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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: 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: 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.....

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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: 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

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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.

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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: 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: 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.

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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


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.)

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

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.

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

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).

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

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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: 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 3:52 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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/12/19 at 1:00 pm


I agree. Raven Symone was bae :D. But seriously though, I guess 'loath' was a bit harsh, it's just that it wasn't really targeted towards me. DCOMs for much of my childhood seemed to be pretty gender inclusive. So even a DCOM with a predominately female cast of main characters (Double Teamed, Cadet Kelly, Zenon, etc.) still had a lot of quirky plot elements and humor that could allow both boys and girls to enjoy it. Cheetah Girls wasn't a bad movie, per say, but it was probably the first DCOM I could remember that seemed to be exclusively chasing after the tweenage girl market, instead of the inclusive/wholesome family market that DCOMs sought after before. My next door neighbor growing up, she was massively obsessed with the Cheetah Girls series...... so theres that as well ;D.


Lol facts. This guy named NakeyJakey makes some pretty dope videos;


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This video is a retrospective on the DCOMs from the Late 90s/Early-Mid 00s. An interesting point he brings up is that in the same way DCOMs were very memorable to people in my generation growing up is how many YouTube channels/series are to kids growing up in this generation. Our Date With the President's Daughter is the current generation's Jake v. Logan Paul series, or our generation's Express Yourself is the current generation's TikTok (cause they're expressing thereselves......right?..... I haven't used TikTok much so I really don't know ;D), you see what I mean?


Ehh.... I don't really think that is entirely accurate. In fact, based on basic biology, guys typically mature later than girls, girls are already developing into womanhood much earlier than boys. There are exceptions to the rule of course, but this is generally the case. So in the late 2000s, you better best believe most girls our age were already more mature than us guys. So maturity doesn't really have much to do w/ it, because that usually coincides with less of an interest in things deemed 'kiddy'.

It has a lot more to do with the fact that Disney Channel's marketing post 2006 began to be exclusively geared towards tweenage girls. While prior to 2006, Disney Channel's audience was a lot more inclusive, ranging from ages 5/6 upto about ages 15/16, gearing towards both boys and girls. This is why boys started to stray away from the channel in the Late 2000s, like the guy around our age in the video I tagged responding to @BlackPanther. Part of it was the natural progression of growing out of childlike content, but much of it was Disney's disregard of having more wholesome and enjoyable content that could appeal to everybody, so the 'growing out' of Disney Channel for guys was much more accelerated than with other networks (even though they were having their own 'growing pains' during the Late 2000s as well).

Raven-Symone was so fine back in the day. Nowadays, well, let me not say anything :-My Date with the President's Daughter was a DCOM, it actually isn't. It TV Disney movie that was made for ABC not Disney Channel. It's just that it ended up airing on Disney Channel later on lol.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/17/19 at 11:26 am


Raven-Symone was so fine back in the day. Nowadays, well, let me not say anything :-https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims3/GLOB/crop/2400x1576+0+308/resize/1028x675!/format/jpg/quality/85/http%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fhss%2Fstorage%2Fmidas%2F7ba9e0a494cafced1f32c761910e05f6%2F205127929%2Fravensymone-attends-ravensymone-of-disney-channels-thats-so-raven-picture-id592302410


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The funny thing is that even though most people think that My Date with the President's Daughter was a DCOM, it actually isn't. It TV Disney movie that was made for ABC not Disney Channel. It's just that it ended up airing on Disney Channel later on lol.

True dat. There were a ton of made-for TV movies for ABC back in the day that aired pretty regularly on Disney Channel. One in particular was The Parent Trap (the 98' version with Lindsey Lohan);

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/17/19 at 12:30 pm

Pretty dope retrospective on some of the most iconic DCOMs from back in the day 8);

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What were some of your favorites?

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/18/19 at 11:51 am


Pretty dope retrospective on some of the most iconic DCOMs from back in the day 8);

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What were some of your favorites?


My favorite DCOMS by year (1998-2008) are...

1998

*Brink!
*Halloweentown (I like this now more than when I was a kid)

1999

*Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
*The Thirteenth Year
*Smart House

2000

*Up, Up, and Away
*Alley Cats Strike
*Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
*Phantom of the Megaplex

2001

*Zenon: The Zequel
*Motocrossed
*The Luck of the Irish
*Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

2002

*Double Teamed
*Cadet Kelly
*Tru Confessions
*Get a Clue
*Gotta Kick It Up!
*A Ring of Endless Light

2003

*The Even Stevens Movie
*Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off
*The Cheetah Girls (Guilty pleasure)

2004

*Pixel Perfect
*Zenon:Z3
*Stuck in the Suburbs
*Halloweentown High

2005

*Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
*Go Figure
*Life is Ruff
*The Proud Family Movie
*Twitches

2006

*High School Musical
*Cow Belles (I was in love in Aly Michalka)
*Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
*Read It and Weep
*The Cheetah Girls 2 (Guilty pleasure again)
*Return to Halloweentown (I was in love with Sara Paxton, I know this wasn't as good as the others)

