Long gone are the days of excitedly waiting in your PJs and blanket on Friday nights with popcorn at the ready and staring at the TV screen, waiting for The Cheetah Girls to come on! Yes, those of us who had the privilege of enjoying the Golden Years of Disney Channel Original movies in our younger days are now wearing big boy and big girl pants, but the universe has smiled upon us at last.
As a way of celebrating its 100th original movie, Adventures in Babysitting, Disney Channel plans on airing a nostalgia-filled mega-marathon for 4 full days during this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The massive event starts Friday, May 27 at 10:00am with Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama and ends on Monday, My 30 at 3:35am with Johnny Tsunami. The 4-day event only always time for the 51 most popular DCOM, but not to worry! The other 48 will be airing beginning May 31st and into the rest of June, so no one's favorite Disney Original will be missed.
The schedule is below, and because it's been a while, trailers have been added to remind you of how awesome the Golden Days of Disney Channel truly were!
Friday, May 27
10:00 a.m.: Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out KP's weakness which may involve a new hottie at Middleton High School named Eric, who suddenly sparks feelings in Ron about Kim that resemble much more than friendship. To make matters worse, Bueno Nacho, Ron's favorite fast food chain has turned sour on him by bombarding him with little Devil diablo toys. Does this mean KP may finally have to surrender to Drakken once and for all?
11:20 a.m.: Read It and Weep
To escape the pressures of school, Jamie retreats to her journal, weaving a tale about teen heroine Isabella ("Is"), who's beautiful, self-assured, and popular and can effortlessly zap any pesky person out of her way. Is becomes a real presence for Jamie, though no one else can see her. As Jamie's stardom grows, her literary alter ego pops in and out of her life to influence every move she makes. Jamie eventually becomes disenchanted with her new life and in the end must decide whether popularity is worth sacrificing.
12:55 p.m.: Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
It is the story of an average, popular American teenager named Wendy Wu who discovers that in order to win the coveted homecoming crown she must first learn the way of the warrior. When a mysterious Chinese monk named Shen arrives to mold Wendy into a fearless kung fu warrior, however, her royal aspirations suddenly jump the track as she desperately attempts to juggle her boyfriend, her homework, and of course, the fierce competition to become homecoming queen.
2:40 p.m.: Jump In!
Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping.
4:15 p.m.: Lemonade Mouth
"Lemonade Mouth" tells kids and tweens that building your confidence rocks and finding your destiny rules. The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.
6:15 p.m.: Zapped
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student, is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog, but things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.
8:00 p.m.: High School Musical 2
School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.
9:55 p.m.: The Cheetah Girls 2
Best friends Galleria, Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, A.K.A. the girl band "The Cheetahs," get the opportunity of a lifetime when they strut their way to Barcelona, Spain, to perform in an international music festival. Along the way, the "amigas Cheetahs" learn that, although their paths are not the same, they are lucky to have one another for the journey.
11:45 p.m.: Zenon the Zequel
15-year-old Zenon Kar's space station home is getting torn apart by the U.S. military. She's on duty in the Alien Patrol Lab when she comes in contact with aliens. She must convince everyone that they need to fly out and help the aliens.
1:25 a.m.: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to turn Halloweentown into a grey dreary version of the real world, while transforming the denizens of the real world into monsters. Only Marnie, a fledgling witch, can thwart the evil scheme.
2:55 a.m.: Twitches Too
After using their powers to battle the forces of darkness, the sisters settle down to lead normal lives. However, the discovery that their biological father may not be dead, but residing in New York, causes confusion for the pair.
4:25 a.m.: Alley Cats Strike!
Teen misfits are thrust into the spotlight when their bowling prowess lands them in the midst of an interschool contest.
Saturday, May 28
6:25 a.m.: You Wish!
Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie. Then Stevie receives a lucky coin from a strange old man, a coin which he gives to Alex, telling him to make a wish. The next day, Alex gets everything he ever wished for - Stevie is gone. At first he enjoys his new life, only to later find out that everything that was great in his original life now is gone.
8:05 a.m.: The Proud Family Movie
Penny and her family are lured on an all expenses paid vacation where a mad scientist captures them, refusing to let them go because Oscar won't reveal his on of his secret Proud Snacks formulas.
