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Subject: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/30/15 at 3:15 pm

I really miss all the awesome Original Movies like Johnny Tsunami, Pixel Perfect, Halloweentown, and Zenon, to name a few that came out between 1998 and 2004. I also really liked shows like Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens but also older late 90s shows like The Famous Jett Jackson, The Jersey and So Weird.

It seems like Nickelodeon gets all the props for nostalgia but I gotta say, by 1999 I was starting to favor Disney Channel over Nick big time which was becoming kind of stupid with shows like Cousin Skeeter. I think Wild Thornberries was the last really good Nicktoon and that debuted in 1998. I do know Disney was not part of basic cable until around the year 2000 or so, so maybe that's why a lot of people my age don't seem to remember the old Disney shows.

I really think my Disney ended and jumped the shark when shows like Hannah Montana, Suite Life and That's So Raven made silly slapstick shows replace the more sincere sitcoms they used to have. Aside from Phineas and Ferb I'm not fond of anything Disney has made after 2004 and Kim Possible was probably their last good show aside from that.

Nowadays there's no difference between Disney and Nick. iCarly and Victorious could easily be Disney shows, and Dog With a Blog and Good Luck Charlie are identical to Nick's recent fare.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/30/15 at 3:57 pm


I really miss all the awesome Original Movies like Johnny Tsunami, Pixel Perfect, Halloweentown, and Zenon, to name a few that came out between 1998 and 2004. I also really liked shows like Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens but also older late 90s shows like The Famous Jett Jackson, The Jersey and So Weird.

Yes me too!! :) I'm 19 almost 20 and I'm slowly but surely getting nostalgic over the Zoog Disney era from my early childhood 1997-2001/02 with Jett Jackson,Bug Juice,Even Stevens,Fast Foward,So Weird Zoro reruns and the 2002-2005 Disney channel years as well with Kim Possible,That's so Raven, Phil of the Future, LILO and Stitch,EARLY Zack and Cody, Proud Family,American dragon jake long.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/30/15 at 4:03 pm



It seems like Nickelodeon gets all the props for nostalgia but I gotta say, by 1999 I was starting to favor Disney Channel over Nick big time which was becoming kind of stupid with shows like Cousin Skeeter. I think Wild Thornberries was the last really good Nicktoon and that debuted in 1998. I do know Disney was not part of basic cable until around the year 2000 or so, so maybe that's why a lot of people my age don't seem to remember the old Disney shows.



I really think my Disney ended and jumped the shark when shows like Hannah Montana, Suite Life and That's So Raven made silly slapstick shows replace the more sincere sitcoms they used to have. Aside from Phineas and Ferb I'm not fond of anything Disney has made after 2004 and Kim Possible was probably their last good show aside


Cartoon Network was the best out of all of them during the very late 90s and early 00s.
Disney Channel jumped the shark when hannah Montana and HSM premiered IMO so 06ish yeah.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/30/15 at 4:04 pm


Cartoon Network was the best out of all of them during the very late 90s and early 00s.
Disney Channel jumped the shark when hannah Montana and HSM premiered IMO so 06ish yeah.


Oh yeah I forgot about Phil of the Future, that was pretty good. Shame it didn't last very long as that style was out by '06.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/30/15 at 4:13 pm


Oh yeah I forgot about Phil of the Future, that was pretty good. Shame it didn't last very long as that style was out by '06.

They also showed reruns of boy meets world and sister sister in the afternoons.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Shemp97 on 04/30/15 at 8:57 pm


I really think my Disney ended and jumped the shark when shows like Hannah Montana, Suite Life and That's So Raven made silly slapstick shows replace the more sincere sitcoms they used to have. Aside from Phineas and Ferb I'm not fond of anything Disney has made after 2004 and Kim Possible was probably their last good show aside from that.

What? Those shows are widely regarded as the definitive shows of Disney. When people think of Disney, they think of That's so Raven, Suite Life and Hannah Montana. I'll admit I didn't enjoy the last one but the others were golden. I don't get what you're going on about.

edit: Oh wait, did you omit some words form your post by accident?

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/30/15 at 9:55 pm


What? Those shows are widely regarded as the definitive shows of Disney. When people think of Disney, they think of That's so Raven, Suite Life and Hannah Montana. I'll admit I didn't enjoy the last one but the others were golden. I don't get what you're going on about.

edit: Oh wait, did you omit some words form your post by accident?

He had probably outgrew Disney Channel by the time they came out in 2003 and 2005. I don't even know how old he is, but you were still pretty young when those shows premiered. I HATED Hannah Montana, but that came out when my kid culture was pretty much over with, around 06ish. I liked the first two seasons of Zack and Cody. But hell even by then I was even considered a big kid.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/30/15 at 10:47 pm


He had probably outgrew Disney Channel by the time they came out in 2003 and 2005. I don't even know how old he is, but you were still pretty young when those shows premiered. I HATED Hannah Montana, but that came out when my kid culture was pretty much over with, around 06ish. I liked the first two seasons of Zack and Cody. But hell even by then I was even considered a big kid.


Yeah, I meant jump the shark in my personal opinion. I realize Disney had a lot more success when they switched over to the slapstick Hannah Montana style, but I never liked it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/01/15 at 7:34 am

Disney jumped when they became a "free" channel. I tend to be more nostalgic for '80s/early-mid '90s Disney because my family never got Disney when it was a pay channel, plus the variety of the programming appealed to everyone, from classic Disney shorts to the then-current Disney TV shows to classics such as The Mickey Mouse Club to Kids Incorporated to numerous movies (some hard to find nowadays) to behind-the-scenes features to DTV- MTV-style videos with a Disney clip accompayning it. Disney had a nighttime programming feature similar to Nick at Nite with movies, concerts, various special events such as at the theme parks, and even A Prairie Home Companion. It also showed numerous imports as well. Lizzie McGuire IMO was the bridge between the old school Disney Channel mentioned above the "tween girls" channel of That's So Raven and beyond. Becoming a free channel, this introduced commercials instead of special promos, allowed for a less intellectual demographic to obtain, and basically functioned like a traditional broadcast network. Most of the "teen" shows I enjoyed were actually when I was in later elementary school and into middle (junior high) as by then time I entered high school, I felt that most of the content found was stupid. 1983-1996 will always be the glory years I'll dwell on, with 1997-2000 being transitional.

A similar problem exists with Toon Disney (Jetix is to them to what Spongebob is to Nick), however I AM nostalgic for late '90s/early '00s Toon Disney. It also made my notion that anime was way too popular and saturated as soon as Jetix appeared in 2004, since before then it would show the classic Disney shorts, features, Disney Afternoon, and later Saturday Morning shows. Unfortunately I only got this in 2002 because it wasn't found in the basic cable package that our family had when it launched and really wanted it due to many of the classic Disney Shows I had watched growing up since we still didn't have the basic Disney Channel, and by the time we received it, its glory days were numbered. It changed its name to Disney xD in 2009 and shows basically a mix of anime and western comic book shows, though a better name for this network could have been "Jetix Toon Zone" or "JTZ".

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/01/15 at 10:52 am


A similar problem exists with Toon Disney (Jetix is to them to what Spongebob is to Nick), however I AM nostalgic for late '90s/early '00s Toon Disney. It also made my notion that anime was way too popular and saturated as soon as Jetix appeared in 2004, since before then it would show the classic Disney shorts, features, Disney Afternoon, and later Saturday Morning shows. Unfortunately I only got this in 2002 because it wasn't found in the basic cable package that our family had when it launched and really wanted it due to many of the classic Disney Shows I had watched growing up since we still didn't have the basic Disney Channel, and by the time we received it, its glory days were numbered. It changed its name to Disney xD in 2009 and shows basically a mix of anime and western comic book shows, though a better name for this network could have been "Jetix Toon Zone" or "JTZ".

I liked Jetix in the Mid 2000s as an older kid. Since Disney was starting to go in the girly direction 8-P, I had channel that catered to boys like me. 8) 8) But you're absolutely correct late 90s and early 2000s Toon Disney (when they showed Disney afternoon cartoons and Disney Saturday morning) was where it was at. Unfortunately I didn't get toon disney till 1st grade (02ish) :-[, so my Toon Disney experience last about 4 1/2 years, because I ALWAYS would go over to my cousin's house and watch it since he had toon disney since 1999.I was so jealous >:( ;D. so yeah between 1999-2003! It rocked!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 05/01/15 at 10:54 am

I miss Toon Disney, as that channel aired all the classic half-hour animated Disney shows, a number of which were part of the "Disney Afternoon" cartoon block in the 90s. But I didn't get to watch it until the early 00s, when we first got cable television.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: bchris02 on 05/02/15 at 11:12 am

I was a little old for Disney during the Zoog Disney era. My sister who was born in 1990 loved it.

I was more of a Nickelodeon person during the early/mid '90s.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/02/15 at 4:37 pm



I was more of a Nickelodeon person during the early/mid '90s.

Nick and Fox Kids were THE networks of that era!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/02/15 at 4:38 pm


I was a little old for Disney during the Zoog Disney era. My sister who was born in 1990 loved it.

Wow, Just like how I outgrew Disney channel when HSM and Hannah Montana came out! ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/04/15 at 4:53 pm

Yes I am. It was a fascinating channel as it had diversity ranging from cartoons, classics and prime-time shows. It's a shame that DC has become terrible even for kids. I watched that channel so much that I can recall most of the shows from Playhouse Disney and its Zoog/Toon for the older audience. I stopped watching the channel sometime in 2004 as I was getting older and that some of the shows didn't appeal to me. However during the mid 00s era, I did watch the early episodes of Lilo & Stitch, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Zack & Cody, That's So Raven, American Dragon, Life with Derek and Dave the Barbarian but after that, I stopped watching it completely and way before HM premiered.

These are the DC logos I remember clearly.

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140522221743/logopedia/images/7/71/Disney_Channel_1997.png

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121207051408/logopedia/images/3/38/Disney_Channel_2000.png

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130825195121/logopedia/images/7/78/Disney_Channel_ID_-_Zoog_Disney_Open.jpg

It seems this logo may have destroyed Diosney in the process.

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110218220052/logopedia/images/7/7c/Disney_Channel_2002_alt.svg

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/04/15 at 6:00 pm


Yes I am. It was a fascinating channel as it had diversity ranging from cartoons, classics and prime-time shows. It's a shame that DC has become terrible even for kids. I watched that channel so much that I can recall most of the shows from Playhouse Disney and its Zoog/Toon for the older audience. I stopped watching the channel sometime in 2004 as I was getting older and that some of the shows didn't appeal to me. However during the mid 00s era, I did watch the early episodes of Lilo & Stitch, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Zack & Cody, That's So Raven, American Dragon, Life with Derek and Dave the Barbarian but after that, I stopped watching it completely and way before HM premiered.

These are the DC logos I remember clearly.

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140522221743/logopedia/images/7/71/Disney_Channel_1997.png

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121207051408/logopedia/images/3/38/Disney_Channel_2000.png

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130825195121/logopedia/images/7/78/Disney_Channel_ID_-_Zoog_Disney_Open.jpg

It seems this logo may have destroyed Diosney in the process.

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110218220052/logopedia/images/7/7c/Disney_Channel_2002_alt.svg

Most channels went to pot these days to be fair. I was never big on the Disney Channel, but did like the odd show here and there. I'd sometimes watch Pepper Ann, Recess, and the other One Saturday Morning shows I used to be gung ho about when they came on.


I really miss all the awesome Original Movies like Johnny Tsunami, Pixel Perfect, Halloweentown, and Zenon, to name a few that came out between 1998 and 2004. I also really liked shows like Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens but also older late 90s shows like The Famous Jett Jackson, The Jersey and So Weird.

It seems like Nickelodeon gets all the props for nostalgia but I gotta say, by 1999 I was starting to favor Disney Channel over Nick big time which was becoming kind of stupid with shows like Cousin Skeeter. I think Wild Thornberries was the last really good Nicktoon and that debuted in 1998. I do know Disney was not part of basic cable until around the year 2000 or so, so maybe that's why a lot of people my age don't seem to remember the old Disney shows.

I really think my Disney ended and jumped the shark when shows like Hannah Montana, Suite Life and That's So Raven made silly slapstick shows replace the more sincere sitcoms they used to have. Aside from Phineas and Ferb I'm not fond of anything Disney has made after 2004 and Kim Possible was probably their last good show aside from that.

Nowadays there's no difference between Disney and Nick. iCarly and Victorious could easily be Disney shows, and Dog With a Blog and Good Luck Charlie are identical to Nick's recent fare.

Can't forget movies like Halloweentown! I loved that series, though it did go downhill when they made a third and fourth and Kimberly J. Brown wasn't in the last of them. Even Stevens. I was never into that one, but also didn't know at the time Shia LeBeof played one of the characters and we all know what a wreck he turned out to be. That seems common among child actors who were associated with Disney.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/05/15 at 4:06 pm

My childhood
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hpnd5Ogz1aM/UbZ2G6_VdII/AAAAAAAAAfo/ef-SD9Qd8b0/w800-h800/photo.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/05/15 at 4:10 pm

Here's more!
http://www.thepulpzine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/zoog-disney.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/06/15 at 3:58 pm


Here's more!
http://www.thepulpzine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/zoog-disney.jpg

Goof Troop used to come on in the morning, but we didn't have Disney Channel. I'd watch it all the time before school in the earlier years.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/06/15 at 6:55 pm


Most channels went to pot these days to be fair. I was never big on the Disney Channel, but did like the odd show here and there. I'd sometimes watch Pepper Ann, Recess, and the other One Saturday Morning shows I used to be gung ho about when they came on.


I agree. The channels are missing some elements today that made them awesome in the past. Whatever they were needs to be brought back. As for the shows you listed, I watched them all too and everyday they aired.


My childhood
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hpnd5Ogz1aM/UbZ2G6_VdII/AAAAAAAAAfo/ef-SD9Qd8b0/w800-h800/photo.jpg

http://www.thepulpzine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/zoog-disney.jpg



Awwww yeah!! Everything in the photos is what I watched all the time until either I got older or they disappeared. Some of them are now classics.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Shemp97 on 05/07/15 at 12:56 pm


He had probably outgrew Disney Channel by the time they came out in 2003 and 2005. I don't even know how old he is, but you were still pretty young when those shows premiered. I HATED Hannah Montana, but that came out when my kid culture was pretty much over with, around 06ish. I liked the first two seasons of Zack and Cody. But hell even by then I was even considered a big kid.

My kid culture ended approximately around the same time, '06-'07. After that I only really invested myself in maybe 1 or 2 cartoons(Avatar and Di-gata) and spent most of my time watching more "grownup" shows like Supernatural. I feel really left out when people roughly my age talk nostalgically about shows like Phineas & Ferb and Little Einstein because those shows debuted after I'd mostly left cartoons in the dust. I'd honestly take Hannah Montana any day over what she became now, but yeah, nobody really cared about that show.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Shemp97 on 05/07/15 at 1:00 pm

Truly the Best channels to watch cartoon on were Teletoon & YTV. The former is pretty much purely '00s since it only formed in 1997, but tons of its original programming is considered classic today.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/07/15 at 1:17 pm


My kid culture ended approximately around the same time, '06-'07. After that I only really invested myself in maybe 1 or 2 cartoons(Avatar and Di-gata) and spent most of my time watching more "grownup" shows like Supernatural. I feel really left out when people roughly my age talk nostalgically about shows like Phineas & Ferb and Little Einstein because those shows debuted after I'd mostly left cartoons in the dust. I'd honestly take Hannah Montana any day over what she became now, but yeah, nobody really cared about that show.

Wow, 97ers are nostalgic for Phineas and Ferb? That's pretty stunning to hear!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: shadowcookie on 05/10/15 at 11:22 pm

I do miss Lilo & Stitch and Lizzie McGuire. Phineas and Ferb seems like a very recent thing to me but I was already 12 when the first episode debuted. Even Emperor's New School seems quite recent in my mind. Emperor's New Groove, on the other hand..