2007

*Jump In!
*Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
*High School Musical 2
*Twitches Too

2008

*Minutemen
*Camp Rock (Guilty pleasure)
*The Cheetah Girls: One World (Guilty pleasure)

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Written By: nally on 06/18/19 at 6:41 pm

^ I remember the "Cheetah Girls" trilogy. Originally, they were a fictitious band (in-universe) per the first 2003 film, but became "defictionalized" by late 2005 (when they released a Christmas album and began work on their second film). Raven Symone was a member, as was Adrienne Bailon (who had some previous real-life singing experience in another all-female band: 3LW; additionally, she acted on That's So Raven in a recurring role as Raven's enemy 'Alanna').

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/19/19 at 8:50 pm


^ I remember the "Cheetah Girls" trilogy. Originally, they were a fictitious band (in-universe) per the first 2003 film, but became "defictionalized" by late 2005 (when they released a Christmas album and began work on their second film). Raven Symone was a member, as was Adrienne Bailon (who had some previous real-life singing experience in another all-female band: 3LW; additionally, she acted on That's So Raven in a recurring role as Raven's enemy 'Alanna').

Yes, all of that is true.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/20/19 at 8:36 am


My favorite DCOMS by year (1998-2008) are...

1998

*Brink!
*Halloweentown
(I like this now more than when I was a kid)

1999

*Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
*The Thirteenth Year
*Smart House

2000

*Up, Up, and Away
*Alley Cats Strike
*Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
*Phantom of the Megaplex

2001

*Zenon: The Zequel
*Motocrossed
*The Luck of the Irish
*Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

2002

*Double Teamed
*Cadet Kelly
*Tru Confessions
*Get a Clue
*Gotta Kick It Up!
*A Ring of Endless Light

2003

*The Even Stevens Movie
*Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off
*The Cheetah Girls (Guilty pleasure)

2004

*Pixel Perfect
*Zenon:Z3
*Stuck in the Suburbs
*Halloweentown High

2005

*Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
*Go Figure
*Life is Ruff
*The Proud Family Movie
*Twitches

2006

*High School Musical
*Cow Belles (I was in love in Aly Michalka)
*Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
*Read It and Weep
*The Cheetah Girls 2 (Guilty pleasure again)
*Return to Halloweentown (I was in love with Sara Paxton, I know this wasn't as good as the others)

2007

*Jump In!
*Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
*High School Musical 2
*Twitches Too

2008

*Minutemen
*Camp Rock (Guilty pleasure)
*The Cheetah Girls: One World (Guilty pleasure)


Great list :).

The ones I have in bold were among my all time favorites from those years, along with some of my other favorites not listed, including;

You Lucky Dog

Horse Sense

The Color of Friendship

Rip Girls

Miracle in Lane 2

Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire

The Ultimate Christmas Present

AND

The Scream Team

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/20/19 at 8:39 am


^ I remember the "Cheetah Girls" trilogy. Originally, they were a fictitious band (in-universe) per the first 2003 film, but became "defictionalized" by late 2005 (when they released a Christmas album and began work on their second film). Raven Symone was a member, as was Adrienne Bailon (who had some previous real-life singing experience in another all-female band: 3LW; additionally, she acted on That's So Raven in a recurring role as Raven's enemy 'Alanna').


Growing up with Disney Channel in the Mid 2000s, it was hard to escape the wrath (I meant, popularity ;D) of Cheetah Girls. In a way, it was sort of a precursor to the High School Musical and Hannah Montana crazes of the Late 2000s. It set the bar for musical content in TV shows/DCOMs, which led to it being a prime source of Disney's revenue.

But yeah, looking back Cheetah Girls was still a decent movie though. I haven't seen the other ones though, so I really can't be the judge on those. But the OG one was decent enough.

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Written By: nally on 06/20/19 at 8:53 am


Growing up with Disney Channel in the Mid 2000s, it was hard to escape the wrath (I meant, popularity ;D) of Cheetah Girls. In a way, it was sort of a precursor to the High School Musical and Hannah Montana crazes of the Late 2000s. It set the bar for musical content in TV shows/DCOMs, which led to it being a prime source of Disney's revenue.

But yeah, looking back Cheetah Girls was still a decent movie though. I haven't seen the other ones though, so I really can't be the judge on those. But the OG one was decent enough.


I was in my 20s during that time, and was a regular watcher of the channel back then, actually. I had stumbled across the Suite Life and found it interesting; this led me to check out other sitcoms that were active around then. I didn't really watch any DCOM's, though. I knew about them from seeing previews/promos for them. By the early 2010's, when the Suite Life series ended, some of the newer programs didn't really interest me.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/20/19 at 8:58 am

Speaking of which, this video highlights the best DCOMs ever made, prior to 2003:

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It goes into detail on each of the movies on the list. Cool video to check out ;).