9:50 a.m.: Quints
Jamie Grover's parents are always around and not letting her have ANY space. She wishes for just a couple days without their constant attention. She gets her wish. Her mother has quintuplets. Being the first in their state, they become famous. Mother and Father get caught up in the fame and Jamie has to bring them back down to reality.
11:25 a.m.: Horse Sense
After treating his rancher cousin shoddily in L.A. Michael Woods is sentenced by his parents to spending a month on the ranch with his cousin and aunt.
1:10 p.m.: Cow Belles
In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.
2:50 p.m.: Twitches
Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
4:30 p.m.: The Even Stevens Movie
The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their friends on live national television, while the island itself is only a short distance away from Sacramento!
6:15 p.m.: Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Teenage wizard Alex casts a spell that accidentally changes history so her parents never fell in love. She and her brothers face a race against time to put things right before they are erased from existence.
8:00 p.m.: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Mitchie and her friends return to Camp Rock for another great summer of music and fun. But all is not copasetic at this rocking teen paradise. Across the lake glistens the new big-money, state-of-the-art Camp Star and it has lured away many instructors and campers, putting the future of Camp Rock in jeopardy.
9:50 p.m.: Princess Protection Program
When a tiny country is invaded by a dictator, a young Princess (later known as Rosie) is taken into custody by the Princess Protection Program. She is whisked away to rural Louisiana where she must learn the ins and outs of behaving like a normal American teenager.
11:30 p.m.: The Cheetah Girls: One World
Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?
1:05 a.m.: Zenon: Z3
It's 2054 and Zenon Kar is 17 and competing to win the Galactic Teen Supreme contest and celebrate at the Moonstock Festival. During the last competition for the Galactic Teen Supreme contest, the moon goddess Selene appears and threatens to destroy the Earth. It's up to Zenon to save everyone from this angry deity.
2:40 a.m.: Halloweentown High
Marnie and her pals are interested in attending high school in the nearby mortal community, where they'll be able to spend more time with kids their age, and with the help of her grandmother Aggie, she's able to convince the town council to go along with the suggestion. Trouble does make its way to the school, but not in a way anyone expected -- the Knight of the Iron Dagger comes to the mortal world determined to wipe out Marnie and her magical companions.
4:20 a.m.: The Thirteenth Year
When Cody Griffin turns 13, things are going good. He is a star swimmer, he is getting interest from a girl named Sam, and he has a supportive family. Then he discovers that he may be turning into a fish. He also discovers who his true friends are.
Sunday, May 29
6:00 a.m.: Right On Track
When the National Hot Rod Association begins a new league for kids, 8-year-old Erica Enders signs up, fully supported by her father. Now Erica always wins and she and her younger sister are beating the boys who are competitively trying to beat them. Who will win the Junior National Championship?
7:45 a.m.: Full-Court Miracle
An African American college basketball star becomes the head coach of a yeshiva's struggling basketball team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a knee injury forces him to leave the game. Based on the true story of Lamont Carr.
9:35 a.m.: Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off
Eddie loves baseball. His dad's the coach, his best friends are his teammates. But will he strike out with them all if he trades his glove for an oven mitt.
11:20 a.m.: Brink!
Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew who call themselves "Soul-Skaters", clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team X-Bladz. When Brink discovers his family is in financial trouble, he goes against the wishes of his parents and his friends and joins Team X-Bladz. Brink tries to lead a double life but will be able to pull it off?
1:10 p.m.: Double Teamed
Heather and Heidi Burge go to an inner-city school where they play volleyball on a team. Their father decides that they need to go to a bigger school outside of their school area so that they can get scholarships. At first the twins were supposed to be playing Volleyball at their new school but then 6'1 Heather is discovered by the basketball coach. Heidi is into drama but is forced to play basketball by her father. It's discovered that they live out of the school zone so they have to move out of their big beautiful house into a small apartment because their father is stuck on them playing basketball. Can they overcome all of these obstacles and win the game at the end?
2:55 p.m.: Rip Girls
and her father come to an island on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photograghy, and the truth about her mother.