Nobody ever remembers the Proud Family but I like that too. Never liked Even Stevens though.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: fusefan on 05/11/15 at 1:13 am

Yeah, I miss late 90s Disney channel. Bug Juice was probably the first reality show I ever watched when I was 8.  I also liked the older Vault Disney stuff they used to play at night. I remember the "Mad Libs" game show that was on around 1999ish. And I also remember another game show called "Off The Wall" that aired around the same time too. BTW Does Anyone also remember these music video things?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4h4zGrqWgM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKOgO4kqx_Y

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/11/15 at 1:58 am


Yeah, I miss late 90s Disney channel. Bug Juice was probably the first reality show I ever watched when I was 8.  I also liked the older Vault Disney stuff they used to play at night. I remember the "Mad Libs" game show that was on around 1999ish. And I also remember another game show called "Off The Wall" that aired around the same time too. BTW Does Anyone also remember these music video things?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4h4zGrqWgM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKOgO4kqx_Y


YES YES I do!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: KatanaChick on 05/11/15 at 2:49 pm


I do miss Lilo & Stitch and Lizzie McGuire. Phineas and Ferb seems like a very recent thing to me but I was already 12 when the first episode debuted. Even Emperor's New School seems quite recent in my mind. Emperor's New Groove, on the other hand..

Nobody ever remembers the Proud Family but I like that too. Never liked Even Stevens though.

I remember Proud Family, but was never into the show.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/11/15 at 8:12 pm


Disney jumped when they became a "free" channel. I tend to be more nostalgic for '80s/early-mid '90s Disney because my family never got Disney when it was a pay channel, plus the variety of the programming appealed to everyone, from classic Disney shorts to the then-current Disney TV shows to classics such as The Mickey Mouse Club to Kids Incorporated to numerous movies (some hard to find nowadays) to behind-the-scenes features to DTV- MTV-style videos with a Disney clip accompayning it. Disney had a nighttime programming feature similar to Nick at Nite with movies, concerts, various special events such as at the theme parks, and even A Prairie Home Companion. It also showed numerous imports as well. Lizzie McGuire IMO was the bridge between the old school Disney Channel mentioned above the "tween girls" channel of That's So Raven and beyond. Becoming a free channel, this introduced commercials instead of special promos, allowed for a less intellectual demographic to obtain, and basically functioned like a traditional broadcast network. Most of the "teen" shows I enjoyed were actually when I was in later elementary school and into middle (junior high) as by then time I entered high school, I felt that most of the content found was stupid. 1983-1996 will always be the glory years I'll dwell on, with 1997-2000 being transitional.


Great post, and it made me wonder how many people today even remember that The Disney Channel used to be a pay network?

My first exposure with The Disney Channel came in the early-to-mid '90s when promos trying to convince you to order it would air on the old Prevue Channel (another blast from the past!). I was a huge Mickey Mouse fan as a kid, and from the moment we first got cable I wanted my parents to add it to our package, but money was always tight back then so it didn't happen. When our cable provider finally added Disney to it's basic package in 1996, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I fondly remember watching classic stuff like The Ink and Paint Club, Mickey's Mouse Tracks, and Vault Disney. The Disney Afternoon was still appointment television at the time as well.

Having said all that, I do still find myself somewhat nostalgic for the "Zoog" era too, though. I didn't watch TDC as much by that point because I fashioned myself as being "too old", but I did watch some of the movies listed here. Particularly Brink! and Johnny Tsunami, both of which I liked alot.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Sita0 on 05/22/15 at 12:52 pm

When I was a kid I watched three main channels with any regularity on cable: Nick, Disney, and Cartoon Network. (I also did watch some saturday morning cartoons, and PBS, but anyway, these were my go-tos)

Some shows I remember off the top of my head from Disney (I'm pretty sure) include the House of Mouse, the Emperor's New School, Suite Life, That's So Raven (which later semi-transmuted into Cory in the House), Phil of the Future, Proud Family, etc. I did not enjoy Hannah Montana or High School Musical. Later on I watched Toon Disney as well (after getting digital cable tv) and that was pretty good, I remember them playing Power Rangers all the time IIRC.

I also liked some of the movies, my favorite that I can remember was Sky High.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/22/15 at 1:14 pm

I kind of miss early-mid 2000's Disney Channel. I have no memory of the late '90s, and the mid '00s (2004-2006) were the peak of my childhood.

After 2006 my interest in cartoons and children's television declined. I started watching more family television like Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. I was playing outside with my friends a lot in the late '00s, always doing adventurous things.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/22/15 at 1:19 pm


I kind of miss early-mid 2000's Disney Channel. I have no memory of the late '90s, and the mid '00s (2004-2006) were the peak of my childhood.

you don't remember 1999?!! Kids WB, Nick,Fox Kids,Zoog Disney, ABC Saturday morning, WWF attitude era, N64,teen pop, boy bands, Tarzan, Rugrats the Movie, Clinton's second term etc.  The early 2000s were the peak of my childhood though man,Rugrats in paris movie,yu gi oh, Beyblade, DBZ,Treasure planet,Emperors new groove,Dina-sours,Monsters Inc.,Finding Nemo, PS2, Bush's first term,Toonmai TOM 2, Lord of the Rings,Harry Potter 1 and 2, Spiderman and X-Men etc. c.!! the mid 2000s years were my older kid years, Bush's reelection, Cartoon Network city era, PS2 slim,Teen nick, Disney channel,The Incredibles, Cars etc. !! MY memory goes back to 1998! Jeez, I'm only a month or two older than you AT BEST!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/22/15 at 1:35 pm

I only have one memory from the '90s: my third birthday in late 1998. That is my earliest memory.

My second earliest memory goes back to 2000. My memory gets more active from that year onwards.

I remember Kids WB, Nickelodeon, Fox Kids, and ABC saturday morning back then. I don't remember Zoog Disney, and teen pop is very vague. I remember seeing N' Sync and Destiny's Child on TV during a "NOW! That's What I Call Music" commercial. My sister had a bunch of posters of princess idols and male dreamboats on her walls, practically covering her room. I was never interested in wrestling, I remember seeing a Nintendo 64 in the very early 2000's at a day care I used to go to before Kindergarten started, and I remember seeing Tarzan and Rugrats the Movie on VCR.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/22/15 at 1:46 pm


I only have one memory from the '90s: my third birthday in late 1998. That is my earliest memory.

My second earliest memory goes back to 2000. My memory gets more active from that year onwards.

I remember Kids WB, Nickelodeon, Fox Kids, and ABC saturday morning back then. I don't remember Zoog Disney, and teen pop is very vague. I remember seeing N' Sync and Destiny's Child on TV during a "NOW! That's What I Call Music" commercial. My sister had a bunch of posters of princess idols and male dreamboats on her walls, practically covering her room. I was never interested in wrestling, I remember seeing a Nintendo 64 in the very early 2000's at a day care I used to go to before Kindergarten started, and I remember seeing Tarzan and Rugrats the Movie on VCR.

Yeah late 1999 and onward my memory is active from there on! In the mid 2000s I moved to the suburbs and when I turned 9 in 2004 my interests were noticeably beginning to change; So that's the reason why I consider the early 2000s were the peak of my childhood and not the mid 2000s!!  Becuase I would listen to the music from millennium era late 1998 until 2001! But when music got gritty again in the early 2000s my parents would not allow me to listen to the glam and bling bling rap music at the time! I would catch rock and r&b on tv though! In the early 2000s; from age 6-8, I listened to jazz and Bossa Nova mostly. And Radio Disney too!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 05/22/15 at 3:39 pm


I kind of miss early-mid 2000's Disney Channel.

It was sometime around then when I began watching it somewhat regularly. I was in my mid-20s then, but I still found sitcoms such as Suite Life and That's So Raven interesting in one way or another.



After 2006 my interest in cartoons and children's television declined. I started watching more family television like Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. I was playing outside with my friends a lot in the late '00s, always doing adventurous things.

My initial interest in children's TV lasted until I was about 12 or so (for me that was in the early 1990s); when I entered junior high I was focusing more on my schoolwork and not watching much TV (except for programs like Full House and Family Matters, which were still in production but I was watching only sporadically).

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/22/15 at 7:35 pm


I kind of miss early-mid 2000's Disney Channel. I have no memory of the late '90s, and the mid '00s (2004-2006) were the peak of my childhood.

After 2006 my interest in cartoons and children's television declined. I started watching more family television like Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. I was playing outside with my friends a lot in the late '00s, always doing adventurous things.

2006 was THE year I lost interest in kids shows!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/28/15 at 8:34 am

Disney Channel wasn't one of my favorites growing up, because a lot of their shows seemed to go for more of a female audience, doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the shows they were all really great at the time, but I was more of a Cartoon Network, Toon Disney/Jetix, and Nickelodeon person. The reason I know a lot about the channel is because of the sisters and female cousins in my family who really loved it. The first era I get nostalgic for is the Playhouse Disney 1999-2001 era with Bear in the Big Blue House, PB&J Otter, Out of the Box, Rolie Polie Olie, Madeline, New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Little Mermaid (TV series), and Stanley (the last Playhouse Disney show I watched).

Then of course, I favor the Zoog Disney/Classic Disney Channel era from 2000-2005. I do have some memories of Zoog Disney, because I remember when I was 5 1/2 being with my cousins seeing Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, Proud Family (when it had just started), and reruns of Doug (Disney version) & Pepper Ann were on the weekday afternoon lineup from late 2001-2002ish or so. Then around late 2002 the network changed their logo but it was still good, then throughout 2003-2005, we got Kim Possible, That's So Raven, Phil of the Future, Dave the Barbarian, Lilo & Stitch: the Series, Suite Life of Zack & Cody (original hotel), American Dragon Jake Long, and some more. I also liked the classic Disney Channel original movies when they didn't need to have a big star in there and the plots were so original. 2006 was the transitional year for Disney Channel when the network went through a huge change imo, the debuts of Hannah Montana and HSM was the start of a new generation and that's when I lost interest altogether. My younger sister still loved the channel, that's the only reason why I know more about it.

I was more of a Toon Disney/Jetix person. I didn't start watching the network until 2001, but I preferred the 1998-2004 period when Jetix wasn't around yet, that's when the network was at its best with reruns of Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning shows like House of Mouse, Gargoyles, Recess, Timon & Pumbaa, Goof Troop, Hercules: TAS, Ducktales, Aladdin, Darkwing Duck, The Legend of Tarzan, Filmore, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Weekenders, 101 Dalmations: The Series, The Little Mermaid, Pepper Ann, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers, Sabrina: TAS (1999), TaleSpin, Teacher's Pet, and much more! It was awesome, and I loved the blocks it had like Toon Disney Friday Night Movie & Big Movie Show that would show all classic Disney cartoon movies from the beginning all the way through the Renaissance Age, and certain Pixar movies were played on there as well. I liked the Princess Power Hour, Hangin' with the Heroes, and Chillin' with the Villains blocks they had as well which would relate to the characters depending on what show they'd come from.

For Jetix, I loved reruns of Marvel & DC shows like Spiderman: TAS, X-Men: TAS, The Incredible Hulk (1996 TV series), Batman: TAS, then you had other great shows like Ying Yang Yo, Power Ranger Dino Thunder, W.I.T.C.H., and Digimon. My biggest gripe with Jetix was that it started getting rid of classic Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning shows, and by 2006 or so, 90% of the network was consumed by Jetix, and 10% of the only Toon Disney left was basically current run Disney Channel cartoons. By 2008 Toon Disney was basically marathons of Phineas & Ferb and Suite Life of Zack & Cody (on a TOON disney!?), and the network was pretty much dead. So Jetix was great and all but it should've been its own channel imo.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 05/28/15 at 11:18 am

^ Yeah, not too long after P&F and Z&C were shown on TOON Disney is when it was replaced by Disney XD. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/28/15 at 12:08 pm


^ Yeah, not too long after P&F and Z&C were shown on TOON Disney is when it was replaced by Disney XD. :-\\


Yeah, that really did stunk lol, now here are some of my most memorable moments from Toon Disney.

around the time I started watching the channel around 2001 - mid 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DpKg8AKOCw

these bumpers were used from late 2002 - early 2004 (which was my favorite era)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=bBfmmuwLUlI

I still watched it a lot throughout 2004-2006 and I loved the Jetix shows as well, despite it taking up too much of Toon Disney's space  :-\\ but this will always be my favorite logo.
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150403213429/disney/images/2/2e/TD2001.png

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/28/15 at 12:34 pm


Yeah, that really did stunk lol, now here are some of my most memorable moments from Toon Disney.

around the time I started watching the channel around 2001 - mid 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DpKg8AKOCw

these bumpers were used from late 2002 - early 2004 (which was my favorite era)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=bBfmmuwLUlI

I still watched it a lot throughout 2004-2006 and I loved the Jetix shows as well, despite it taking up too much of Toon Disney's space  :-\\ but this will always be my favorite logo.
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150403213429/disney/images/2/2e/TD2001.png


I did not get Toon Disney until 2002/03ish when I was in 1st grade!! 1998-2002 I was a Nick, CN/Toonami, Kids WB,Fox Kids, PBS kids, and Zoog Disney/ABC one Saturday morning kid! I basically watched all the kids networks! during the late 90s and early-mid 00s

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 05/28/15 at 1:14 pm


I did not get Toon Disney until 2002/03ish when I was in 1st grade!! 1998-2002 I was a Nick, CN/Toonami, Kids WB,Fox Kids, PBS kids, and Zoog Disney/ABC one Saturday morning kid! I basically watched all the kids networks! during the late 90s and early-mid 00s


I see, so I was in the same grade as you at the time, at least you got to experience 1 full year of Toon Disney when it was still old Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning shows only, and yeah early 2000's Cartoon Network amazing, especially 2002 Cartoon Network that was the best year imo, especially that summer because I remember every day watching Toonami when TOM 2 was still around with Hamtaro, Batman Beyond, Dragon Ball, and DBZ, and then you'd cap off the night with classic Scooby-Doo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and Ed, Edd n Eddy on primetime. I also remember coming back home each Friday from Kindergarten and 1st grade to catch Cartoon Cartoon Fridays as well. Samurai Jack, He-Man (2002), and Justice League were my favorite action shows around the time. I miss the old checkerboard logo they used to have, Summer 2001 through Spring 2004 will always be my favorite period for Cartoon Network.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/28/15 at 1:40 pm


I see, so I was in the same grade as you at the time, at least you got to experience 1 full year of Toon Disney when it was still old Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning shows only, and yeah early 2000's Cartoon Network amazing, especially 2002 Cartoon Network that was the best year imo, especially that summer because I remember every day watching Toonami when TOM 2 was still around with Hamtaro, Batman Beyond, Dragon Ball, and DBZ, and then you'd cap off the night with classic Scooby-Doo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and Ed, Edd n Eddy on primetime. I also remember coming back home each Friday from Kindergarten and 1st grade to catch Cartoon Cartoon Fridays as well. Samurai Jack, He-Man (2002), and Justice League were my favorite action shows around the time. I miss the old checkerboard logo they used to have, Summer 2001 through Spring 2004 will always be my favorite period for Cartoon Network.

During the 1998-2001 millennium period when I believe our kid culture started! 1998/99 school year, right before I started preschool was when I started watching Zoog Disney, playhouse Disney, kids WB, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, and of course PBS Kids! At night time tough before I was tucked in I'd watch the Disney, Warner Bros, and EARLY dreamworks movies!!
I didn't start watching CN/Toonami until 2000/01 when we were in pre K when DBZ was showing the cell saga!! :D :D  I  started watching Ed Edd n Eddy, Powerpuff Girls,Time Squad, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter's lab in the normal block!! I was forever hooked!!