Also, you cannot forget about the 'faux' DCOMs from that era. Aka, the actual theatrical or made-for-TV films for other networks, that used to air constantly on Disney Channel. Films such as; My Date With the President's Daughter, Lizzie McGuire: The Movie, The Parent Trap, Model Behavior, The Princess Diaries, etc. etc.


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These were also great movies, which is why they tend to get lumped in with DCOMs from that era a lot ;D. Ask people from our generation about favorite DCOMs, and they'd mistakingly lump these films into that category as well because of how nostalgic they also are, they're in separable from actual DCOMs in our minds because it was a shared experience (such as playing one of these films mentioned right next to an actual DCOM, as an example) Anyways, I like to call these, among others, as 'faux' or 'honorable' DCOMs, if that makes any sense ;D.

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Written By: nally on 06/20/19 at 9:03 am




Also, you cannot forget about the 'faux' DCOMs from that era. Aka, the actual theatrical or made-for-TV films for other networks, that used to air constantly on Disney Channel. Films such as; My Date With the President's Daughter, Lizzie McGuire: The Movie, The Parent Trap, Model Behavior, The Princess Diaries, etc. etc.




That is true; I have watched some of those. For example, I did see the "Parent Trap" remake when it first hit theatres in 1998. Also the 102 Dalmatians, which I saw in late 2000 when it first hit theaters; I have also seen it over and over on TV, including at least one occasion on Disney Channel. As for other 'faux' DCOMs, I have seen Max Keeble's Big Move and Big Fat Liar when Disney Channel aired them.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/20/19 at 9:24 am


I was in my 20s during that time, and was a regular watcher of the channel back then, actually. I had stumbled across the Suite Life and found it interesting; this led me to check out other sitcoms that were active around then. I didn't really watch any DCOM's, though. I knew about them from seeing previews/promos for them. By the early 2010's, when the Suite Life series ended, some of the newer programs didn't really interest me.


What drew you to the channel back then? Anyways, mid 2000s Disney Channel was dope :D. Reruns of Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens (not to mention, syndicated shows like Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, and Sister Sister),  current shows at the time like That's So Raven, Phil of the Future, Suite Life (first couple of seasons), Life With Derek (while technically not a Disney original, was still a dope show), Kim Possible, The Proud Family, etc. etc. The DCOMs in the mid 2000s were still pretty good too, like Pixel Perfect, The Proud Family Movie, Wendy Wu, and (I dare say it) High School Musical (which has grown on me in recent years, but in retrospect was still pretty good).



That is true; I have watched some of those. For example, I did see the "Parent Trap" remake when it first hit theatres in 1998. Also the 102 Dalmatians, which I saw in late 2000 when it first hit theaters; I have also seen it over and over on TV, including at least one occasion on Disney Channel. As for other 'faux' DCOMs, I have seen Max Keeble's Big Move and Big Fat Liar when Disney Channel aired them.


Totally forgot about 102 Dalmatians, that was another one that was popular in those days. Another good theatrical movie that used to air on Disney Channel, I believe, was Snow Dogs. That was pretty cool 8).

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

Written By: nally on 06/20/19 at 6:46 pm


What drew you to the channel back then?

I actually don't remember. I probably randomly clicked on the channel (not from my TV program guide, although those things were definitely around in '05) and liked what I saw there. I watched later episodes and found some funny moments in them.



Anyways, mid 2000s Disney Channel was dope :D. Reruns of Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens (not to mention, syndicated shows like Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, and Sister Sister), current shows at the time like That's So Raven, Phil of the Future, Suite Life (first couple of seasons), Life With Derek (while technically not a Disney original, was still a dope show), Kim Possible, The Proud Family, etc. etc.

I remember a lot of those, although I didn't actually watch 'em in general. But over the years (specifically in the late 00s) they were phased out.



The DCOMs in the mid 2000s were still pretty good too, like Pixel Perfect, The Proud Family Movie, Wendy Wu, and (I dare say it) High School Musical (which has grown on me in recent years, but in retrospect was still pretty good).

"Wendy Wu" had Brenda Song in the lead role; of course she's known for playing London Tipton on the Suite Life series. 8)



Totally forgot about 102 Dalmatians, that was another one that was popular in those days. Another good theatrical movie that used to air on Disney Channel, I believe, was Snow Dogs. That was pretty cool 8).

I've not seen Snow Dogs; maybe I'll check it out if it ever gets aired on TV again.

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

Written By: mwalker1996 on 06/29/19 at 7:44 am

I agree with Zeldafan that girls typically mature faster than boys but i knew lots of girls who were still into Disney well into high school but thats not to say boys didn't enjoy Disney to post 2006. I knew guys my age who openly admitted they liked watching Disney and these were the "cool kids".

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Written By: Retrolover on 06/29/19 at 8:13 am

It’s fascinating to me that Millennials and Generation Zers would watch almost the whole lineup of this channel in the 2000s.

The days before Netflix took over…

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/29/19 at 4:46 pm


I agree with Zeldafan that girls typically mature faster than boys but i knew lots of girls who were still into Disney well into high school but thats not to say boys didn't enjoy Disney to post 2006. I knew guys my age who openly admitted they liked watching Disney and these were the "cool kids".


