I love Disney. I spend half of my childhood watching these amazing Disney shows and cartoons. I literally grew up with it. My parents were quiet strict when it came to TV. I was only allowed to watch children stuff. We had that good old computer but none of us knew how to use it, then Dail-up Internet came along but I could only use that for school stuff and all I knew was to play Mario and barbie on that. No regrets !! Disney was amazing those days. We had amazing shows, Disney movies and Disney channel original movies. Now when I see Disney I feel bad for the kids and teens there are no good shows on Disney. ( Maybe Girl meets world but that too is a spin off of Boy meets world ). Old Disney show felt really fun to watch. I enjoyed most of the episodes and characters and I really do wish quality could go back up on Disney Channel since it has been stale for a while.
Before Jennifer Lawrence, Hillary duff was the one everyone wanted to be best friends with. How can you not love hiliary duff. I was younger than her but could totally relate to her. Lizzie McGuire (🎵Remember the song, – If you believe we got a picture perfect plan…) define 8th grade for me. Ethan craft with his luscious locks and classic good looks it isn’t hard to see why Lizzie was all about him in her middle school days and Miranda was best friend ever. The cartoon was cool too. Lizzie McGuire was so big you had do a movie. Her and Goudo got together that was the big thing.(🎵Hey now hey now this what dreams are made of..). Then there was Cinderella Story OMG OMG Chad Michael Murray 😍😍😍😍😍. If that didn’t blew your mind that combination I don’t know what will. I watched Cinderella Story literally two week back. It is always on ABC and this time I couldn’t resist. Her musical career was big too. I actually liked her music to be honest cheesy but catchy. But In my mind she will always be Lizzie McGuire.
Wizards of Waverley place
Every child dreams of having magical powers. I was no exception to that. Wizards, being a wizards is quite a coolest thing. The show that was really good writing. Execellent story line the wizard family with amazing magic power but has to hide to the world. Selene Gomez had a really good comedic timing. J T Austen was so cute and funny. He was in the Foster in ABC.
“Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, a sitcom built around a family of Harry Potters who happen to live a long way away from Hogwarts. Selena Gomez stars as Alex Russo, a wisecracking underachiever who uses her built-in magic to try to smooth the path through high school. She’s a Disney protagonist with a hint of rebellion—Cinderella with a yen for detention. She exudes a slouching, too-cool-for-school vibe. It’s an attitude she conveniently explains while under the influence of a “truth spell”
Mirroring that magical messiness, Alex has proven to be a less than ideal role model for her hordes of young Disneyfied fans. And the adults in her life are buffoonish and a little less wise than you might wish for or even expect. “I am raising myself,” Alex sighs to herself at one point, and sometimes that feels about right.”
That’s So Raven
This was one of few Disney shows that boys in my class did watch and admit it too. It was unsual concept for teenage show. Teenager norms that has never been done before. It had diversity. It was but a norm. It has best tag lines. Raven’s “you nasty” was way popular back then. Raven Chelsea and eddy were OG squad.
A teenage girl briefly receives psychic vision of near future. Trying to make this vision come true results in troubles and hilarious situations.
“Disney loves the formula of giving a normal kid something extraordinary or magical to contend with. And That’s So Raven successfully fits the mold. The writers and actors aren’t quite up to the demands of drama, though, and — as virtually every story tries to weave Raven’s dreams into the stuff that family and friendships are made of — the series often gets too basic for its intended preteen audience.
Naturally, conflicts are swiftly resolved and everyone comes out the wiser. Trite as the show may be, Raven, her mischievous little brother, and her parents are all good role models and comedians who can shine when given good material.”
Rockstar is coolest thing to be for a teenager.It sparked a movie it sparked a world tour. It was best of both worlds. She had life of an rockstar and girl next door. Her acting and singing was very good. Miley was the next best thing. Atleast before VMAs she was. After the vma thing Miley went crazy off Disney officially has taken off anything that has to with her in iTunes and stuffs.
Nevertheless Hannah Montana was a great show. If Hannah Montana which recently completed 10 years taught me anything it that life is not going to be exciting and fun I need to make it exciting and fun.
“Now when you turn on Hannah Montana, you see … a charismatic teen fronting a goofy, almost-always-innocent Disney sitcom.
Say what you want about the evolution of Miley Cyrus, her flagship program is still mostly on the up-and-up. Cyrus, as Miley Stewart, still sings to full houses as alter ego Hannah Montana. She still lives with her father (real-life pops Billy Ray Cyrus) and hangs out with brother Jackson and friends Lilly and (when he’s around) Oliver. She still lives in Malibu, Calif., but (on the show, at least) holds true to her small-town Tennessee values.
She loves and honors her father, cares for her friends and almost always learns a thing or two when the week’s 30-minute crisis has run its course. So enjoy it while you can. Because once Hannah’s gone, Miss Cyrus may drop the facade and make her world domination official—and we’ll all be buying our Cyrus-branded cappuccinos with Mileybucks.”
Honarable mentions :
Suite life of zack and Cody.
Phil of the future
Sonny with a chance
Disney Channel Original Movies were the second best thing. My favourite are You wish!, Brink, Wish upon a star(which had Katherine Heighl in it) and Smart house. I know they are not popular but I definitely loved them. My other favourites which are popular as well are High school musical, Camp rock, Geek charming, Cadet kelly, Get a clue, Cheetah girls, Halloween town, Princess protection plan, Zenon, Model behaviour, Bad hair day etc etc
Disney Movies :
I was raised on a viewing diet of Princess, their beautiful gowns and beautiful shoes, handsome and kind princes, magical powers, flying carpets, talking animals, and catchy songs sung by animated characters. You probably were, too.
Few of us made it through childhood without Disney being part of our lives. Films from The Walt Disney Company became an important part of our early years But maybe we’ve noticed things as adults that our childhood selves never saw in Disney movies.
Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Aurora, Pocahontas, Tiana, Anastasia, Jasmine and Mulan are the beautiful princesses who had beautiful stories and happily ever afters. Bambi, Lion king( Simba), Tarzan, Toy story, Peter Pan, Robinhood, Pinocchio and Winnie the Pooh are some of my favourite Disney movies and characters.
It teached us to believe, to dream, to be brave, to choose love over hate, family matters, to be a nice person. Cinderella teaches us that even miracles takes a little time, Toy story to reach for the sky, Peter Pan that all it takes is faith and trust and just keep swimming says finding nemo. What more life lessons you want children’s to learn. Disney is the best teacher!!!
And while we are at it lets talk about cartoons. Baby looney toons, Power Rangers, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Family guy, Recess, Pokemon (pikachu, pika pika!! He is still my favourite pocket monster, I do remember having the cards collection and playing Pokemon snap), Powerpuff girls( Feminist!A show where three super girls save the world), SpongeBob, Richie rich, Gummi Bears, Johnny bravo, Scooby doo, Popeye, Dexter, The flinstones etc are all beautiful part of my childhood.
Without question, the 90s were full of some mind blowing cartoons. The expansion of original programming on cable TV channels like Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network (and the subsequent competition among all kids-oriented programming blocs) led to a new era of creativity, and animation that started evolving away from the previously ubiquitous Hanna-Barbera style. But what were some of the very best of the best? I dug into my mind palaces of TV nostalgia to come up with the list of beloved 90s series
I miss the old Disney, do you ?? What is favourite old school cartoon??