But still during my early childhood years(1998-2001) Nick was my favorite; Rugrats, Rocket power, Wild Thornberriers, Angry beavers, Amanda show, Keenan and Kel, All That,Spongebob, cat dog, and Hey Arnold!! etc. Cartoon Network became my favorite in 1st grade(02-03)!
Pre k-2nd grade! (2000- late 2003/early 04ish) will be my favorite time for CN!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 09/03/15 at 2:21 pm


Disney Channel wasn't one of my favorites growing up, because a lot of their shows seemed to go for more of a female audience, doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the shows they were all really great at the time, but I was more of a Cartoon Network, Toon Disney/Jetix, and Nickelodeon person. The reason I know a lot about the channel is because of the sisters and female cousins in my family who really loved it. The first era I get nostalgic for is the Playhouse Disney 1999-2001 era with Bear in the Big Blue House, PB&J Otter, Out of the Box, Rolie Polie Olie, Madeline, New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Little Mermaid (TV series), and Stanley (the last Playhouse Disney show I watched).

Then of course, I favor the Zoog Disney/Classic Disney Channel era from 2000-2005. I do have some memories of Zoog Disney, because I remember when I was 5 1/2 being with my cousins seeing Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, Proud Family (when it had just started), and reruns of Doug (Disney version) & Pepper Ann were on the weekday afternoon lineup from late 2001-2002ish or so. Then around late 2002 the network changed their logo but it was still good, then throughout 2003-2005, we got Kim Possible, That's So Raven, Phil of the Future, Dave the Barbarian, Lilo & Stitch: the Series, Suite Life of Zack & Cody (original hotel), American Dragon Jake Long, and some more. I also liked the classic Disney Channel original movies when they didn't need to have a big star in there and the plots were so original. 2006 was the transitional year for Disney Channel when the network went through a huge change imo, the debuts of Hannah Montana and HSM was the start of a new generation and that's when I lost interest altogether. My younger sister still loved the channel, that's the only reason why I know more about it.

I was more of a Toon Disney/Jetix person. I didn't start watching the network until 2001, but I preferred the 1998-2004 period when Jetix wasn't around yet, that's when the network was at its best with reruns of Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning shows like House of Mouse, Gargoyles, Recess, Timon & Pumbaa, Goof Troop, Hercules: TAS, Ducktales, Aladdin, Darkwing Duck, The Legend of Tarzan, Filmore, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Weekenders, 101 Dalmations: The Series, The Little Mermaid, Pepper Ann, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers, Sabrina: TAS (1999), TaleSpin, Teacher's Pet, and much more! It was awesome, and I loved the blocks it had like Toon Disney Friday Night Movie & Big Movie Show that would show all classic Disney cartoon movies from the beginning all the way through the Renaissance Age, and certain Pixar movies were played on there as well. I liked the Princess Power Hour, Hangin' with the Heroes, and Chillin' with the Villains blocks they had as well which would relate to the characters depending on what show they'd come from.

For Jetix, I loved reruns of Marvel & DC shows like Spiderman: TAS, X-Men: TAS, The Incredible Hulk (1996 TV series), Batman: TAS, then you had other great shows like Ying Yang Yo, Power Ranger Dino Thunder, W.I.T.C.H., and Digimon. My biggest gripe with Jetix was that it started getting rid of classic Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning shows, and by 2006 or so, 90% of the network was consumed by Jetix, and 10% of the only Toon Disney left was basically current run Disney Channel cartoons. By 2008 Toon Disney was basically marathons of Phineas & Ferb and Suite Life of Zack & Cody (on a TOON disney!?), and the network was pretty much dead. So Jetix was great and all but it should've been its own channel imo.



Yeah I agree with the first post. I usually watched Disney Channel with my female cousins. I think I first watched at my cousins when I was like 5 years old, but when I got cable I rarely watched it unless my female cousins or friends were over. However I do remember the Zoog Era pretty well though and it does bring back some nostalgia from that time. I also felt that the DCOMS from that era were the best all around, Halloweentown, Brink, Johnny Tsunami (need I say more?). I think around 2003/4 is when the DCOMS started to decline in all honesty. Plus many of the Zoog Era classics like The Famous Jett Jackson, So Weird, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, reruns of Recess, Doug, Pepper Ann, Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, & Sister Sister. So yeah the Zoog Era of 1997-2002 & the early modern era of 2002-2005 are great childhood memories from my early and peak years!

From what I could remember from the channel:

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Anyways on the second post; yeah when we got cable in late 2001, one of the first channels I remember discovering for the first time was Toon Disney. That channel was BOSS back in the day. Reruns of Disney Afternoon & ABC cartoons, new cartoons at the time, animated movies every friday night, classic Walt Disney Shorts, etc. I vividly remember everyday after Kindergarten coming home, doing my homework, making a PB&J sandwich and watching Kids WB or Cartoon Network's Toonami for action shows at around 5:00 or 5:30, then watching Nickelodeon around 6:00 or 6:30, then around 7:00 or 7:30 (right before my bed time as a kid) watch Toon Disney, Of course there was exceptions to the rule, but those days sure bring me back. Speaking about Toon Disney nostalgia I discovered this forum board with a list of schedules of Toon Disney from around mid 1999 to about late 2004 (right before they cancelled alot of their shows to make way for more Jetix shows)

Here's the link:

http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/toon-disney-nostalgia-thread.4559081/

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 09/04/15 at 4:21 pm


Anyways on the second post; yeah when we got cable in late 2001, one of the first channels I remember discovering for the first time was Toon Disney. That channel was BOSS back in the day. Reruns of Disney Afternoon & ABC cartoons, new cartoons at the time, animated movies every friday night, classic Walt Disney Shorts, etc. I vividly remember everyday after Kindergarten coming home, doing my homework, making a PB&J sandwich and watching Kids WB or Cartoon Network's Toonami for action shows at around 5:00 or 5:30, then watching Nickelodeon around 6:00 or 6:30, then around 7:00 or 7:30 (right before my bed time as a kid) watch Toon Disney, Of course there was exceptions to the rule, but those days sure bring me back. Speaking about Toon Disney nostalgia I discovered this forum board with a list of schedules of Toon Disney from around mid 1999 to about late 2004 (right before they cancelled alot of their shows to make way for more Jetix shows)

Here's the link:

http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/toon-disney-nostalgia-thread.4559081/


I loved Toon Disney back in the late '90s. By that point, The Disney Channel didn't show my favorite shows from earlier in the decade that much anymore (like Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Goof Troop, Ducktales, etc.) and I thought it was awesome to be able to see that stuff regularly again. Not to mention the rarer shows (like Moo Mesa) that had really never been in syndication. Unfortunately, we didn't get that channel on our cable, so the only chance I got to watch was over at the house of a friend who's parents had Primestar. Needless to say, I visited often.

We finally got Toon Disney in 2002 when we signed up for Directv, and I started watching it basically every day as a guilty pleasure, even though by that point I generally considered myself "too old" to watch cartoons. I remember being really upset when the lineup got revamped in 2004, as it has basically knocked all of my favorite '90s Disney toons off television for good.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/04/15 at 4:26 pm

I would say that I would be nostalgic for early-mid 2000s Playhouse Disney, along with Toon Disney. Since I really loved watching Bear in the Big Blue House in the early 2000s, while I loved watching Brady and Mr. Whiskers, Pucca, Yin Yang Yo, Lilo & Stitch: The Series and the Buzz Lightyear show. Those shows were awesome.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 09/04/15 at 4:33 pm


I loved Toon Disney back in the late '90s. By that point, The Disney Channel didn't show my favorite shows from earlier in the decade that much anymore (like Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Goof Troop, Ducktales, etc.) and I thought it was awesome to be able to see that stuff regularly again. Not to mention the rarer shows (like Moo Mesa) that had really never been in syndication. Unfortunately, we didn't get that channel on our cable, so the only chance I got to watch was over at the house of a friend who's parents had Primestar. Needless to say, I visited often.

We finally got Toon Disney in 2002 when we signed up for Directv, and I started watching it basically every day as a guilty pleasure, even though by that point I generally considered myself "too old" to watch cartoons. I remember being really upset when the lineup got revamped in 2004, as it has basically knocked all of my favorite '90s Disney toons off television for good.


Jetix debuted in February 2004, and when it first came out it only came on during the weeknights at 8pm and throughout most of the year Toon Disney was still filled with classic reruns, however, as the year went on Jetix got more popular and by Fall 2004 Jetix started getting filled up on extra hour time-slots rather than just weeknights, and most of the classic Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning cartoon reruns were taken off the air permanently. Throughout the rest of Toon Disney's run Jetix would consume more of the schedule while the rest of Toon Disney's programming was predominantly Disney Channel original cartoons that were currently running on Disney Channel itself. You still had some Disney Afternoon/One Saturday Morning reruns like House of Mouse, Recess, Timon & Pumba, and Aladdin but most of the others were hardly there anymore. I still liked Jetix for the Marvel & DC cartoon reruns from the 90's and some of the Power Ranger shows, but it just took away most of the magic Toon Disney used to have from 1998-2003. Any of these bumpers look familiar to you? This is Toon Disney's 2nd era rebrand look from 2002-2004 which was personally my favorite.

bBfmmuwLUlI


Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/06/16 at 3:29 am

Never really watched Disney, but I do find it rather fitting that Y2K-era shows like Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire were taken off the channel in September 2006 (though it was reruns at this point), to make more room for hated late 00s media like Hannah Montana and High School Musical.

This fuels the idea we have on this forum that everything changed in late 2006.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/06/16 at 8:43 am

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Zoog Disney is best Diseny.  8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 8:45 am


Never really watched Disney, but I do find it rather fitting that Y2K-era shows like Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire were taken off the channel in September 2006 (though it was reruns at this point), to make more room for hated late 00s media like Hannah Montana and High School Musical.

This fuels the idea we have on this forum that everything changed in late 2006.


I wasn't really a big fan of Disney Channel as a kid anyway. Although, I loved their programming, it wasn't as great as Nickelodeon or PBS Kids (before 2007).

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/06/16 at 8:53 am

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Like them old Disney channel intros. They did this for the entire 2000s. Not sure if they still do it today. All the people you see in this vid are those from early 2000s airing/debuting shows. Funny to think that these people aren't even on Disney channel anymore. There is a part where it says that Brena Song is still on a Disney Channel, but seeing how this vid is 8 years old it has become outdated. None of these guys star in 10's era Disney shows. Even shows old cartoons.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/06/16 at 9:04 am

Toon: are Lizzie and Even Stevens moving to WGN in September 06 yet more evidence of all good things dying in late 2006? ;D

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2006/04/cmt-drops-foxworthy-cuts-dukes-airings.html
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/blog/2006/04/cmt-drops-foxworthy-cuts-dukes-airings.html

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 9:20 am


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Like them old Disney channel intros. They did this for the entire 2000s. Not sure if they still do it today. All the people you see in this vid are those from early 2000s airing/debuting shows. Funny to think that these people aren't even on Disney channel anymore. There is a part where it says that Brena Song is still on a Disney Channel, but seeing how this vid is 8 years old it has become outdated. None of these guys star in 10's era Disney shows. Even shows old cartoons.


OMG!!! NOSTALGIA BONER!!!  :D :D :D

Damn, I really loved these as a kid. Especially the cartoon ones. Whenever I'm watching Disney Channel, I would love them by heart. It's actually kinda sad that they got rid of their classic 2002 logo, because that's when Disney Channel was still okay. It just gives me massive nostalgia whenever I see this.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/06/16 at 6:32 pm


Toon: are Lizzie and Even Stevens moving to WGN in September 06 yet more evidence of all good things dying in late 2006? ;D

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2006/04/cmt-drops-foxworthy-cuts-dukes-airings.html
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/blog/2006/04/cmt-drops-foxworthy-cuts-dukes-airings.html


WHOA WHOA WHOA WHAT?!?!  :o I didn't even know the shows moved to WGN. No wonder I didn't see the shows after 2006. Late '06 is a rather interesting time, I suppose.


OMG!!! NOSTALGIA BONER!!!  :D :D :D

Damn, I really loved these as a kid. Especially the cartoon ones. Whenever I'm watching Disney Channel, I would love them by heart. It's actually kinda sad that they got rid of their classic 2002 logo, because that's when Disney Channel was still okay. It just gives me massive nostalgia whenever I see this.


I was happy about seeing that video as well. Does Disney still make these type of intros? I'm a Disney nut, but I actually haven't been keeping up with Disney Channel for 5-6 years now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/06/16 at 7:08 pm

Late 06 is Satan incarnate! ;D If it were a person, I'd never forgive it for changing so much of my beloved pop culture!

...just kidding.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 7:54 pm


I was happy about seeing that video as well. Does Disney still make these type of intros? I'm a Disney nut, but I actually haven't been keeping up with Disney Channel for 5-6 years now.


I don't know. I've quit watching Disney Channel around 2008/09ish, since it wasn't really that cool to me. Especially with all of the rampant Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place reruns. I do know that their logo has changed recently. It looks like this.

http://cdnvideo.dolimg.com/cdn_assets/0dfecd0d9b7870bcb6037932bb22a5ea366ba029.png

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/06/16 at 8:09 pm

That's so Raven.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 8:11 pm


That's so Raven.


I remember watching a few episode of That's So Raven, but then I stopped watching it around 2008ish.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/06/16 at 8:15 pm


I remember watching a few episode of That's So Raven, but then I stopped watching it around 2008ish.


I love the theme song/intro song, it's so catchy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 8:17 pm


I love the theme song/intro song, it's so catchy.


It was pretty catchy.  :D

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Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/06/16 at 8:25 pm


Late 06 is Satan incarnate! ;D If it were a person, I'd never forgive it for changing so much of my beloved pop culture!

...just kidding.

Naw you right dude.
Late 2006 was TERRIBLE!  2007 was a much MUCH better year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 8:27 pm


Naw you right dude.
Late 2006 was TERRIBLE!  2007 was a much MUCH better year.


I think late 2006 was rather lame than terrible. I didn't think it was that bad, but I still think 2007 was really great.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/06/16 at 8:31 pm


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Like them old Disney channel intros. They did this for the entire 2000s. Not sure if they still do it today. All the people you see in this vid are those from early 2000s airing/debuting shows. Funny to think that these people aren't even on Disney channel anymore. There is a part where it says that Brena Song is still on a Disney Channel, but seeing how this vid is 8 years old it has become outdated. None of these guys star in 10's era Disney shows. Even shows old cartoons.


It's just really hard to believe that these early '00s Disney shows are considered to be "old" now. It seems like just yesterday that they were still airing new episodes.

The passage of time is honestly starting to get a little bit scary. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/06/16 at 8:38 pm


It's just really hard to believe that these early '00s Disney shows are considered to be "old" now. It seems like just yesterday that they were still airing new episodes.

The passage of time is honestly starting to get a little bit scary. :o


Time moves faster than the average person's awareness. The same thing happened in the 2000s where people found it hard to believe that 1990s stuff was seen as "old". And the same thing will happen again in the late 2020s/early 2030s when people will see the 2010s as an old time (freaky, right?). The shows in that Disney video are now 12+ years old. I'm in the same situation as you are where I'm also a bit startled on how much time has passed. I remember watching Lizzie McGuire as if I was aired yesterday, but in reality it's been over 10 years.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/06/16 at 8:41 pm


Time moves faster than the average person's awareness. The same thing happened in the 2000s where people found it hard to believe that 1990s stuff was seen as "old". And the same thing will happen again in the late 2020s/early 2030s when people will see the 2010s as an old time (freaky, right?). The shows in that Disney video are now 12+ years old. I'm in the same situation as you are where I'm also a bit startled on how much time has passed. I remember watching Lizzie McGuire as if I was aired yesterday, but in reality it's been over 10 years.  :-\\


I remember watching a few of those shows around 2005 and 2006, and that seems to be old for now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/06/16 at 8:45 pm


Time moves faster than the average person's awareness. The same thing happened in the 2000s where people found it hard to believe that 1990s stuff was seen as "old". And the same thing will happen again in the late 2020s/early 2030s when people will see the 2010s as an old time (freaky, right?). The shows in that Disney video are now 12+ years old. I'm in the same situation as you are where I'm also a bit startled on how much time has passed. I remember watching Lizzie McGuire as if I was aired yesterday, but in reality it's been over 10 years.  :-\\


Yeah, how old you are during a particular time period also can have a large effect on how you view it. The early '90s always seemed like an ancient time to me because my memories from those years are very fuzzy. In 2006, I had no problem envisioning 1991 as being 15 years ago, in fact, it honestly seemed even older than that to me. If you were a teen in the early '90s, though, and had clear memories of that time, then it would obviously not seem nearly as old to you.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 1:08 am


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Like them old Disney channel intros. They did this for the entire 2000s. Not sure if they still do it today. All the people you see in this vid are those from early 2000s airing/debuting shows. Funny to think that these people aren't even on Disney channel anymore. There is a part where it says that Brena Song is still on a Disney Channel, but seeing how this vid is 8 years old it has become outdated. None of these guys star in 10's era Disney shows. Even shows old cartoons.
No. Not anymore. I actually checked out the current shows on there a few years back and they barely did the intro. And yeah, I feel the same way. Hey, even the most of the current Disney stars aren't truly on that network anymore.