But you missed the entire point of my argument.......

It has a lot more to do with the fact that Disney Channel's marketing post 2006 began to be exclusively geared towards tweenage girls. While prior to 2006, Disney Channel's audience was a lot more inclusive, ranging from ages 5/6 upto about ages 15/16, gearing towards both boys and girls. This is why boys started to stray away from the channel in the Late 2000s, like the guy around our age in the video I tagged responding to @BlackPanther. Part of it was the natural progression of growing out of childlike content, but much of it was Disney's disregard of having more wholesome and enjoyable content that could appeal to everybody, so the 'growing out' of Disney Channel for guys was much more accelerated than with other networks (even though they were having their own 'growing pains' during the Late 2000s as well).

Perhaps there were some girls in your high school that were still into those, shows but I find it hard to believe that it was the vast majority of them. After a certain point, due to how contrived Disney Channel's marketing had become since 2006-2007, with a focus only of tween/young teen girls, which led to things becoming a lot more stale, most girls our age would've probably stopped watching the channel at least by the early 2010s. Not to mention the fact that the shows that girls our age (and admittedly some guys our age, like yours truly) would've watched on the channel in the late 2000s began to be phased out in the early 2010s (Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, and The Jonas LA, come to mind, not to mention the end of the High School Musical trilogy). So even in that sense, what would really be the incentive for anybody our age to have a remote of interest in the channel after 2010? ???

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/29/19 at 5:08 pm


It’s fascinating to me that Millennials and Generation Zers would watch almost the whole lineup of this channel in the 2000s.

The days before Netflix took over…


Millennials (particularly core & late) watched the channel mainly from 2000-2006. Generation Zers (the older ones that were about the youngest '2000s kids') watched the channel mainly from 2006-2009.

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Written By: Zelek3 on 06/29/19 at 5:32 pm

Despite the nostalgia for 1997-2005 Disney channel, I do kinda wish I experienced 1983-1997 disney channel, when it was a premium channel. Apparently they showed old disney shorts and Studio ghibli films back then, as well as real rock concerts instead of popstar ones. Though at least other channels like Toon disney, CN, and VH1 later managed to fill in those niches that post-1997 Disney lost.

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Written By: 2001 on 06/29/19 at 5:49 pm


Despite the nostalgia for 1997-2005 Disney channel, I do kinda wish I experienced 1983-1997 disney channel, when it was a premium channel. Apparently they showed old disney shorts and Studio ghibli films back then, as well as real rock concerts instead of popstar ones. Though at least other channels like Toon disney, CN, and VH1 later managed to fill in those niches that post-1997 Disney lost.


I don't think we had Disney Channel here in the 90s but I grew up watching a lot of 90s Disney cartoons like Aladdin, DuckTales, Hercules, Little Mermaid, Timone & Pumba etc. and that would be my favourite era of Disney, and not the early 2000s era I "should" have grown up with. (Pre-)Teen sitcoms were never my thing. :P

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Written By: Retrolover on 06/29/19 at 8:11 pm


Despite the nostalgia for 1997-2005 Disney channel, I do kinda wish I experienced 1983-1997 disney channel, when it was a premium channel. Apparently they showed old disney shorts and Studio ghibli films back then, as well as real rock concerts instead of popstar ones. Though at least other channels like Toon disney, CN, and VH1 later managed to fill in those niches that post-1997 Disney lost.


I experienced 1992 to 1997 Disney Channel through previews and visits to a relative’s house. I loved “Adventures In Wonderland”, “Kids Incorporated”, “The New Mickey Mouse Club”, and “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh“ repeats. “Mousercise” scared me. There were repeats of “Growing Pains”, “The Torkelsons”, “Almost Home”, “Eerie, Indiana”, and “Muppets Tonight” in the mid 90s. The Disney Channel original movies in those years were fun too.

Unfortunately I missed “Teen Win, Lose, or Draw” and “Good Morning Miss Bliss”. I wish I had discovered The Disney Channel a lot earlier than I did.

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Written By: nally on 06/29/19 at 8:17 pm




Unfortunately I missed “Teen Win, Lose, or Draw” and “Good Morning Miss Bliss”. I wish I had discovered The Disney Channel a lot earlier than I did.

I found out about those retroactively. Especially GMMB; it was a precursor to Saved By The Bell, and in recent yrs it has been shown in syndication along with SBTB.

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Written By: Retrolover on 06/29/19 at 8:31 pm


I found out about those retroactively. Especially GMMB; it was a precursor to Saved By The Bell, and in recent yrs it has been shown in syndication along with SBTB.


