and devotion of a big brother who takes on his little sisters scout troop. It is truly precious!
3. Cow Belles - This one stars those beautiful singing sisters, Aly & AJ Michalka! In the beginning, they are spoiled rich girls, but when times get really tough, they band together, work hard, and see the mission through. As life lessons are learned, they have a greater appreciation for their father, his work, the value of money, and true friendship.
4. Bad Hair Day - Suuuuure... This duo of adventure and mystery is odd and zany, but it works perfectly! And, of course, there not only is a bad hair day, but a jewel thief, a drivers test, and a cheating boyfriend - all just before prom! I think I laughed nearly the entire movie! So very funny!
5. Wish Upon a Star - This is another fun version of 'Vice Versa' or 'Freak Friday' where two sisters, one a beautiful popular girl at school (portrayed by Katherine Heigl) and the other, a smart, introverted tomboy (played by Danielle Harris) wish upon a star and switch bodies. They both learn along the way... "the grass in not always greener".
Well, that's 5! But, oh my - it's so hard to pick only 5, out of almost 100! Therefore, in addition to those, I'll briefly add these few more Disney Channel Original Movies that touched my heart or made me laugh, over the years, too... Jumping Ship (with all the Lawrence brothers- Joey, Matthew, and Andrew), Alley Cats Strike (a really cute bowling movie with actress Kaley Cuoco about true friendship), Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off (about a boy who likes to play baseball and cook), Get a Clue (I always enjoy a fun mystery- this one stars Lindsay Lohan) , Cadet Kelly (starring Hilary Duff and Christy Carlson Romano is about learning military discipline and family loyalty), Brink (starring Erik Von Detten is not only about in-line skating, but staying true to your friends and yourself), Go Figure (this is a sweet figure skating movie, but in order to get her scholarship this young petite girl has to join the hockey team!), and of course I had to include a Christmas movie with the DCOM original comedy ‘Twas the Night, which is a comical adventure of helping Santa finish his gift-giving trip on Christmas Eve!
I'm sure you all have ones you love, too! Hope you can catch all your Disney Channel favorites this summer!
By the way, Wikipedia has a full list, here, of all 100! Disney is reporting the list of 100 begins with Under Wraps in 1997! (guess they aren't counting the movie 'Northern Lights')
Please share in the comments below - which DCOM movies you have enjoyed over the years...