It's just really hard to believe that these early '00s Disney shows are considered to be "old" now. It seems like just yesterday that they were still airing new episodes.

The passage of time is honestly starting to get a little bit scary. :o



Time moves faster than the average person's awareness. The same thing happened in the 2000s where people found it hard to believe that 1990s stuff was seen as "old". And the same thing will happen again in the late 2020s/early 2030s when people will see the 2010s as an old time (freaky, right?). The shows in that Disney video are now 12+ years old. I'm in the same situation as you are where I'm also a bit startled on how much time has passed. I remember watching Lizzie McGuire as if I was aired yesterday, but in reality it's been over 10 years.  :-\\


I know! Time went fast. I was watching those shows like it was yesterday and now, they are all over 10 years old!! Heck, some are even 15 years old or close it. Damn just thinking, HM and HSM are also considered old now in the same way since they were airing new episodes and installments on the network close to 10 years ago.


It was pretty catchy.  :D

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I love the theme song/intro song, it's so catchy.
I agree. I might have not seen the show as much when it was current, but the theme song was absolutely catchy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/06/16 at 7:15 am

Say, can someone here take this picture and photoshop Miley and Selena out of it?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjKZSuaUYAA24OE.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/06/16 at 8:28 am


Say, can someone here take this picture and photoshop Miley out of it?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjKZSuaUYAA24OE.jpg


I think this is one of my biggest beaf with early-mid 2000's Disney Channel nostalgia is that those WAY younger than me (typically 2000's borns) would forcefully include shows like Hannah Montana & Wizards of Waverly Place in that category. I think there needs to be a general consensus (similar to how its generally accepted Nick's golden aged ended in 98' or CN's ended in 04'), any Disney sitcom, DCOM, or cartoon made AFTER the premiere of Hannah Montana or High School Musical IS NOT CLASSIC DISNEY! >:(

If you want to have nostalgia over those shows or movies you're free to do so. But there was a fundamental shift in Disney's marketing post 2006 that people who grew up mostly before it remembers TOO clearly.

Rant over.....

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/06/16 at 11:00 am


Say, can someone here take this picture and photoshop Miley out of it?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjKZSuaUYAA24OE.jpg


If I had Photoshop on my computer, I would.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 12/06/16 at 12:10 pm

To me Golden Age Disney Channel is 1998 to 2005. Golden Age Nick is 1991 to 1998 (Silver age is from 1998/9 to 2005). Golden Age Cartoon Network is 1997 to 2004 (with silver age being from 2004/5 to 2007). And Disney doesn't seem to have much of a Silver age to me. But then again this is all just my own opinion.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: 2001 on 12/06/16 at 1:08 pm

I like Phineas & Ferb and Yokai Watch. Come at me bros.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/06/16 at 2:40 pm


To me Golden Age Disney Channel is 1998 to 2005. Golden Age Nick is 1991 to 1998 (Silver age is from 1998/9 to 2005). Golden Age Cartoon Network is 1997 to 2004 (with silver age being from 2004/5 to 2007). And Disney doesn't seem to have much of a Silver age to me. But then again this is all just my own opinion.


Disney had a bit of a silver age to me (2006 to 2008). It's just that Disney Channel was already dying with their classic shows, in which their older audiences stopped watching them for that reason. I haven't stopped watching Disney's cartoons in general until early 2009, when Disney XD was launched.


I like Phineas & Ferb and Yokai Watch. Come at me bros.


I really don't care for Yokai Watch in general. It's basically a ripoff of Pokemon, but with an insane amount of Japanese references. This is probably something that other anime distributors wouldn't precisely do in America, as they usually Westernize it, but I guess Disney wants to teach about Japanese culture.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/06/16 at 4:14 pm


To me Golden Age Disney Channel is 1998 to 2005. Golden Age Nick is 1991 to 1998 (Silver age is from 1998/9 to 2005). Golden Age Cartoon Network is 1997 to 2004 (with silver age being from 2004/5 to 2007). And Disney doesn't seem to have much of a Silver age to me. But then again this is all just my own opinion.



It was still a premium channel from 1998-mid 2002. When most people think of the heyday it's usually 2002-2005.
And Sliver Age nick was dead by late 2004.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/06/16 at 4:16 pm


Disney had a bit of a silver age to me (2006 to 2008). It's just that Disney Channel was already dying with their classic shows, in which their older audiences stopped watching them for that reason. I haven't stopped watching Disney's cartoons in general until early 2009, when Disney XD was launched.

I really don't care for Yokai Watch in general. It's basically a ripoff of Pokemon, but with an insane amount of Japanese references. This is probably something that other anime distributors wouldn't precisely do in America, as they usually Westernize it, but I guess Disney wants to teach about Japanese culture.

2006-2007 season IMO.
Late 2007 until 2010 was it's ''dark age,'' IMO.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/06/16 at 4:37 pm


I think this is one of my biggest beaf with early-mid 2000's Disney Channel nostalgia is that those WAY younger than me (typically 2000's borns) would forcefully include shows like Hannah Montana & Wizards of Waverly Place in that category. I think there needs to be a general consensus (similar to how its generally accepted Nick's golden aged ended in 98' or CN's ended in 04'), any Disney sitcom, DCOM, or cartoon made AFTER the premiere of Hannah Montana or High School Musical IS NOT CLASSIC DISNEY! >:(

If you want to have nostalgia over those shows or movies you're free to do so. But there was a fundamental shift in Disney's marketing post 2006 that people who grew up mostly before it remembers TOO clearly.

Rant over.....


I... somehow watched Disney Channel, even after 2006, but most of the time I watched it for Toon Disney. After 2008, I lost interest towards Disney's TV networks in general, and focused more on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.


2006-2007 season IMO.
Late 2007 until 2010 was it's ''dark age,'' IMO.


Close enough. Although, Disney Channel never really got out of its dark age with its godawful sitcoms, imo. Disney XD seems different, but it doesn't feel the same with Toon Disney back then. Especially when I mostly watched it back in the mid-late 2000s.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: annimal on 12/06/16 at 4:45 pm

Silly Symphony cartoons  with movies that taught lessons like The Jungle Book

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/06/16 at 6:04 pm


2006-2007 season IMO.


Or Spring 2006-Summer 2007 was Disney Channel's silver age.

Of course late 2007 is when the channel was officially dead in the water because That's So Raven and Kim Possible were the leftover classic shows that ended and by then Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez were the face of Disney. I stopped watching Disney Channel a few months after Cory In The House premiered, but several months before Wizards of Waverly Place premiered. Season 2 of American Dragon Jake Long was one of the last stuff I was into that the channel offered, and the series finale of That's So Raven titled "The Way We Were". I didn't even know there was a bonus episode of That's So Raven was called "Where There's Smoke" that aired in late 2007, because I was no longer watching the channel by then.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/06/16 at 6:13 pm

and when I look back at Zoog Disney, I think I would have liked it better had I been older, not because I don't remember it, but it's because I was only preschool-Kindergarten age when Zoog Disney was on so a lot of its shows bored me since I was too young to understand the life situations and what was going on, I could only watch cartoons on TV when I was that young of an age, and even when I was in 1st grade (2002-2003) after Zoog ended, I still couldn't watch live-action shows yet. I could only watch cartoons. It wasn't until the summer before 2nd grade began when I finally found the first live-action show I could get into.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/06/16 at 8:12 pm


Or Spring 2006-Summer 2007 was Disney Channel's silver age.

Of course late 2007 is when the channel was officially dead in the water because That's So Raven and Kim Possible were the leftover classic shows that ended and by then Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez were the face of Disney. I stopped watching Disney Channel a few months after Cory In The House premiered, but several months before Wizards of Waverly Place premiered. Season 2 of American Dragon Jake Long was one of the last stuff I was into that the channel offered, and the series finale of That's So Raven titled "The Way We Were". I didn't even know there was a bonus episode of That's So Raven was called "Where There's Smoke" that aired in late 2007, because I was no longer watching the channel by then.


Yeah. It became infested with Hannah Montana reruns at the time. I only watched Toon Disney, even though I only cared for Pucca and Yin Yang Yo mostly. Toon Disney was like the Jetix channel, but I would care less.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/06/16 at 10:46 pm


I think there needs to be a general consensus (similar to how its generally accepted Nick's golden aged ended in 98' or CN's ended in 04'), any Disney sitcom, DCOM, or cartoon made AFTER the premiere of Hannah Montana or High School Musical IS NOT CLASSIC DISNEY! >:(

If you want to have nostalgia over those shows or movies you're free to do so. But there was a fundamental shift in Disney's marketing post 2006 that people who grew up mostly before it remembers TOO clearly.

Rant over.....

To be fair, it's all relative.

Older Millennials (those born from about 1982 to 1986) think the golden age of Disney Channel was 1983-early 1997, when it was a premium channel and showed mostly classic Disney cartoons, and began sucking in mid 1997, when it transitioned to basic cable, started up the "Zoog" branding, and lessened the classic cartoons in favor of teen sitcoms like Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/06/16 at 11:05 pm


To be fair, it's all relative.

Older Millennials (those born from about 1982 to 1986) think the golden age of Disney Channel was 1983-early 1997, when it was a premium channel and showed mostly classic Disney cartoons, and began sucking in mid 1997, when it transitioned to basic cable, started up the "Zoog" branding, and lessened the classic cartoons in favor of teen sitcoms like Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens.


Good point, what we define as the golden age is purely subjective. However I still have a HIGHLY amount of respect that era of the channel's history to the point where I feel it would be disheartening by shoving down what I think to be nostalgic (lets say Even Stevens) down the throats of those who grew up in the premium channel era. I've yet to see a collage of early 2000's Disney Channel shows mixed in with 80's/90's Disney Channel shows and passed up as one entire era of its own. But I've seen plenty of collages of Lizzie McGuire mixed in with Sonny with a Chance, implying they were part of the same era of the channel's history when in actuality they never aired in conjunction with each other either via original runs or reruns.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/07/16 at 5:12 am


Good point, what we define as the golden age is purely subjective. However I still have a HIGHLY amount of respect that era of the channel's history to the point where I feel it would be disheartening by shoving down what I think to be nostalgic (lets say Even Stevens) down the throats of those who grew up in the premium channel era. I've yet to see a collage of early 2000's Disney Channel shows mixed in with 80's/90's Disney Channel shows and passed up as one entire era of its own.

Does Disney even acknowledge their pre-1997 DCOMs? I don't think they've been shown on TV in 20 years. Kind of insulting to older fans.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/07/16 at 6:18 am


Good point, what we define as the golden age is purely subjective. However I still have a HIGHLY amount of respect that era of the channel's history to the point where I feel it would be disheartening by shoving down what I think to be nostalgic (lets say Even Stevens) down the throats of those who grew up in the premium channel era. I've yet to see a collage of early 2000's Disney Channel shows mixed in with 80's/90's Disney Channel shows and passed up as one entire era of its own. But I've seen plenty of collages of Lizzie McGuire mixed in with Sonny with a Chance, implying they were part of the same era of the channel's history when in actuality they never aired in conjunction with each other either via original runs or reruns.


I don't think there's a chance that anybody who grew up with Disney Channel in the 80s and/or early-mid 90s wouldn't give a crap. Their point of view on Disney Channel was way different than for people who grew up with it in the late 90s and 2000s.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/07/16 at 6:19 am


Does Disney even acknowledge their pre-1997 DCOMs? I don't think they've been shown on TV in 20 years. Kind of insulting to older fans.


I think they would cater more towards younger Millennials, so they just air the post-1997 DCOMs instead.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/07/16 at 1:12 pm


Does Disney even acknowledge their pre-1997 DCOMs? I don't think they've been shown on TV in 20 years. Kind of insulting to older fans.


I agree! Its the same frustration I have when barely anybody recognizes the former existence of Toon Disney. IMO this was the channel from what I could tell was basically the 2000's version of 'The Disney Channel'. So many memories formed from that very underrated channel, and nobody gives a crap (well maybe for Jetix ;D, but by that point most of the Disney Afternoon & Disney vault programming was off or slowly dying off). So I could only imagine how 80's babies feel when someone my age talks about 'Old School' Disney without ever mentioning the classics from the mid 90's & before, let alone a 2000's baby talking about how "Hannah Montana is what put Disney on the map!" ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/07/16 at 1:56 pm


I agree! Its the same frustration I have when barely anybody recognizes the former existence of Toon Disney. IMO this was the channel from what I could tell was basically the 2000's version of 'The Disney Channel'. So many memories formed from that very underrated channel, and nobody gives a crap (well maybe for Jetix ;D, but by that point most of the Disney Afternoon & Disney vault programming was off or slowly dying off). So I could only imagine how 80's babies feel when someone my age talks about 'Old School' Disney without ever mentioning the classics from the mid 90's & before, let alone a 2000's baby talking about how "Hannah Montana is what put Disney on the map!" ;D


I agree with this. Ever since Toon Disney was rebranded as Disney XD, nobody (along with the executives) ever gave a crap about reairing their older cartoons. They all care more about Gravity Falls or Star vs. The Force of Evil, or any other cartoon they have now. I know my favorite Disney cartoons is rather dated as hell, especially when I grew up mostly with the golden age of Disney Channel. However, it just seems dissatisfying when most of these cartoons now appeal to Tumblr users. *shudders* I care about the children, but they could at least put in some kiddy humor in them.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/07/16 at 7:28 pm


I agree! Its the same frustration I have when barely anybody recognizes the former existence of Toon Disney. IMO this was the channel from what I could tell was basically the 2000's version of 'The Disney Channel'. So many memories formed from that very underrated channel, and nobody gives a crap (well maybe for Jetix ;D, but by that point most of the Disney Afternoon & Disney vault programming was off or slowly dying off). So I could only imagine how 80's babies feel when someone my age talks about 'Old School' Disney without ever mentioning the classics from the mid 90's & before, let alone a 2000's baby talking about how "Hannah Montana is what put Disney on the map!" ;D

To be fair though, I think most of the pre-1997 DCOMs instead appear on ABC.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/07/16 at 10:54 pm


To be fair though, I think most of the pre-1997 DCOMs instead appear on ABC.


Really? I've personally have yet to see them. Now what would be nice if on Disney's Replay if they were to occasionally show some pre 1997 Disney Channel shows or heck some Disney Afternoon & One Saturday Morning Era Cartoons, that would be awesome!

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/07/16 at 10:58 pm


Really? I've personally have yet to see them.

If not, some of them are on DVD (like the one they did about Tom Sawyer), so it's not like Disney totally forgot their existence.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/07/16 at 11:39 pm


To be fair though, I think most of the pre-1997 DCOMs instead appear on ABC.


ABC showing reruns? I highly doubt that. Not the main station. It could be on one of its sister channels on digital cable or Netflix if possible. Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has shown reruns of old shows before, as well as WGN America.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/08/16 at 9:08 pm


I agree! Its the same frustration I have when barely anybody recognizes the former existence of Toon Disney. IMO this was the channel from what I could tell was basically the 2000's version of 'The Disney Channel'. So many memories formed from that very underrated channel, and nobody gives a crap (well maybe for Jetix ;D, but by that point most of the Disney Afternoon & Disney vault programming was off or slowly dying off). So I could only imagine how 80's babies feel when someone my age talks about 'Old School' Disney without ever mentioning the classics from the mid 90's & before, let alone a 2000's baby talking about how "Hannah Montana is what put Disney on the map!" ;D


I know how you feel about Toon Disney. I loved that channel back in the late '90s and early '00s. Even after I started high school I still watched TD fairly regularly. Pre-Jetix it had the perfect mix of classic Disney stuff from before my time (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc.), the cartoons I grew up (Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, etc.) and newer shows as well. I stopped watching after Jetix took over, though.