I’ve seen every episode of GMMB in syndication with the introductions by a 1990 Mark Paul Gosselaar. Wish I could have seen the episodes during the original run on The Disney Channel.  :\'(

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Written By: 2001 on 06/29/19 at 8:32 pm


I experienced 1992 to 1997 Disney Channel through previews and visits to a relative’s house. I loved “Adventures In Wonderland”, “Kids Incorporated”, “The New Mickey Mouse Club”, and “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh“ repeats. “Mousercise” scared me. There were repeats of “Growing Pains”, “The Torkelsons”, “Almost Home”, “Eerie, Indiana”, and “Muppets Tonight” in the mid 90s. The Disney Channel original movies in those years were fun too.

Unfortunately I missed “Teen Win, Lose, or Draw” and “Good Morning Miss Bliss”. I wish I had discovered The Disney Channel a lot earlier than I did.


Ooo, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The New Mickey Mouse Club (along with its early 2000s spiritual successor House of Mouse) were some of my favourites too!

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Written By: nally on 06/29/19 at 8:33 pm


I’ve seen every episode of GMMB in syndication with the introductions by a 1990 Mark Paul Gosselaar.

Yep, that's how they structured them. It would begin with him (in his Zack Morris character) saying something like "Back in our junior high days..."; and I think on one occasion Dennis Haskins (as Mr. Belding) joined him in the intro.

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Written By: Retrolover on 06/29/19 at 9:18 pm


Ooo, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The New Mickey Mouse Club (along with its early 2000s spiritual successor House of Mouse) were some of my favourites too!


The theme to “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” had to be one of my favorite songs out of all of the ‘88 to ‘91 ABC Saturday morning lineup.


Yep, that's how they structured them. It would begin with him (in his Zack Morris character) saying something like "Back in our junior high days..."; and I think on one occasion Dennis Haskins (as Mr. Belding) joined him in the intro.


I’m pretty sure Dennis Haskins as Mr. Belding popped up when MPG as Zack Morris was wearing his oversized light blue BUM Equipment sweatshirt.

I hear the  Michael Damian theme was used when the GMMB were rebranded as being a part of the SBTB universe in 1990. Once the Scott Gale version of the theme was used for the third season in the fall of 1991, the opening to the GMMB/SBTB opening was changed ultimately to the Scott Gale variation we still see today.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/01/19 at 12:10 am

In the 90s, it was Nickelodeon for Millennials. In the 00s, Disney Channel was loved by Millennials.  ;D

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Written By: nally on 07/01/19 at 9:14 am



I’m pretty sure Dennis Haskins as Mr. Belding popped up when MPG as Zack Morris was wearing his oversized light blue BUM Equipment sweatshirt.

That was probably it.


I hear the  Michael Damian theme was used when the GMMB were rebranded as being a part of the SBTB universe in 1990. Once the Scott Gale version of the theme was used for the third season in the fall of 1991, the opening to the GMMB/SBTB opening was changed ultimately to the Scott Gale variation we still see today.


Oh yeah, that would explain why the intro as normally seen now contains clips of all the actors from varying seasons.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/01/19 at 10:33 am


That was probably it.


Don’t quote me on this, but I think it was the Stevie episode.

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Written By: nally on 07/01/19 at 12:42 pm


Don’t quote me on this, but I think it was the Stevie episode.

Could've been. I remember that one.

Zack finds out that 'Stevie' is actually another girl in disguise.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/01/19 at 1:18 pm

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Another dope video commemorating old TV syndicated Disney movies, including both DCOMs and 'Honorable' DCOMs made in the 90s & 00s. So damn nostalgic.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/01/19 at 1:25 pm

BTW, apparently it was the 15th anniversary of Phil of The Future last year:

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You heard right, 15 years :o.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/01/19 at 2:31 pm


Could've been. I remember that one.

Zack finds out that 'Stevie' is actually another girl in disguise.


A little SBTB trivia for you. The last episode of GMMB aired on the Disney Channel one day before an early episode of Saved By the Bell was filmed.

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Written By: mqg96 on 07/01/19 at 11:24 pm


BTW, apparently it was the 15th anniversary of Phil of The Future last year:

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You heard right, 15 years :o.


I remember the premiere like it was yesterday.

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 2:13 am

I have no idea if these shows were made by Disney Channel but they were on the Family Channel in Canada from the late '90s/early '00s, I don't know if anyone remembers them: Bug Juice? Totally Hoops and Totally Circus? For some reason I remember these shows very well in detail. Oh and Teen Angel and You Wish were other shows I watched a lot around this time.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/02/19 at 4:41 am


I agree with Zeldafan that girls typically mature faster than boys but i knew lots of girls who were still into Disney well into high school but thats not to say boys didn't enjoy Disney to post 2006. I knew guys my age who openly admitted they liked watching Disney and these were the "cool kids".


I was always of the thought that regardless of age or maturity Disney was more oriented towards girls anyway. Though plenty of guys liked those shows too.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/02/19 at 4:45 am


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.


I haven't watched too many modern Disney shows but I think with the exception of Phineas and Ferb, Kim Possible was probably their latest show to debut that I still enjoyed. I never liked That's So Raven, a lot of people point to Hannah Montana as being when Disney Channel became "sillier" but I think Raven was really what changed the channel to something I didn't enjoy as much.