4:35 p.m.: Motocrossed
Andrea Carson who loves motocross, despite the fact that her father finds her unsuited for the sport, being that she is "just a girl". When her twin brother Andrew breaks his leg just before a big race, their father is forced to go to Europe to find a replacement rider. In the meantime, Andrea secretly races in Andrew's place with her mother's help.
6:20 p.m.: Cloud 9
Follows Kayla, a prima donna snowboarder who was just unceremoniously dropped from her team and forced to train with Will, a former snowboarding champion who's struggling after a career-ending wipe-out. A video capturing it went viral, branding him an "epic fail" on the Internet. Now, as Kayla trains with Will to redeem her stature, Will creates a training regimen that tests whether she's really committed to rise to the challenge of professional competition.
8:00 p.m.: Teen Beach Movie 2
Modern day teens Mack and Brady get a real world visit from Lela, Tanner, Butchy, and other surfer and biker pals from the beach party film within a film, Wet Side Story.
9:55 p.m.: Bad Hair Day
A high school student is desperate to be prom queen, but on the big night her hair is an uncontrollable bad mess. Meanwhile, a lady FBI agent is on the hunt for a jewel thief who is looking for a stolen necklace, which the messy haired girl has in her possession. Soon, she and the agent chase the jewel thief, and she's whizzed on a wild adventure in the city.
11:40 p.m.: How to Build a Better Boy
Two tech-savvy best friends devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend with just a few strokes of the keyboard and a wireless connection. What Gabby and Mae don't realize is that the computer they use is set up to generate a robotic super soldier.
1:20 a.m.: Pixel Perfect
Samantha's band, the Zettabytes, is meeting with little success, so her friend Roscoe uses his knowledge of technology designed by his father to create a holographic lead singer, Loretta Modern. The band instantly becomes successful, but Samantha begins to feel alienated, Roscoe discovers feelings for Samantha, and Loretta struggles with individuality.
2:55 a.m.: The Other Me
Will Browning is a slacker student who needs a good grade in science, or he has to go to a military camp for the summer. Attempting to get a good grade by ordering a product called "Ocean Pets" for his project. Accidently, some clone formula leaked into his package. When stirring the ocean pet (and clone) mixture with a comb, he accidently creates a clone of himself.
4:30 a.m.: Genius
Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.
Monday, May 30
10:00 a.m.: Stuck in the Suburbs
Teenager Brittany is bored with her quiet suburban life. She finds excitement when her phone is switched with the phone of Jordan Cahill. Jordan, only the top teen pop singer, has come to her town to make a music video
11:30 a.m.: Halloweentown
On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown -- a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.
1:05 p.m.: Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century
An inquisitive teenager pries into suspected dodgy dealings on her space station home - and ends up being sent down to Earth.
2:55 p.m.: Smart House
A teenager wins a fully automated dream house in a competition, but soon the computer controlling it begins to take over and everything gets out of control, then Ben the teenager calms down the computer named Pat and everything goes back to normal.
4:25 p.m.: High School Musical
Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.
6:15 p.m.: Camp Rock
At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.
8:00 p.m.: Descendants
Ben, the teenaged son of King Beast and Queen Belle, invites the exiled children of defeated villains to attend a prep school with the heroes' children.
10:05 p.m.: Teen Beach Movie
Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a time-travelling tidal wave that transports them to the 60s, where they find themselves during filming of a beach musical movie.
11:55 p.m.: Cadet Kelly
As the clumsiest, most clueless cadet to enter George Washington Military Academy, Kelly seems to be fighting an uphill battle to fit in. But it's all out-out war when she butts heads with Cadet Captain Stone, a tough-as-nails, by-the-book "commanding officer" determined to break her spirit.
1:50 a.m.: The Cheetah Girls
Four New York teens, are gearing up to rehearse for the school talent competition, they're discovered by famous record producer Jackal Johnson. But Jackal wants to remake them into something they're not. Ultimately, the path to stardom challenges their friendship and the girls must find a way to come together in order to achieve their dreams.
3:35 a.m.: Johnny Tsunami
A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.
Congrats for making it all the way down the page, and that was only 51 of them! Get ready for a trip down memory lane with 99 Disney Channel Original Movies to kick off our summer right! Comment below and let me know which DCOM you think tops them all!
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