One thing about the classic Disney Channel is that many of us '80s babies never really got much of a chance to watch it because the channel was still a premium network in many areas until deep in the '90s. For example, we didn't get TDC added to our basic cable package until 1996, so I sadly went through over half of my core childhood years without it. :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/08/16 at 9:24 pm

Speaking of Disney Channel, Saberspark recently put out this video explaining what went wrong for them, if you're at all interested.

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I'm sure some of the 90s babies will be pissed that he thinks shows like Proud Family, Dave the Barbarian, and American Dragon are "meh". :-X

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/08/16 at 9:58 pm


Speaking of Disney Channel, Saberspark recently put out this video explaining what went wrong for them, if you're at all interested.

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I'm sure some of the 90s babies will be pissed that he thinks shows like Proud Family, Dave the Barbarian, and American Dragon are "meh". :-X


I already saw it and I thought the modern sitcoms made him notice that Disney Channel went downhill. Needless to say, but I think you could already that's more into Disney's movies than their TV shows.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/08/16 at 11:24 pm


I know how you feel about Toon Disney. I loved that channel back in the late '90s and early '00s. Even after I started high school I still watched TD fairly regularly. Pre-Jetix it had the perfect mix of classic Disney stuff from before my time (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc.), the cartoons I grew up (Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, etc.) and newer shows as well. I stopped watching after Jetix took over, though.

One thing about the classic Disney Channel is that many of us '80s babies never really got much of a chance to watch it because the channel was still a premium network in many areas until deep in the '90s. For example, we didn't get TDC added to our basic cable package until 1996, so I sadly went through over half of my core childhood years without it. :(


Yeah exactly! It was a pretty similar experience with me growing up. Most people my age were into channels like Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network. Toon Disney was amazing back in the day, but when I talk to people my age about nostalgic kid channels most of the time Toon Disney is never mentioned. I honestly do not remember the channel being part of a premium package in all honesty, at least the provider I had that is (which was Direct TV), so perhaps if someone had a different cable provider they may have not gotten the channel. Still though it sucks that the channel wasn't as popular as it was because it may still be in existence today (unlike Disney XD, taking it over).


So I could barely imagine how it is when talking about The Disney Channel pre 1997 with people around your age. That channel from what I've read was pretty obscure since most cable providers only offered on a premium package. This begs the question, do most people your age get nostalgic of Disney Channel at all? Like did they watch the channel during the late 90's & early 00's?

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 12/08/16 at 11:25 pm


ABC showing reruns? I highly doubt that. Not the main station. It could be on one of its sister channels on digital cable or Netflix if possible. Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has shown reruns of old shows before, as well as WGN America.

Oh yes, this past summer, the Freeform channel was showing some of the episodes of Disney Channel sitcoms of the 2000s decade (Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Suite Life).

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/08/16 at 11:26 pm


Speaking of Disney Channel, Saberspark recently put out this video explaining what went wrong for them, if you're at all interested.

J4wKaYryqUg

I'm sure some of the 90s babies will be pissed that he thinks shows like Proud Family, Dave the Barbarian, and American Dragon are "meh". :-X


Yeah I saw that video recently, and I agree with a lot of his points! Personally I'm not that offended since in all honesty I wasn't really that big into those shows either. The only Disney Channel cartoons I watched regularly were Kim Possible and The Proud Family. I'm sure you already know, but if I wanted to watch Disney TV Animation I usually tuned to Toon Disney instead.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 12/08/16 at 11:28 pm


Yeah exactly! It was a pretty similar experience with me growing up. Most people my age were into channels like Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network. Toon Disney was amazing back in the day, but when I talk to people my age about nostalgic kid channels most of the time Toon Disney is never mentioned. I honestly do not remember the channel being part of a premium package in all honesty, at least the provider I had that is (which was Direct TV), so perhaps if someone had a different cable provider they may have not gotten the channel. Still though it sucks that the channel wasn't as popular as it was because it may still be in existence today (unlike Disney XD, taking it over).



It sure was, even when my TV cable provider started including it, in 2001. Watching it brought back plenty of memories for me, as I used to enjoy the "Disney Afternoon" block from the early 90's, and Toon Disney aired all the shows from said block.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/08/16 at 11:34 pm


Oh yes, this past summer, the Freeform channel was showing some of the episodes of Disney Channel sitcoms of the 2000s decade (Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Suite Life).


He was asking about pre 1997 Disney Channel programming which I honestly do not think they even acknowledge anymore ;D

Also do you know if they still show reruns of those sitcoms you mentioned above?



It sure was, even when my TV cable provider started including it, in 2001. Watching it brought back plenty of memories for me, as I used to enjoy the "Disney Afternoon" block from the early 90's, and Toon Disney aired all the shows from said block.


Yeah as I've stated in the past, but Toon Disney was my 'Disney Afternoon', if that makes any sense. Its actually pretty cool that Disney in the early 00's still gave homage to their older shows like that. In a way it helps build connections with different generations, I'm sure you vividly remember watching Ducktales in the late 80's as much as I remember watching it in the early 00's!

However, it seems since the mid-late 2000's Disney (and really all of the big '3' are in the same boat) just wants to show 'new'. Heck even reruns of shows that are not even that old like Gravity Falls or Phineas & Ferb barely get any run time on the network. As mentioned in the video Zelek posted above, it seems that Disney executives now just want to jump onto the next big trend and ride that wave until its dry, and then completely throw it out once it's gone.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 12/08/16 at 11:41 pm


He was asking about pre 1997 Disney Channel programming which I honestly do not think they even acknowledge anymore ;D

Also do you know if they still show reruns of those sitcoms you mentioned above?

Nope, I think they were only doing it during the summer months. Right now the Freeform channel is airing Christmas movies pretty much all day; they are keeping the "25 Days Of Christmas" block that ABC Family used to air before it flipped to Freeform.





Yeah as I've stated in the past, but Toon Disney was my 'Disney Afternoon', if that makes any sense. Its actually pretty cool that Disney in the early 00's still gave homage to their older shows like that. In a way it helps build connections with different generations, I'm sure you vividly remember watching Ducktales in the late 80's as much as I remember watching it in the early 00's!

Awesome. For me (and many people who were kids during the 80's and early 90's), the Disney Afternoon block was probably a precursor to Toon Disney. And I agree with the part about building connections with different generations. And yes, I do remember "Ducktales", although I became a regular watcher of it once the Disney Afternoon block started. (I was born in '80, so when "DuckTales" premiered, I was still in my single-digits.)

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Written By: nally on 12/08/16 at 11:42 pm


However, it seems since the mid-late 2000's Disney (and really all of the big '3' are in the same boat) just wants to show 'new'. Heck even reruns of shows that are not even that old like Gravity Falls or Phineas & Ferb barely get any run time on the network. As mentioned in the video Zelek posted above, it seems that Disney executives now just want to jump onto the next big trend and ride that wave until its dry, and then completely throw it out once it's gone.

...which seems kinda sad.

Although I did enjoy "Phineas & Ferb", since it had an interesting premise.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/09/16 at 12:14 pm

I will be giving my thoughts on that video later on, and it sparks a lot of volumes in my mind I'll be getting into about the issues with Disney's animated shows always being scattered around different networks and syndicated throughout the years, while Disney's live action shows and movies have always stayed on the actual Disney Channel. I'll get more in depth into all of that later, but in the meantime, any of y'all want to know the best thing Disney Channel had to offer? It was the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) hands down.

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Written By: Looney Toon on 12/09/16 at 1:19 pm

Proud family and Dave the barbarian were alright. Never liked American Dragon all that much. Although when it comes to Disney's TV series I like their One Saturday Morning Shows the most. House of Mouse (which is still my favorite show), Pepper ann, Legend of Tarzan, Filmore!, Lloyd in Space, Weekenders, Jungle Cubs, Recess, Buzz light year etc were great. Heck even gave way to some live action shows such as Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire. Disney Afternoon is also good, but I only liked half of the shows (Bonkers, Chip n Dale, Ducktales, and Gargoyles).

For Disney TV I liked 1987 - 1993/4 and 1997 - 2002/3.  Although I am curious on what kids born in the 2000s will think of Disney channel today. Especially since the oldest 2000s born are in their mid teens and in high school (the 2000 to 2002 born are 14-16 as of 2016 in 9th and 11 grade).

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/09/16 at 2:09 pm


Nope, I think they were only doing it during the summer months. Right now the Freeform channel is airing Christmas movies pretty much all day; they are keeping the "25 Days Of Christmas" block that ABC Family used to air before it flipped to Freeform.



Awesome. For me (and many people who were kids during the 80's and early 90's), the Disney Afternoon block was probably a precursor to Toon Disney. And I agree with the part about building connections with different generations. And yes, I do remember "Ducktales", although I became a regular watcher of it once the Disney Afternoon block started. (I was born in '80, so when "DuckTales" premiered, I was still in my single-digits.)


Yeah it's the holidays so I kind of expected that. Hopefully they show more reruns of the shows soon!

Also that's awesome! I kind of wish I was old enough be a kid during the Disney Afternoon era cause it would of been cool seeing those shows as 'new' and this exciting.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/09/16 at 2:13 pm


I will be giving my thoughts on that video later on, and it sparks a lot of volumes in my mind I'll be getting into about the issues with Disney's animated shows always being scattered around different networks and syndicated throughout the years, while Disney's live action shows and movies have always stayed on the actual Disney Channel. I'll get more in depth into all of that later, but in the meantime, any of y'all want to know the best thing Disney Channel had to offer? It was the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) hands down.


THIS.

Idk about you but the DCOMs (at least those made in 2004 & before) always seemed the most inclusive out of all of Disney channels programming. Shows like Even Stevens or Famous Jett Jackson targeted boys, while shows like Lizzie McGuire or That's So Raven tagretwd girls. Of course there's some people (like you and me) that were able to like both, buts let's be honest as kids you don't want to admit to liking something seen as 'girly' or vice versa. However the DCOMs always seemed to be engaging to all audiences regardless of age, gender, etc. Hence why a lot of them like Halloween Town were also aired on ABC affiliated networks like ABC Family.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/09/16 at 2:30 pm


So I could barely imagine how it is when talking about The Disney Channel pre 1997 with people around your age. That channel from what I've read was pretty obscure since most cable providers only offered on a premium package. This begs the question, do most people your age get nostalgic of Disney Channel at all? Like did they watch the channel during the late 90's & early 00's?


I would image that there are probably quite a few early '80s babies that don't have any Disney Channel nostalgia because they went through their entire childhoods without ever having a chance to watch the network. I think it wasn't really until the mid '90s that cable providers really started to offer TDC as a basic channel in large numbers, so kids born in 1980 would've been in high school by then.

As for me, as a 1987 baby I did watch some Disney Channel during my preteen years in the late '90s. Stuff like Bug Juice and Flash Forward I watched religiously and have a lot of nostalgia for. The main reason I watched TDC in the late '90s, though, was for the Disney Original Movies. Brink!, The Thirteenth Year, Johnny Tsunami. man they had some awesome stuff back then. 8)

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Written By: mqg96 on 12/09/16 at 2:45 pm


Proud family and Dave the barbarian were alright. Never liked American Dragon all that much. Although when it comes to Disney's TV series I like their One Saturday Morning Shows the most. House of Mouse (which is still my favorite show), Pepper ann, Legend of Tarzan, Filmore!, Lloyd in Space, Weekenders, Jungle Cubs, Recess, Buzz light year etc were great. Heck even gave way to some live action shows such as Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire. Disney Afternoon is also good, but I only liked half of the shows (Bonkers, Chip n Dale, Ducktales, and Gargoyles).


I also preferred more One Saturday Morning shows on Toon Disney than Disney Afternoon shows on Toon Disney as well. A lot of the Disney Afternoon ones have aged horribly and my favorite Toon Disney show of all time was House of Mouse which was part of One Saturday Morning.

When it comes to American Dragon Jake Long, it was never perfect in my eyes because with season 1 the animation was great but the story-line was kinda slow picking up, but still decent enough. With season 2 the story-line was much better, deeper, and more touching, but the animation changed which turned a lot of people off. I hear that some people didn't like American Dragon because of the hip-hop stereotypes added on Jake's personality but personally I just ignored that and focused on the mythological story and action. It payed off by the series finale. I think it was the most underrated Disney Channel original cartoon of all time. I preferred it over Kim Possible (which I liked but it was slightly overrated in many ways too).

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mqg96 on 12/09/16 at 2:47 pm


Yeah I saw that video recently, and I agree with a lot of his points! Personally I'm not that offended since in all honesty I wasn't really that big into those shows either. The only Disney Channel cartoons I watched regularly were Kim Possible and The Proud Family. I'm sure you already know, but if I wanted to watch Disney TV Animation I usually tuned to Toon Disney instead.


I watched Disney Channel and Toon Disney/Jetix equally growing up. I considered all of it as one. Unlike Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon where I'd always consider those as separate from its sister networks.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/09/16 at 2:49 pm


I will be giving my thoughts on that video later on, and it sparks a lot of volumes in my mind I'll be getting into about the issues with Disney's animated shows always being scattered around different networks and syndicated throughout the years, while Disney's live action shows and movies have always stayed on the actual Disney Channel. I'll get more in depth into all of that later, but in the meantime, any of y'all want to know the best thing Disney Channel had to offer? It was the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) hands down.


I thought the cartoons from the early-mid 2000s were pretty neat for Disney Channel. Although, the DCOMs were really good. Also, very unpopular opinion here, but I thought High School Musical was the last good DCOM.

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Written By: mqg96 on 12/09/16 at 2:53 pm


I thought the cartoons from the early-mid 2000s were pretty neat for Disney Channel. Although, the DCOMs were really good. Also, very unpopular opinion here, but I thought High School Musical was the last good DCOM.


I don't hate on people for liking High School Musical at all. It was the Grease of our generation. I can respect anybody considering it as the last good DCOM in their opinion.

Not only the movie was extremely annoying to me, but hearing the songs being played by bands in elementary school and middle school plus the movie being replayed in classes several times. It was irritating. Back in 4th grade you could not go to school without hearing girls singing songs from that movie.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/09/16 at 2:59 pm


I don't hate on people for liking High School Musical at all. It was the Grease of our generation. I can respect anybody considering it as the last good DCOM in their opinion.

Not only the movie was extremely annoying to me, but hearing the songs being played by bands in elementary school and middle school plus the movie being replayed in classes several times. It was irritating. Back in 4th grade you could not go to school without hearing girls singing songs from that movie.


Same here. It was like the anthem for mid and late 2000s kids. No matter where you go, you would see High School Musical merchandise with kids. It was everywhere, even though I didn't really bother with that. Plus, I kinda enjoy the movie when I watched it at their house. It's just that HSM seems way better than any other DCOM that was released after 2006, imo. Starting with Camp Rock, it brought in a very dark age for DCOMs that nobody has ever heard of them.

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Written By: mqg96 on 12/09/16 at 3:01 pm


I thought the cartoons from the early-mid 2000s were pretty neat for Disney Channel. Although, the DCOMs were really good. Also, very unpopular opinion here, but I thought High School Musical was the last good DCOM.


Also, the last good DCOM for me was Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. It was kinda cheesy but I was in karate at the time so it grabbed my immediate attention. Life Is Ruff, The Proud Family Movie, and Twitches was the last good stretch of DCOM before High School Musical premiered.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/10/16 at 1:57 pm


Also, the last good DCOM for me was Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. It was kinda cheesy but I was in karate at the time so it grabbed my immediate attention. Life Is Ruff, The Proud Family Movie, and Twitches was the last good stretch of DCOM before High School Musical premiered.