Suite Life wasn't that bad though and they still occasionally make a decent original movie, I enjoyed Radio Rebel from 2012. That snowboarding movie with Dove Cameron was good too.

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 4:45 am


I was always of the thought that regardless of age or maturity Disney was more oriented towards girls anyway. Though plenty of guys liked those shows too.

When you're a kid it really doesn't matter. Those rules are not really relevant.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/02/19 at 4:48 am


When you're a kid it really doesn't matter. Those rules are not really relevant.


True but I still think Disney marketed more towards girls. Especially stuff like HSM. Nick was probably more evenly split in terms of marketing to boys vs girls.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/02/19 at 7:37 am


I have no idea if these shows were made by Disney Channel but they were on the Family Channel in Canada from the late '90s/early '00s, I don't know if anyone remembers them: Bug Juice? Totally Hoops and Totally Circus? For some reason I remember these shows very well in detail. Oh and Teen Angel and You Wish were other shows I watched a lot around this time.


Bug Juice was definitely on Disney Channel. I’m not sure about the other two you mentioned.

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Written By: 2001 on 07/02/19 at 7:44 am


When you're a kid it really doesn't matter. Those rules are not really relevant.


I'm surprised Alberta was more progressive on that front than Ontario. I remember that being a fan of any show with a girl as a protagonist was anathema to all the boys (with the exception of Powerpuff Girls). My (boy)friend back then used to get beat up for liking Hillary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) and Kimpossible ;D

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/02/19 at 8:22 am


I remember the premiere like it was yesterday.


Lol. We would've just been at the end of 2nd grade when the show premiered ;D. It ended in 2006 sadly, and I don't really remember many reruns being shown of the show much after ???.



I have no idea if these shows were made by Disney Channel but they were on the Family Channel in Canada from the late '90s/early '00s, I don't know if anyone remembers them: Bug Juice? Totally Hoops and Totally Circus? For some reason I remember these shows very well in detail. Oh and Teen Angel and You Wish were other shows I watched a lot around this time.


Bug Juice was on Disney Channel. I vaguely remember seeing promos for it and even watching a few episodes. It was a pretty cool show about kids at camp overcoming various obstacles and such.

Haven't heard of the other two. However, here in the States we had Life With Derek on syndication from 2005-2009, which I know originally was aired/airing in Canada at the time.



I was always of the thought that regardless of age or maturity Disney was more oriented towards girls anyway. Though plenty of guys liked those shows too.


Like I said before, the orientation towards girls wasn't really that pronounced in the early-mid 2000s. So for every show like Lizzie McGuire or Kim Possible, you had your Even Stevens or Famous Jett Jackson, not to mention shows that were popular among both sexes like Phil of The Future or That's So Raven. The DCOMs in the late 90s/early 00s were also pretty inclusive, even if some of the films had predominately female leads. The Cheetah Girls fandom of the mid 2000s was what started the transition from the inclusivity of DC's marketing in the early 2000s & prior, to the pandering towards tween girls in the late 2000s to the present.



I'm surprised Alberta was more progressive on that front than Ontario. I remember that being a fan of any show with a girl as a protagonist was anathema to all the boys (with the exception of Powerpuff Girls). My (boy)friend back then used to get beat up for liking Hillary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) and Kimpossible ;D


I agree. That stigma was alive and well here in the Northeast of the United States growing up (another liberal part of a country whom you'd least expect it to be so backwards thinking, but I digress). Guys my age were into the stereotypically deemed 'boyish' things like Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Beyblades, Kids WB/Toonami, Nerf guns, Video games etc. Thus, you'd probably get crucified if you ever admitted to liking anything deemed 'girlish' like Lizzie McGuire or something. Although, if we're being real, we all secretly watched a lot of the same shows and movies girls our age growing up were watching, we just kept it VERY low key ;D. I just hope that stigma doesn't exist anymore...

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/02/19 at 9:49 am

The 2000s: The Time of TV Programming Blocks

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Written By: mqg96 on 07/02/19 at 10:22 am


Lol. We would've just been at the end of 2nd grade when the show premiered ;D. It ended in 2006 sadly, and I don't really remember many reruns being shown of the show much after ???.


I was already done with 2nd grade. So I just say the summer before 3rd grade. In Georgia the last day of school was always May 20 something. 2004 was a huge year for prime 00’s kid shows and premieres.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/02/19 at 10:43 am


The 2000s: The Time of TV Programming Blocks


True dat!


I was already done with 2nd grade. So I just say the summer before 3rd grade. In Georgia the last day of school was always May 20 something. 2004 was a huge year for prime 00’s kid shows and premieres.


I always forget that school starts/ends a month earlier in the South ;D. But yeah, I guess technically I was still in school cause I remember 2003-2004 being a VERY bad winter that year, so we likely used up all of our snow days. So we probably didn't go off on Summer vacation at least by the 3rd or 4th week in June.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/02/19 at 10:55 am

And yeah, 2004 was pretty epic. When it came to kid culture, 2004 was definitely memorable.

