Disney Channel Original Movies That Make Us Long For Childhood

If you were just the right age during the late 1990s and early 2000s, you may remember plopping down in front of the TV and tuning in to the Disney Channel to watch one of their awesome movies. We’re not talking about Cinderella or Pocahontas; we’re referring to what they call: Disney Channel Original Movies. They’re made specifically for TV, and for many of us, they hold a very dear place in our hearts. Here are some of those movies that sincerely make us wish we were kids again.

1. Brink!

Soul-Skaters versus Team X-Bladz! Andy and friends skate just for the fun of it, while Val and company skate for the money. Inline skating never looked so cool.

2. Halloweentown

When Marnie finds out she is a witch and her mother has kept it from her her whole life, she follows grandma on the bus to Halloweentown, where adventures await.

3. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Zenon misbehaves on the space station where she lives, so she gets stripped from her BFFL Nebula (played by Raven-Symoné) and grounded to Earth. Then, she must save her space station home!

4. Smart House

Ben Cooper and family win a computerized Smart House (voiced by Katey Sagal), capable of cleaning up after everyone, cooking anything, and more. But then, Ben begins to reprogram it, and the house goes haywire.

5. Johnny Tsunami

After Johnny Kapahala’s dad gets a job transfer, the family moves from Hawaii to Vermont. Johnny goes from surfer to snowboarder, and runs into trouble with the private school skiers.

6. Up, Up, and Away

Belonging to a family of superheroes is tough, especially when you’re the only one without super powers. But when you have to save the day, at least your weakness isn’t aluminum foil, like the rest of them.

7. The Color of Friendship

One of the more touching Disney Channel Original Movies, The Color of Friendship focuses on two girls; one from the US, and the other from South Africa visiting as an exchange student, who unexpectedly become friends.

8. Motocrossed

Andrea Carson’s twin brother gets hurt just before a big motocross race, so with the help of her mother, she secretly competes in his place…since her dad says she can’t ride because she’s a girl.

9. The Luck of the Irish

Once Kyle Johnson’s lucky coin goes missing, his whole family starts to change into leprechauns…including him. So he must face off with an evil leprechaun, Seamus, to get it back.

10. Double Teamed

Based on the lives of pro basketball players Heather and Heidi Burge, the movie explores their sibling rivalry, sometimes strained relationship with their father, and love for one another. Aww.

If you were to watch these movies now, you might not have the same reaction you did as a kid. But hey, it’s worth a try. Some of these movies are currently available on Youtube and VHS!


What was your favorite Disney Channel Original Movie? Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments!

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Emily Koo
Emily Koo
Emily Koo is a writer & musician living in Seattle, WA, by way of Randolph, MA. She’s a huge fan of her dog, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia references, and tea tree oil-infused toothpicks. Learn about her mundane life on Facebook.