Sounds better than all of the post-2007 DCOMs, to be fair.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/12/16 at 8:18 pm


I thought the cartoons from the early-mid 2000s were pretty neat for Disney Channel. Although, the DCOMs were really good. Also, very unpopular opinion here, but I thought High School Musical was the last good DCOM.


In all honesty, I never hated HSM, I thought it was a pretty decent DCOM, cute story (very cheesy, but nothing that bad), and the songs were catchy and energizing (for better or worse). But like @mqg said, the movie was milked to death! All I remember from 4th/5th grades is girls my age singing 'We're all in this forever' and boys singing 'get your head in the game'.  It got to the point where I started to resent the movie & its subsequent franchise just because the movie itself was played too often.

As stated before, but the massive popularity of HSM and Hannah Montana signaled a shift in Disney Channel's overall programming. One of which is the need for Disney channel shows, movies, & the stars themselves to be involved in music, which I think you can draw the conclusions on where they got that idea from.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/12/16 at 8:27 pm


In all honesty, I never hated HSM, I thought it was a pretty decent DCOM, cute story (very cheesy, but nothing that bad), and the songs were catchy and energizing (for better or worse). But like @mqg said, the movie was milked to death! All I remember from 4th/5th grades is girls my age singing 'We're all in this forever' and boys singing 'get your head in the game'.  It got to the point where I started to resent the movie & its subsequent franchise just because the movie itself was played too often.


I remember it was so big, that even South Park made a episode satirizing all the kids who watched it in the late 2000s. It was a very memorable episode, imo.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/12/16 at 8:34 pm

If you're talking about Modern Disney Channel (anything post 1997) then it looks something like this:

Mid 1997 - Mid 2002: Silver Age

Best Era of DCOMs such as Johnny Tsunami and Brink

Decent era for live action shows ranging from shows like Lizzie McGuire and So Weird

Good era for animation with the Disney Vault


Late 2002 - Early 2006: Golden Age

Good era of DCOMs such as The Even Stevens Movie and Pixel Perfect

Best era for live action shows ranging from Thats So Raven and Phil of the Future

Decent era for animation with the lack of Disney Vault but redeeming it self with Kim Possible and The Proud Family


Mid 2006 - Mid 2007: Silver Age

Decent era of DCOMs such as High School Musical and Wendy Wu

Decent era for live action shows ranging from Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana

Lackluster era for animation with the end of Kim Possible


Late 2007 - 2011: Downfall/Bronze Age

Lackluster era of DCOMs such as the High School Musical series and Camp Rock

Lackluster era for live action with the Jonas Brothers and Wizards of Waverly Place

Bad era for animation with Phineas & Ferb being the ONLY good cartoon on the network and one of the only ones that were treated fairly


2011 - Present: Modern Era/Dark Ages

Cliche era of DCOMs with uhm... High School Musical clones?

Massively cliche era for alive action ranging from good like Girl Meets World to cliche like Austin & Ally

Worst era for animation with little to no cartoons being broadcasted on the network



I remember it was so big, that even South Park made a episode satirizing all the kids who watched it in the late 2000s. It was a very memorable episode, imo.


Didnt even know they did that lol!

Yeah it was insane being in middle school during that time, half of the kids in my grade (like me) either hated it or were just indifferent to it and the other half of kids my age thought it was the second coming of Jesus christ ;D

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/17/16 at 1:04 pm


I also preferred more One Saturday Morning shows on Toon Disney than Disney Afternoon shows on Toon Disney as well. A lot of the Disney Afternoon ones have aged horribly and my favorite Toon Disney show of all time was House of Mouse which was part of One Saturday Morning.

I gotta admit bro. I thought Ducktales and Gargoyles were better than anything OSM put out. But overall you're correct OSM as a whole was better than the Disney Afternoon. Pepper Anne, Recess, Buzz lightyear, Lloyd in Space, Teachers Pet, hold up MUCH better than Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Goof Troop, etc.

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Written By: nally on 12/17/16 at 2:56 pm


Also, the last good DCOM for me was Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. It was kinda cheesy but I was in karate at the time so it grabbed my immediate attention.

I have seen parts of that. It sorta grabbed my attention due to the fact that it starred Brenda Song, better known for her role as London Tipton on the Suite Life series.

I had learned some karate myself when I was a preteen, but for me that was in the early 90's. I didn't get very far, though. :-\\

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/17/16 at 3:24 pm


I gotta admit bro. I thought Ducktales and Gargoyles were better than anything OSM put out. But overall you're correct OSM as a whole was better than the Disney Afternoon. Pepper Anne, Recess, Buzz lightyear, Lloyd in Space, Teachers Pet, hold up MUCH better than Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Goof Troop, etc.


Honestly I would say quality & variety wise they're about equal. We're of course are slightly biased as we grew up with the OSM era shows first hand, while the Disney Afternoon shows only on through reruns. I'm sure kids 10 years younger than us think that shows like Phineas & Ferb or Gravity Falls are better than the OSM Era shows we grew up with, etc.

However IMHO the best shows from the respective eras in my mind are these:

Disney Afternoon Era:

1. Ducktales (hands down!!!)

2. Chip n' Dale

3. Darkwing Duck


One Saturday Morning Era:

1. Recess (hands down!!!)

2. The Weekenders

3. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command


Early Disney Channel Era:

1. Kim Possible (hands down!!!)

2. The Proud Family

3. American Dragon: Jake Long


Modern Disney Channel Era:

1. Phineas & Ferb

2. Gravity Falls

3. Star vs the Force of Evil

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/17/16 at 3:26 pm

Also speaking about 'old school' Disney Channel, but any of ya'll remember these Disney Channel PSA's back in the day? 'Express Yourself!'

yUVi5OOIZeE

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Written By: Looney Toon on 12/17/16 at 3:29 pm


Honestly I would say quality & variety wise they're about equal. We're of course are slightly biased as we grew up with the OSM era shows first hand, while the Disney Afternoon shows only on through reruns. I'm sure kids 10 years younger than us think that shows like Phineas & Ferb or Gravity Falls are better than the OSM Era shows we grew up with, etc.

However IMHO the best shows from the respective eras in my mind are these:

Disney Afternoon Era:

1. Ducktales (hands down!!!)

2. Chip n' Dale

3. Darkwing Duck


One Saturday Morning Era:

1. Recess (hands down!!!)

2. The Weekenders

3. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command


Early Disney Channel Era:

1. Kim Possible (hands down!!!)

2. The Proud Family

3. American Dragon: Jake Long


Modern Disney Channel Era:

1. Phineas & Ferb

2. Gravity Falls

3. Star vs the Force of Evil


I don't see any mention of House of Mouse in that list. Looks like we have ourselves a problem.  >:(

All jokes aside mines would be:

Disney Afternoon
#1 - Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
#2 - Gargoyles
#3 - Bonkers (Although most people hated this show)

Disney One Saturday Morning
#1 - House of Mouse
#2 - Recess
#3 - Weekenders

Early Disney Channel
#1 - Proud Family
#2 - Kim Possible
#3 - Dave The Barbarian

Modern Disney Channel
#1 - Gravity Falls
#2 - Star vs the Forces of Evil
#3 - Phineas and Ferb

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 12/17/16 at 3:31 pm


Also speaking about 'old school' Disney Channel, but any of ya'll remember these Disney Channel PSA's back in the day? 'Express Yourself!'

yUVi5OOIZeE


I swear it's crazy how much Disney channel as changed over the course of 10+ years.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/17/16 at 5:15 pm



However IMHO the best shows from the respective eras in my mind are these:

Disney Afternoon Era:

1. Ducktales (hands down!!!)

2. Chip n' Dale

3. Darkwing Duck

Chip n Dale & Darkwing a Duck better than Gargoyles?! ???  GTFO! ::) I'm just messing with ya.  ;D I know it's your opinion. ;)

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Written By: mqg96 on 12/17/16 at 5:19 pm


Chip n Dale & Darkwing a Duck better than Gargoyles?! ???  GTFO! ::) I'm just messing with ya.  ;D I know it's your opinion. ;)


Just to let you know, my favorite Disney Afternoon shows were Timon & Pumbaa, Aladdin (TV series), and Gargoyles. DuckTales was a good show but it wasn't my favorite IMO. I enjoyed House of Mouse and Recess a lot more. Toon Disney literally had so many shows scattered around the network 24/7 during the pre-Jetix era I don't even remember watching half of the shows TBH lol. Toon Disney aired syndicated cartoons that were NOT part of Disney Afternoon or OSM.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/17/16 at 5:25 pm


Just to let you know, my favorite Disney Afternoon shows were Timon & Pumbaa, Aladdin (TV series), and Gargoyles. DuckTales was a good show but it wasn't my favorite IMO. I enjoyed House of Mouse and Recess a lot more. Toon Disney literally had so many shows scattered around the network 24/7 during the pre-Jetix era I don't even remember watching half of the shows TBH lol. Toon Disney aired syndicated cartoons that were NOT part of Disney Afternoon or OSM.

Nice list your top 3 are in my top 5. :) With Gargoyles, Ducktales, Timon &Pumbaa, Aladdin, and Talespin being my favorites. And yes you are correct, they would air things like Sonic ATM which weren't even apart of the Disney lore ;D,  but that was before I got the channel.

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Written By: nally on 12/18/16 at 9:18 am


Chip n Dale & Darkwing a Duck better than Gargoyles?! ???  GTFO! ::) I'm just messing with ya.  ;D I know it's your opinion. ;)

I have similar opinions as well. As a watcher of the Disney Afternoon block during its first few years in the early 90's, I liked DuckTales and Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers the best, followed closely by TaleSpin.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/18/16 at 2:15 pm


Honestly I would say quality & variety wise they're about equal. We're of course are slightly biased as we grew up with the OSM era shows first hand, while the Disney Afternoon shows only on through reruns. I'm sure kids 10 years younger than us think that shows like Phineas & Ferb or Gravity Falls are better than the OSM Era shows we grew up with, etc.

However IMHO the best shows from the respective eras in my mind are these:

Disney Afternoon Era:

1. Ducktales (hands down!!!)

2. Chip n' Dale

3. Darkwing Duck


One Saturday Morning Era:

1. Recess (hands down!!!)

2. The Weekenders

3. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command


I have kind of an interesting perspective on this as I really grew up with both the Disney Afternoon and (early) One Saturday Morning eras. My peak childhood years came during the Disney Afternoon era, but I was in junior high during most of the early OSM era, and did watch it every Saturday up until 1999.

If I had to pick one I would say that I prefer Disney Afternoon slightly, particularly Ducktales and Darkwing Duck (which are two of my favorite cartoons of all-time). For One Saturday Morning, I like the first wave shows from 1997 (like Recess, Pepper Ann and the forgotten gem Science Court), while shows like The Weekenders and Buzz Lightyear aired after I'd stopped watching OSM.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/18/16 at 3:38 pm

Yeah those shows you guys mentioned are all good! It makes me wish that Disney would return to the innovative magic they had. It was mentioned in the video Zelek posted, but since the late 2000's it seems that Disney cartoons are put on the back burner. Unlike before then when their live action shows and cartoons were treated equally fair

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/18/16 at 3:45 pm


Yeah those shows you guys mentioned are all good! It makes me wish that Disney would return to the innovative magic they had. It was mentioned in the video Zelek posted, but since the late 2000's it seems that Disney cartoons are put on the back burner. Unlike before then when their live action shows and cartoons were treated equally fair


Same with Disney Channel in general. Ever since they found Hannah Montana to be worth a lot, they kept putting reruns of the show over and over again, while making various sitcoms that follow the same formula. It also started competition (somehow) with Nickelodeon to make the same formula of sitcoms as Disney Channel. Toon Disney on the other hand was like the same, until they rebranded as Disney XD in early 2009. Things with Disney was never the same ever since.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/18/16 at 9:00 pm


Same with Disney Channel in general. Ever since they found Hannah Montana to be worth a lot, they kept putting reruns of the show over and over again, while making various sitcoms that follow the same formula. It also started competition (somehow) with Nickelodeon to make the same formula of sitcoms as Disney Channel. Toon Disney on the other hand was like the same, until they rebranded as Disney XD in early 2009. Things with Disney was never the same ever since.


I agree! Before 2006 you had an equal amount of cartoons and live action shows on the network such as Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, etc.

Heck they even had reruns of syndicated ABC shows like Boy Meets World & Sister Sister on there! Disney channel had more variety in the early 2000's, in comparison to today.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/19/16 at 6:04 am


I agree! Before 2006 you had an equal amount of cartoons and live action shows on the network such as Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, etc.

Heck they even had reruns of syndicated ABC shows like Boy Meets World & Sister Sister on there! Disney channel had more variety in the early 2000's, in comparison to today.


Disney Channel had more variety and excitement to watch back then. It drove in more attention to me than Cartoon Network, although I watched it greatly around late 2006/early 2007. But to Disney Channel, it had a short golden age. It was still good, but not to a whole decade. At least it was still enjoyable until mid 2006.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 12/19/16 at 10:29 am


Yeah those shows you guys mentioned are all good! It makes me wish that Disney would return to the innovative magic they had. It was mentioned in the video Zelek posted, but since the late 2000's it seems that Disney cartoons are put on the back burner. Unlike before then when their live action shows and cartoons were treated equally fair

Yeah it sure seems that way :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Looney Toon on 12/19/16 at 11:26 am


Yeah it sure seems that way :(


Which is a shame since Disney has shown that from the 1980s to present day they've been able to make good TV shows.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 12/19/16 at 1:54 pm


I swear it's crazy how much Disney channel as changed over the course of 10+ years.

Very much so.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/19/16 at 1:55 pm


Which is a shame since Disney has shown that from the 1980s to present day they've been able to make good TV shows.


Not on Disney Channel though. They weren't well known into their own channel until the late 90s/2000s. Throughout the 80s and 90s, they were more known towards syndication on ABC.

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Written By: Ripley on 12/19/16 at 5:23 pm

Yes Lizzie and Even Stevens! And all those great movies.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: YuYuYuuki on 02/27/17 at 4:31 pm

I loved That's So Raven and later got into the spinoff Cory in the House.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: nally on 02/28/17 at 5:34 pm


I loved That's So Raven and later got into the spinoff Cory in the House.

I liked those sitcoms as well, as there were some interesting plotlines.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/28/17 at 5:43 pm


I liked those sitcoms as well, as there were some interesting plotlines.


For one thing, That's So Raven was the only sitcom that I watched on Disney Channel. I do recall the Suite Life of Zack and Cody though, but that was from a game on Disney's website that I played years ago.

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Written By: nally on 02/28/17 at 5:45 pm


For one thing, That's So Raven was the only sitcom that I watched on Disney Channel. I do recall the Suite Life of Zack and Cody though, but that was from a game on Disney's website that I played years ago.

I didn't know Suite Life had a game. I only knew about the TV show, which I enjoyed.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/28/17 at 5:48 pm


I didn't know Suite Life had a game. I only knew about the TV show, which I enjoyed.


Disney made a lot of games for their TV shows during the 2000s. I remember the Suite Life, Lilo and Stitch, and (maybe) Kim Possible ones. Although, I didn't play with them that much.

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Written By: nally on 02/28/17 at 5:51 pm


Disney made a lot of games for their TV shows during the 2000s. I remember the Suite Life, Lilo and Stitch, and (maybe) Kim Possible ones. Although, I didn't play with them that much.

That is interesting. I just know that I started watching the channel regularly in '05, the year that Suite Life premiered. I happened to stumble across it and it looked like an interesting show.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/28/17 at 5:52 pm


That is interesting. I just know that I started watching the channel regularly in '05, the year that Suite Life premiered. I happened to stumble across it and it looked like an interesting show.


I started watching Disney Channel by late 2004, when I started Kindergarten. However, I did watch Playhouse Disney before since I was really into Bear in the Big Blue House when I was little.

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Written By: nally on 02/28/17 at 5:59 pm


I started watching Disney Channel by late 2004, when I started Kindergarten. However, I did watch Playhouse Disney before since I was really into Bear in the Big Blue House when I was little.