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As it pertains to Disney Channel, 2004 was pretty dope. 2004 wasn't as transformative for Disney Channel in the same way it was for Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network (or its sister network, Toon Disney), which is what made the channel seem even more paramount. Minus the lack of Zoog era bumpers, 2004 Disney Channel still seemed pretty similar to 2002 Disney Channel, if that makes any sense. Minus the channel's logo change in Late 2002 and phaseout of Zoog bumpers, the changes made at Disney were more gradual during the early-mid 2000s, which is why the network seemed pretty consistent throughout. Anyways, 2004 is a very nostalgic year for Disney Channel for me. Watching it with my next door neighbor after school was certainly memorable 8), this commercial break was during the Summer months.

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 12:05 pm

I dont think it should matter what show you watch and what gender you are... They are just shows. I think it's kinda dumb. It's just a show for crying out loud, mindless entertainment. It shouldn't matter especially for children.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/02/19 at 1:57 pm


I dont think it should matter what show you watch and what gender you are... They are just shows. I think it's kinda dumb. It's just a show for crying out loud, mindless entertainment. It shouldn't matter especially for children.


I don't think it matters either, but I do think shows like Kim Possible and Hannah Montana were mostly marketed towards girls, while shows like Even Stevens and Drake and Josh were made to appeal to boys. Much in the same way that GI Joes are marketed to boys (even though many girls like 'em too) and American Girl dolls are marketed to girls.

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 4:59 pm


I don't think it matters either, but I do think shows like Kim Possible and Hannah Montana were mostly marketed towards girls, while shows like Even Stevens and Drake and Josh were made to appeal to boys. Much in the same way that GI Joes are marketed to boys (even though many girls like 'em too) and American Girl dolls are marketed to girls.

Again, my opinion is I dont think it matters. People can watch what they want to watch. No big deal. It's mindless entertainment. They are just TV shows and for kids especially it should make no difference at all.

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Written By: nally on 07/02/19 at 6:04 pm


Again, my opinion is I dont think it matters. People can watch what they want to watch. No big deal. It's mindless entertainment. They are just TV shows and for kids especially it should make no difference at all.

Absolutely. I even found such programs entertaining when I was in my 20s/into my 30s, as I was in that age range when they were on the air.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/02/19 at 6:16 pm


I don't think it matters either, but I do think shows like Kim Possible and Hannah Montana were mostly marketed towards girls, while shows like Even Stevens and Drake and Josh were made to appeal to boys. Much in the same way that GI Joes are marketed to boys (even though many girls like 'em too) and American Girl dolls are marketed to girls.


Boys watched Hannah Montana in those days too, they were just secretive about it.  ;D I can’t name a guy who went to see the Lizzie McGuire or Hannah Montana movies at the cinema though. It was obviously expected of girls to buy the Hannah Montana dolls  and I’m certain it was girls that stuck with the show to the series finale.

I can’t believe it’s been 13 years already. :o

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 6:38 pm


Boys watched Hannah Montana in those days too, they were just secretive about it.  ;D I can’t name a guy who went to see the Lizzie McGuire or Hannah Montana movies at the cinema though. It was obviously expected of girls to buy the Hannah Montana dolls  and I’m certain it was girls that stuck with the show to the series finale.

I can’t believe it’s been 13 years already. :o

I dont think any kid under 10 was secretive about it. Kids don't care so much about that kind of stuff. They are just children.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/03/19 at 8:52 am

This is from March of 2005:

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2005 was also a pretty good year for the channel ;). "You're watching, a DISNEY CHANNEL MOVIE!"

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/03/19 at 8:54 am


I have no idea if these shows were made by Disney Channel but they were on the Family Channel in Canada from the late '90s/early '00s, I don't know if anyone remembers them: Bug Juice? Totally Hoops and Totally Circus? For some reason I remember these shows very well in detail. Oh and Teen Angel and You Wish were other shows I watched a lot around this time.



By the way Slim, what other Disney Channel shows aired in Canada in the Late 90s/Early-Mid 00s that you remember of?

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/03/19 at 10:10 am


I dont think any kid under 10 was secretive about it. Kids don't care so much about that kind of stuff. They are just children.


I never heard any boy talking about Hannah Montana from 2006 to 2011. Girls wanted the dolls in 2007 or so. Then again, that was just in my neck of the woods.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/03/19 at 10:58 am


BTW, apparently it was the 15th anniversary of Phil of The Future last year:

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You heard right, 15 years :o.

*this year.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/03/19 at 11:03 am


I don't think we had Disney Channel here in the 90s but I grew up watching a lot of 90s Disney cartoons like Aladdin, DuckTales, Hercules, Little Mermaid, Timone & Pumba etc. and that would be my favourite era of Disney, and not the early 2000s era I "should" have grown up with. (Pre-)Teen sitcoms were never my thing. :P

Those shows and movies you mentioned were regular Disney properties. Disney Channel is apart of the Walt Disney Company but it's not the same thing as regular Disney stuff.