Even though I was in my 20s at the time, I still found certain programs on there interesting (but only the sitcoms; however I also enjoyed the animated show Phineas & Ferb).

When I was little, however, we didn't have cable tv; even so, during the first several years of Disney Channel's existence it was a premium channel, so if I ever had the chance to see it in the 80s or 90s, it was usually at a hotel. (I think it lost its status as a premium channel in the late 90's or early 2000s, cuz by the time we finally started subscribing to cable, it was on the basic lineup.)

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Written By: mqg96 on 02/28/17 at 5:59 pm

That's So Raven was the best show of Disney Channel because of how adventurous and diverse the show could be even with a female lead. Anything from the Hillary Duff, Raven Samone, Kim Possible, and Proud Family era were the peak of Disney Channel along with its original movies. That's So Raven seasons 1-3 was the peak of the show's popularity when they were coming up with good ideas when the main cast was in high school. Season 4 of That's So Raven is when the show began to decline when Raven was working in the hair salon and they were running out of ideas, plus Stanley was an unlikable character who appeared a lot more throughout that season as well. I couldn't get into Cory in the House because whole White House theme was so cheesy & boring to me. I only watched the first 4 or 5 episodes of the series and I gave up on it. I feel like Cory in the House had a lot more potential with the characters had it been better writing & and a better setting. As much as some people might disagree Disney Channel was done for when Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez became the face of the network.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 02/28/17 at 6:01 pm

There's a meme going around the Internet now that "Cory in the house is the best anime".

Maybe it's just me but I find it to be a really unfunny and forced joke.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/28/17 at 6:08 pm


There's a meme going around the Internet now that "Cory in the house is the best anime".

Maybe it's just me but I find it to be a really unfunny and forced joke.


I think it's a funny meme, but that's mostly because it's a "so bad it's good" show to me.

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Written By: mqg96 on 02/28/17 at 6:15 pm


There's a meme going around the Internet now that "Cory in the house is the best anime".

Maybe it's just me but I find it to be a really unfunny and forced joke.


I can't stand that meme either. It's been going on for at least 2 years now.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/28/17 at 6:46 pm


I can't stand that meme either. It's been going on for at least 2 years now.


It's waning down a bit, from what I heard. Not a lot of people use it anymore. It's all about "We are number one" now.

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Written By: Looney Toon on 02/28/17 at 7:21 pm


It's waning down a bit, from what I heard. Not a lot of people use it anymore. It's all about "We are number one" now.


We are number one, but it's sung by all the active members of InThe00s.  8)

Not gonna lie. I did find the We are Number One meme to be funny.
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I love that 2007 version. Captures that feel of watching old youtube vids.

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Written By: 80sfan on 02/28/17 at 7:41 pm

You guys, that's so Raven!!!

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Written By: Zelek3 on 06/22/17 at 3:51 pm

Bumping, because Disney is making a sequel to That's So Raven. Will it be good or will it be rubbish like most other continuations/reboots, I wonder.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 06/22/17 at 3:52 pm

Getting into more obscure late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel shows.

Does anyone else think Madeline was the coziest show of all-time?

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Written By: mqg96 on 06/23/17 at 5:30 am


Getting into more obscure late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel shows.

Does anyone else think Madeline was the coziest show of all-time?


Madeline technically wasn't a Disney Channel show, it was syndicated on Playhouse Disney and Toon Disney for reruns, but I do remember it being on there a lot though. I agree it did feel pretty cozy.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 06/23/17 at 5:50 am

Yep, early-childhood shows were great at feeling cozy.

Other shows that I watched in my early childhood with this feel were "Kipper", "Babar", and "Spot the Dog".

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Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/23/17 at 10:34 am


Yep, early-childhood shows were great at feeling cozy.

Other shows that I watched in my early childhood with this feel were "Kipper", "Babar", and "Spot the Dog".


When it comes to early childhood type shows, you can't tell me that there's a theme song more nostalgic than this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cJf8JA5eik

That truly makes me miss 1990.

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Written By: annimal on 06/23/17 at 10:40 am

Pooh bear Winnie the pooh bear

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/23/17 at 10:46 am


Getting into more obscure late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel shows.

Does anyone else think Madeline was the coziest show of all-time?


Technically, the show was made for The Family Channel. It was aired on Toon Disney in the United States.

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Written By: mqg96 on 06/23/17 at 12:31 pm


Technically, the show was made for The Family Channel. It was aired on Toon Disney in the United States.


and Disney Channel during the mornings too (Playhouse Disney)

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/23/17 at 12:52 pm


and Disney Channel during the mornings too (Playhouse Disney)


That too. It was widely popular from Playhouse Disney, which actually fits in with their other programming.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/23/17 at 12:56 pm

I'm not sure if I watched Madeline or not...the show looks familiar but I'm just not sure :-\\.

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/23/17 at 1:19 pm


I'm not sure if I watched Madeline or not...the show looks familiar but I'm just not sure :-\\.


I think I only watched a couple episodes from the show. I was more familiar with the books and 1998 movie as a kid. My parents even got me a tea set that was branded with Madeline, for some reason.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline_(1998_film)

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/23/17 at 1:23 pm


I think I only watched a couple episodes from the show. I was more familiar with the books and 1998 movie as a kid. My parents even got me a tea set that was branded with Madeline, for some reason.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline_(1998_film)

Cool but I'm still not sure on if I watched it or not....oh well.

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Written By: mqg96 on 06/23/17 at 1:29 pm


I'm not sure if I watched Madeline or not...the show looks familiar but I'm just not sure :-\\.


It was on Playhouse Disney every morning, see, a lot of our memories of preschool shows were before grade school when we were preschool age at home during the mornings, because by the time we got to elementary school we were no longer able to catch those shows, and we moved on to older kid shows during the afternoons or nights. PBS Kids was the only educational block I still watched by the time I hit Kindergarten, and Stanley was the only Playhouse Disney show I watched since it was the last show on the block when I got home from school. Most of my memories of Nick Jr shows were on VHS tapes I'd watch with my grandma and cousins. Blue Clues, Gullah Gullah Island, Franklin, Little Bill, and Dora (yes the earlier episodes) were the ones I remembered the most. This was back in 2001 & early 2002. It's still normal for a 6 year old in Kindergarten to watch preschool shows. A 6 year old in 1st grade on the other hand.....

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/23/17 at 1:35 pm


It was on Playhouse Disney every morning, see, a lot of our memories of preschool shows were before grade school when we were preschool age at home during the mornings, because by the time we got to elementary school we were no longer able to catch those shows, and we moved on to older kid shows during the afternoons or nights. PBS Kids was the only educational block I still watched by the time I hit Kindergarten, and Stanley was the only Playhouse Disney show I watched since it was the last show on the block when I got home from school. Most of my memories of Nick Jr shows were on VHS tapes I'd watch with my grandma and cousins. Blue Clues, Gullah Gullah Island, Franklin, Little Bill, and Dora (yes the earlier episodes) were the ones I remembered the most. This was back in 2001 & early 2002. It's still normal for a 6 year old in Kindergarten to watch preschool shows. A 6 year old in 1st grade on the other hand.....

Yes, I freaking loved Nick Jr :D.

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Written By: annimal on 06/23/17 at 4:32 pm

Blues Clu ues Blues Clues

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Written By: mimitchi33 on 06/24/17 at 3:47 pm


Getting into more obscure late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel shows.

Does anyone else think Madeline was the coziest show of all-time?

I loved Madeline! My mom got me a doll of her that sang from Gennovese (an old drug store), and I had some of the VHS tapes.

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Written By: annimal on 06/24/17 at 4:04 pm

who?

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/24/17 at 4:14 pm


I loved Madeline! My mom got me a doll of her that sang from Gennovese (an old drug store), and I had some of the VHS tapes.


I had some of the Madeline books as a kid. I still have them in my room.

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Written By: 2001 on 06/26/17 at 11:36 pm


When it comes to early childhood type shows, you can't tell me that there's a theme song more nostalgic than this.

That truly makes me miss 1990.


This TV show was crack! And one of the few memories I have of 1996 (or it might have been early 1997) was going to the store to buy the movie. It was hype!  :D

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Written By: John Titor on 06/28/17 at 11:09 am

I miss zoog

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/28/17 at 12:14 pm


I miss zoog


I honestly miss Toon Disney and Playhouse Disney. It turned to sh*t ever since they were replaced with "Disney Junior" and "Disney XD".  8-P

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Written By: nally on 06/28/17 at 12:21 pm


I honestly miss Toon Disney and Playhouse Disney. It turned to sh*t ever since they were replaced with "Disney Junior" and "Disney XD".  8-P

I agree. Toon Disney was great; it contained several cartoon shows that used to be part of the 'Disney Afternoon' lineup from the 90's. (A few of those shows, such as DuckTales and Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, actually premiered in the late 80's, but I still grew up watching them.)

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/28/17 at 12:30 pm


I agree. Toon Disney was great; it contained several cartoon shows that used to be part of the 'Disney Afternoon' lineup from the 90's. (A few of those shows, such as DuckTales and Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, actually premiered in the late 80's, but I still grew up watching them.)


I mostly remember Toon Disney for House of Mouse and their Jetix block. Used to be cool watching it around 2006-2008.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/28/17 at 12:48 pm


I mostly remember Toon Disney for House of Mouse and their Jetix block. Used to be cool watching it around 2006-2008.

I concur with this statement 8).

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Written By: mqg96 on 06/28/17 at 10:37 pm


I honestly miss Toon Disney and Playhouse Disney. It turned to sh*t ever since they were replaced with "Disney Junior" and "Disney XD".  8-P


I obviously grew out of Playhouse Disney loooong before it became Disney Junior, and Toon Disney fell apart when Jetix took over the schedule throughout the mid 00's (not because Jetix was bad). I've said it many times, but there was no point of keeping Toon Disney anymore by 2006 because Jetix had taken over 80% of the schedule while Toon Disney became mostly current run Disney Channel shows, so Disney XD was a good idea, even though I was mad at the time it happened because I was younger. Disney Junior doesn't matter, as well as many other preschool blocks targeted towards 2-6 year old's.

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/29/17 at 8:33 am


I obviously grew out of Playhouse Disney loooong before it became Disney Junior, and Toon Disney fell apart when Jetix took over the schedule throughout the mid 00's (not because Jetix was bad). I've said it many times, but there was no point of keeping Toon Disney anymore by 2006 because Jetix had taken over 80% of the schedule while Toon Disney became mostly current run Disney Channel shows, so Disney XD was a good idea, even though I was mad at the time it happened because I was younger. Disney Junior doesn't matter, as well as many other preschool blocks targeted towards 2-6 year old's.


Frankly, I grew out of watching Playhouse Disney by the time I was 7. But I just thought the change was stupid, since not a lot of people (mostly non-preschoolers) don't watch the channel that much.

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Written By: nally on 06/29/17 at 11:01 am


I obviously grew out of Playhouse Disney loooong before it became Disney Junior, and Toon Disney fell apart when Jetix took over the schedule throughout the mid 00's (not because Jetix was bad). I've said it many times, but there was no point of keeping Toon Disney anymore by 2006 because Jetix had taken over 80% of the schedule while Toon Disney became mostly current run Disney Channel shows, so Disney XD was a good idea, even though I was mad at the time it happened because I was younger. Disney Junior doesn't matter, as well as many other preschool blocks targeted towards 2-6 year old's.

I kinda noticed that in the late 2000s or so, with regards to Jetix. Didn't interest me. Of course, for me I was already in my late 20s by then.

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Written By: annimal on 06/29/17 at 3:17 pm

I wasn't exactly a kid either. 

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Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/30/17 at 12:06 pm

Now this right here is the Disney Channel I'm nostalgic for!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF8y1UI533U

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/30/17 at 12:13 pm


Now this right here is the Disney Channel I'm nostalgic for!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF8y1UI533U

Well you're apart of the minority on that one. Most people didn't care for Disney Channel before 1996 and Disney Channel was at it's peak from 1997-2004 (1996 and 2005 being the transitional years of this peak). Disney Channel hadn't found itself for 13 years from it's founding in 1983 until 1996.

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Written By: Sir Rothchild on 06/30/17 at 12:17 pm


Well you're apart of the minority on that one. Most people didn't care for Disney Channel before 1996 and Disney Channel was at it's peak from 1997-2004 (1996 and 2005 being the transitional years of this peak). Disney Channel hadn't found itself for 13 years from it's founding in 1983 until 1996.


1997-2005 was more of their peak. 2006 was like their transitional year, imo.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/30/17 at 2:03 pm


1997-2005 was more of their peak. 2006 was like their transitional year, imo.

Eh, to-may-toe....to-mah-toe. Basically the same thing.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 12/09/17 at 10:50 pm

There has never been a person to f*ck his life up faster than Shia "Even Stevens" LaBeouf.

When he streamed his movies and releasing raps in 2016 he seemed to be doing pretty well.

Then he did that HWNDU thing after Trump's inaguration in January 2017. He got trolled by 4chan around the world when trying to move his flag, then he got charged with harassment and temporarily arrested, he exposed himself to a little kid, yelled racial slurs to his security guard, and released the lowest-grossing movie in the world. He got messed-up very quickly.

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Written By: 80sfan on 12/09/17 at 10:58 pm


There has never been a person to f*ck his life up faster than Shia "Even Stevens" LaBeouf.

When he streamed his movies and releasing raps in 2016 he seemed to be doing pretty well.

Then he did that HWNDU thing after Trump's inaguration in January 2017. He got trolled by 4chan around the world when trying to move his flag, then he got charged with harassment and temporarily arrested, he exposed himself to a little kid, yelled racial slurs to his security guard, and released the lowest-grossing movie in the world. He got messed-up very quickly.


He's either on drugs, or mentally ill.  :-\\  :-\\  :-\\

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Written By: 2001 on 12/10/17 at 12:40 am

I don't know how you guys get enjoyment out of that channel. Preteen sitcoms was always a terrible genre to me. I skipped this embarrassing phase and went straight to watching actual sitcoms like Frasier, Friends, Becker etc. when I was 11. ;D

I did watch and enjoy Drake and Josh though.  :-[

1987-1997 (and maybe up to 2002) was best Disney Channel because there weren't (m)any sitcoms. Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hercules, Goof Troop, Duck Tales, House of Mouse etc. That's what Disney is supposed to be about! I really like Phineas and Ferb too. I wish they'd make more cartoons instead of sitcoms. 

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Written By: Zelek3 on 12/10/17 at 12:54 am


I don't know how you guys get enjoyment out of that channel. Preteen sitcoms was always a terrible genre to me. I skipped this embarrassing phase and went straight to watching actual sitcoms like Frasier, Friends, Becker etc. when I was 11. ;D

I did watch and enjoy Drake and Josh though.  :-[

1987-1997 (and maybe up to 2002) was best Disney Channel because there weren't (m)any sitcoms. Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hercules, Goof Troop, Duck Tales, House of Mouse etc. That's what Disney is supposed to be about! I really like Phineas and Ferb too. I wish they'd make more cartoons instead of sitcoms.

I was 5-10 when I saw Disney's preteen sitcoms and I felt like that was the age where I was JUST young enough to enjoy them without cringing. By the time I was 11, i.e. an actual preteen, I didn't watch them anymore though, funny enough.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 12/10/17 at 1:04 am


1987-1997 (and maybe up to 2002) was best Disney Channel because there weren't (m)any sitcoms. Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hercules, Goof Troop, Duck Tales, House of Mouse etc. That's what Disney is supposed to be about! I really like Phineas and Ferb too. I wish they'd make more cartoons instead of sitcoms.

I grew up in the 2000-2006 era. It still had a lot of teen sitcoms but it also had a bit more variety with a little more cartoons as well, mostly reruns. Lizzie McGuire marked the decline of a more animation-focused schedule but Hannah Montana dealt the final blow. It premiered in early 2006 but became really popular during the Late 2006 Shift.

https://img.4plebs.org/boards/tv/image/1428/52/1428527409877.png

Yes I know these were mostly reruns and a few of the shows sucked, but still.

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Written By: Looney Toon on 12/10/17 at 6:38 am

I watched Disney channel for the preteen/early teen shows like Thats So Raven, Lizzie McQuire, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek etc. For the cartoons I mainly just stuck with Toon Disney and One Saturday Morning.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/10/17 at 9:53 am


I watched Disney channel for the preteen/early teen shows like Thats So Raven, Lizzie McQuire, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek etc. For the cartoons I mainly just stuck with Toon Disney and One Saturday Morning.


Yeah this was basically me. Disney Channel for Live Action, Toon Disney for Animation.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/10/17 at 11:34 am


There has never been a person to f*ck his life up faster than Shia "Even Stevens" LaBeouf.

When he streamed his movies and released raps in 2016, he seemed to be doing pretty well.

Then he did that HWNDU thing after Trump's inauguration in January 2017. He got trolled by 4chan around the world when trying to move his flag, later he got charged with harassment and temporarily arrested, he exposed himself to a little kid, yelled racial slurs to his security guard, and released the lowest-grossing movie in the world. He got messed-up very quickly.



He's either on drugs, or mentally ill.  :-\\  :-\\  :-\\
Damn, it does suck what's happening to him. He was doing very well until a few years ago and earlier this year. I hope he gets treated soon and the support he needs, or else he could end up planning a frightening attack.


I don't know how you guys get enjoyment out of that channel. Preteen sitcoms was always a terrible genre to me. I skipped this embarrassing phase and went straight to watching actual sitcoms like Frasier, Friends, Becker, etc. when I was 11. ;D

I did watch and enjoy Drake and Josh though.  :-Zoey 101, Unfabulous, Just Jordan, Naked Brothers Band, iCarly, etc. were terrible, but I didn't mind the ones I bold.


I was 5-10 when I saw Disney's preteen sitcoms and I felt like that was the age where I was JUST young enough to enjoy them without cringing. By the time I was 11, i.e. an actual preteen, I didn't watch them anymore though, funny enough.
Me too although I only watched Famous Jett Jackson, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and a little bit of That's So Raven since I stopped watching DC after 2003.


I grew up in the 2000-2006 era. It still had a lot of teen sitcoms but it also had a bit more variety with little more cartoons as well, mostly reruns. Lizzie McGuire marked the decline of a more animation-focused schedule but Hannah Montana dealt the final blow. It premiered in early 2006 but became really popular during the Late 2006 Shift.

https://img.4plebs.org/boards/tv/image/1428/52/1428527409877.png

Yes, I know these were mostly reruns and a few of the shows sucked, but still.
That's true. There was Lilo & Stitch, The Proud Family, Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, etc. It sucks how most of them are forgotten. I don't see those shows get mentioned in nostalgia discussions at all.


I watched Disney channel for the preteen/early teen shows like That's So Raven, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, Phil of the Future, Life with Derek etc. For the cartoons, I mainly just stuck with Toon Disney and One Saturday Morning.



Yeah, this was basically me. Disney Channel for Live Action, Toon Disney for Animation.
I must have been the opposite! ;) I watched the cartoons on both channels while also watching the live-action shows on DC. I got best of both worlds!

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Written By: nally on 12/10/17 at 11:39 am



1987-1997 (and maybe up to 2002) was best Disney Channel because there weren't (m)any sitcoms. Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hercules, Goof Troop, Duck Tales, House of Mouse etc. That's what Disney is supposed to be about! I really like Phineas and Ferb too. I wish they'd make more cartoons instead of sitcoms. 

I, too, thought Phineas & Ferb was interesting. But I did also like a good number of the sitcoms that were on there in the 2000s decade; I thought some of 'em had interesting storylines.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/10/17 at 2:05 pm


I must have been the opposite! ;) I watched the cartoons on both channels while also watching the live-action shows on DC. I got best of both worlds!

Same. DC had reruns of the cartoons from other channels but also had some shows of its own that were pretty good. Dave the Barbarian was great.

Subject: Re: Anyone else nostalgic for late 90s/early 00s Disney Channel?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/10/17 at 2:11 pm


Same. DC had reruns of the cartoons from other channels but also had some shows of its own that were pretty good. Dave the Barbarian was great.


Ehhh.... besides Kim Possible and The Proud Family most of DC's cartoons were pretty meh to say the least. Of course I didn't mind the One Saturday Morning Reruns on DC though. However, I could've still watched those reruns and much more variety of Disney animation ranging from the 80's-mid 90's, along with other syndicated shows on Toon Disney, hence why I preferred that when I was a kid.

Now during the mid 2000's, when Jetix started absorbing 50%+ of TD's schedule was when I started to gravitate more towards DC, due to their live action shows at the time like Thats So Raven, Phil of the Future, Life With Derek, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, reruns of Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens, etc.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 12/10/17 at 2:21 pm


Ehhh.... besides Kim Possible and The Proud Family most of DC's cartoons were pretty meh to say the least. Of course I didn't mind the One Saturday Morning Reruns on DC though. However, I could've still watched those reruns and much more variety of Disney animation ranging from the 80's-mid 90's, along with other syndicated shows on Toon Disney, hence why I preferred that when I was a kid.

Now during the mid 2000's, when Jetix started absorbing 50%+ of TD's schedule was when I started to gravitate more towards DC, due to their live action shows at the time like Thats So Raven, Phil of the Future, Life With Derek, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, reruns of Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens, etc.

I watched DC, Toon Disney, and ABC, so I got like an overdose of reruns.

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Written By: Shemp97 on 12/10/17 at 3:42 pm


I grew up in the 2000-2006 era. It still had a lot of teen sitcoms but it also had a bit more variety with a little more cartoons as well, mostly reruns. Lizzie McGuire marked the decline of a more animation-focused schedule but Hannah Montana dealt the final blow. It premiered in early 2006 but became really popular during the Late 2006 Shift.

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Yes I know these were mostly reruns and a few of the shows sucked, but still.

Disney still had Jetix of cartoons after 2005, like American Dragon and Phineas n Ferb.
But alot of their later shows were imported from sister channels like Jetix and Toon Disney, such as Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go,  Monster Allergy, Yin Yang Yo, A.T.O.M, and What's With Andy. I'd take late 00s Toon Disney any day over Disney XD.


Drake and Josh and Ned's Declassified weren't that bad though. They were pretty good, and they were hilarious and accurate. The rest of them such as Zoey 101, Unfabulous, Just Jordan, Naked Brothers Band, iCarly, etc. were terrible, but I didn't mind the ones I bold.

None of those are Disney sitcoms. I suppose you meant Zack and Cody(a great show), Cory in the House, Wizard of Waverly Place(a good show) and Hannah Montana.

ICarly is one of the classics. I can watch reruns of that show for days and it never gets old. 

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Written By: 80sfan on 12/10/17 at 4:24 pm

I liked that cartoon with Hillary Duff the Britney Spears wannabe!

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/10/17 at 9:02 pm

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None of those are Disney sitcoms. I suppose you meant Zack and Cody(a great show), Cory in the House, Wizard of Waverly Place(a good program) and Hannah Montana.

ICarly is one of the classics. I can watch reruns of that show for days, and it never gets old. 
Well, Slowpoke mentioned Drake & Josh and said while he liked it, it was embarrassing to him since he saw it as a preteen show (although it wasn't) Then, I told him it wasn't that bad.

As for the Disney shows, Zack and Cody (the original) were decent, and Wizard of Waverly Place was alright. Cory in the House & Hannah Montana, not even close! They were terrible from the start.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 12/11/17 at 11:16 am

This is some old school Disney Channel right hurr:

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This was at the tail end of the Zoog era from Mid 1997-Mid 2002, arguably my 1st or 2nd favorite era for DC (It alternates based on my mood, the runner up is the Semi/Modern Era from Late 2002-Early 2006).

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Written By: nally on 12/11/17 at 7:00 pm



As for the Disney shows, Zack and Cody (the original) were decent, and Wizard of Waverly Place was alright.

I agree on these. There were a few "Wizards" episodes that I actually liked, but I wasn't quite as regular a watcher of it.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/11/17 at 11:00 pm

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is one of my favorite Disney Channel sitcoms.

The Wizards of Waverly Place was decent but I stopped watching it after the TV movie for it came out in 2009. I felt like I was getting too old for shows like it.

Hannah Montana was a guilty pleasure show for me :-[. I thought it was decent but I stopped watching it for the most part after 2009 (for the same reason I stopped watching WOWP).

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Written By: ofkx on 12/22/17 at 5:48 pm

IMO, the last good Disney Channel show was Wizards Of Waverly Place. Nothing good came out after it.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/22/17 at 8:30 pm


IMO, the last good Disney Channel show was Wizards Of Waverly Place. Nothing good came out after it.

I basically agree with you.

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Written By: piecesof93 on 03/14/18 at 7:54 am

I don't even remember Zoog Disney...

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Written By: Dundee on 03/14/18 at 8:02 am

Hannah Montana was my sheesh when I was 11-12. There, I said it.

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Written By: Dundee on 03/14/18 at 8:20 am


I don't know how you guys get enjoyment out of that channel. Preteen sitcoms was always a terrible genre to me. I skipped this embarrassing phase and went straight to watching actual sitcoms like Frasier, Friends, Becker etc. when I was 11. ;D

Adult sitcoms are actually much more terrible to me. It's always a bad mix between cheesiness and adult sex jokes and stuff. I can pardon cheesiness in kid shows, but why make it for adult ones too?

I completely skipped over the whole Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother era despite the fact I always had to face the hype around them 8-P

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Written By: mqg96 on 03/14/18 at 11:42 am


I don't even remember Zoog Disney...


I only vaguely remember it but I do remember it. I remember watching Life Size with my cousins in 2001 and an episode of Kim Possible back in 2002 and I saw the old Disney Channel logo on the bottom right screen, that's how I knew it. I didn't watch Disney Channel on a regular basis until 2003 and by then it was just plain "Disney Channel". Besides it was always plain "Disney Channel" anyway. "Zoog" just the nickname for the block like "Teen" for Teen Nick. Throughout Kindergarten and 1st grade I only watched cartoons on CN, Toon Disney, or PBS Kids. I couldn't get into live-action shows at all. That's So Raven was the first live-action show I ever got into followed by Drake & Josh. I also remember the old Food Network logo from 2002 and earlier as well, and the Food Network logo we know of today they've been using consistently since 2003 outside of a font change in 2013. Freeform which was ABC Family a couple of years ago, I only knew it as ABC Family, I don't remember FOX Family at all. I definitely remember the WB and UPN before those merged into CW in 2006.

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Written By: mqg96 on 03/14/18 at 11:48 am


Hannah Montana was my sheesh when I was 11-12. There, I said it.


That show bored me from the start and as the series went on it got worse and more annoying. My sister loved it though, and you couldn't stop seeing its merchandise around the stores just like you couldn't stop seeing Powerpuff Girls merchandise throughout the earlier 2000's. That was around the time I began to lose interest in the channel but overall 2006 was still a good year for Disney Channel. You had That's So Raven season 4 (which wasn't as good as previous seasons), Phil of the Future's last few episodes, Lilo & Stitch's final season, Suite Life of Zack & Cody season 2 which was the best, and American Dragon Jake Long season 2 when the animation changed but the story-line was better. High School Musical and Wendy Wu Homecoming were very big at the time. 2006 was the overall the last good year for Disney Channel. It was a transitional year. Kim Possible's last season aired in 2007, the last couple That's So Raven episodes aired in 2007 including the end of American Dragon Jake Long, after that I was completely done with the channel.

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Written By: mqg96 on 03/14/18 at 11:50 am


Adult sitcoms are actually much more terrible to me. It's always a bad mix between cheesiness and adult sex jokes and stuff. I can pardon cheesiness in kid shows, but why make it for adult ones too?

I completely skipped over the whole Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother era despite the fact I always had to face the hype around them 8-P


You're kidding me, the cheesiness of kid shows are considered as terrible by generations older than us, and that's how we've felt about a lot of sitcoms on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon today, especially Nickelodeon because ever since iCarly and Victorious ended all the sitcoms have been cartoony trash.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty good you just have to get into the characters. How I Met Your Mother I can understand why that was lame.

Also, I consider Malcolm in the Middle and Everybody Hates Chris to be family sitcoms and those were timeless and amazing.

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Written By: Dundee on 03/14/18 at 3:43 pm


You're kidding me, the cheesiness of kid shows are considered as terrible by generations older than us, and that's how we've felt about a lot of sitcoms on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon today, especially Nickelodeon because ever since iCarly and Victorious ended all the sitcoms have been cartoony trash.
I watched a couple of Disney shows with my sister two years or so ago. I noticed that they upped the loudness of the characters and the amount of slapstick humor, but otherwise it's not that bad honestly.

Of course adults hate it because it's obviously not targeted at them, but I will take this form of widely inoffensive, mindless entertainment over disastrous stuff like that goddamn PPG reboot any day of the week.

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Written By: 2001 on 03/14/18 at 4:05 pm


Adult sitcoms are actually much more terrible to me. It's always a bad mix between cheesiness and adult sex jokes and stuff. I can pardon cheesiness in kid shows, but why make it for adult ones too?

I completely skipped over the whole Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother era despite the fact I always had to face the hype around them 8-P


I agree, actually. I used to watch that stuff but once I watched other shows such as Arrested Devlooment, How To Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office etc. I can't stand episodic laugh track-sitcoms anymore. I never got into Big Bang Theory because of it. I got into How I Met Your Mother when I was 12 though but didn't watch it much past 2009 (16 years old) or so.

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Written By: nally on 03/14/18 at 5:45 pm


IMO, the last good Disney Channel show was Wizards Of Waverly Place. Nothing good came out after it.

IMO, there haven't been any really good "newer" shows on there in the last five years. I mean I have watched a few eps of Jessie and Liv & Maddie (both of which are '10s sitcoms) but I haven't gotten hooked on 'em.

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Written By: mqg96 on 03/14/18 at 10:31 pm


Of course adults hate it because it's obviously not targeted at them, but I will take this form of widely inoffensive, mindless entertainment over disastrous stuff like that goddamn PPG reboot any day of the week.


Finally you reply to me for the first time.  ;D I did that on purpose. Well sometimes people bring up valid points for why their generation shows might be better than others. Most of the time it's just nostalgia blindness though. It's pretty clear that the Nickelodeon sitcoms post-iCarly/Victorious have been completely terrible. Even 90's Nickelodeon fans agree that shows they didn't grow up with like Drake & Josh, iCarly, The Amanda Show, Zoey 101, and Victorious are far superior by a wide margin to modern shows like The Thundermann's, The Haunted Hathaways, or more of that cheesy trash. Disney Channel has been very opinionated with shows throughout the years like a roller coaster. I liked all the Disney Channel shows from Suite Life of Zack & Cody and before, all the shows from Hannah Montana and after I never cared for. This is my opinion, but no matter how much I deny it people of multiple audiences liked both That's So Raven and Hannah Montana from different sides. That's So Raven was obviously more diverse though. I do know for a fact hardly any of the other audiences found the Disney Channel shows enjoyable after Sonny With A Chance, and the ratings show that. Honestly I believe Disney Channel right now has their best lineup since the first half of the 2000's and they are in better shape than they were back in the late 00's and early 10's. All the Disney Channel/XD animated shows since Phineas & Ferb have a modern Toon Disney vibe had the channel still been here today, including Tangled: the Series and the Ducktales reboot.

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Written By: mqg96 on 03/14/18 at 10:34 pm


I agree, actually. I used to watch that stuff but once I watched other shows such as Arrested Devlooment, How To Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office etc. I can't stand episodic laugh track-sitcoms anymore. I never got into Big Bang Theory because of it. I got into How I Met Your Mother when I was 12 though but didn't watch it much past 2009 (16 years old) or so.


The Office was actually pretty entertaining at times IMO.

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Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 03/14/18 at 11:28 pm

Watched Kim Possible and Proud Family all the time with my sisters back then.

Speaking of which, I've also noticed that Kim Possible seems to have one of the biggest horny adult male fanbases on the internet.

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