Also, Disney Channel didn't come to Canada until 2015. It makes sense that you never watched it lol.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/03/19 at 11:26 am

@ OP

What was the final year of early 2000s Disney Channel?

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/03/19 at 1:56 pm



By the way Slim, what other Disney Channel shows aired in Canada in the Late 90s/Early-Mid 00s that you remember of?

Ill list a couple shows I remember off the top of my head that were on the Family Channel, some are produced by Disney, some are produced by Nick, and some are produced by neither. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, The Famous Jet Jackson, All That, The Amanda Show, Teen Angel, You Wish (sitcom from the '90s, not the movie), Bug Juice, Totally Hoops, Totally Circus, Smart Guy, Boy Meets World.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/03/19 at 6:59 pm


Ill list a couple shows I remember off the top of my head that were on the Family Channel, some are produced by Disney, some are produced by Nick, and some are produced by neither. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, The Famous Jet Jackson, All That, The Amanda Show, Teen Angel, You Wish (sitcom from the '90s, not the movie), Bug Juice, Totally Hoops, Totally Circus, Smart Guy, Boy Meets World.


Thats cool! Yeah I remember almost of those shows on American TV back in the day. A bit bizarre to see shows like The Amanda Show being lumped into shows like Lizzie McGuire :o, due to them being on opposing networks in the states, but anyways. I guess The Family Channel was the Canadian equivalent to (what was) ABC Family in the states. A lot of nice wholesome family shows, movies, events/specials, and reruns of Disney Channel/ABC related properties would air on there back in the day.


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This commercial break was during the Holiday season of 2003. Its a good highlight of what ABC Family was about back in those days!

If you could find any Family Channel commercials or promos, that'd be great!

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/03/19 at 8:06 pm

Family Channel was essentially Cananda's Disney Channel. They had the rights to air (some) Disney Channel properties.

Those rights moved over when Disney Channel was launched in Canada in 2015.

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Written By: 2001 on 07/03/19 at 9:44 pm


Ill list a couple shows I remember off the top of my head that were on the Family Channel, some are produced by Disney, some are produced by Nick, and some are produced by neither. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, The Famous Jet Jackson, All That, The Amanda Show, Teen Angel, You Wish (sitcom from the '90s, not the movie), Bug Juice, Totally Hoops, Totally Circus, Smart Guy, Boy Meets World.


Did you watch any YTV/Teletoons? I was more of a YTV kid, couldn't live without my animu :P

I could have sworn Amanda Show was on YTV. Weird to have What I Like About You and her other show on different channels ;D

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/03/19 at 10:22 pm


Did you watch any YTV/Teletoons? I was more of a YTV kid, couldn't live without my animu :P

I could have sworn Amanda Show was on YTV. Weird to have What I Like About You and her other show on different channels ;D

Amanda Show was on Family. But it could have been on YTV as well which also aired many Nick shows. But it was definitely a show on Family Channel. Sometimes I watched YTV I remember the show "The Hit List" like the TRL for kids. And I remember the show "The Zone". And also of course "Uh Oh". I was definitely more of a Family Channel guy growing up though.

Another shows on Family I forgot to mention were Art Attack, the artist making all those cool drawings and sculptures. And also Are You Afraid of the Night (pretty sure this was a '90s show but only aired reruns in the '00s).

I watched some Teletoons but not enough to remember what shows I watched.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 07/03/19 at 10:27 pm


Family Channel was essentially Cananda's Disney Channel. They had the rights to air (some) Disney Channel properties.

Those rights moved over when Disney Channel was launched in Canada in 2015.

Yes basically. But also Nickolodean and other networks aired on Family including The N (like the show Radio Free Roscoe, one of my favourites) and ABC. There were some exclusive shows to family channel too like that magazine show I forgot what it was called but it was about a bunch of kids working at some magazine company, it was a show from the late 2000s. That show only aired on Family from what I remember.  I think Naturally Sadie (a mid '00s show) was also a Family exclusive. Life With Derek was a Canadian show but aired on Disney too.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 07/03/19 at 10:30 pm


Thats cool! Yeah I remember almost of those shows on American TV back in the day. A bit bizarre to see shows like The Amanda Show being lumped into shows like Lizzie McGuire :o, due to them being on opposing networks in the states, but anyways. I guess The Family Channel was the Canadian equivalent to (what was) ABC Family in the states. A lot of nice wholesome family shows, movies, events/specials, and reruns of Disney Channel/ABC related properties would air on there back in the day.


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This commercial break was during the Holiday season of 2003. Its a good highlight of what ABC Family was about back in those days!

If you could find any Family Channel commercials or promos, that'd be great!

Yes the channel aired both Nick shows and Disney shows. I watched Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide on it and also Zoey 101 was on it as well, all while at the same time Disney shows and shows from other channels and Family exclusives being broadcasted. But like ReignMan said it was basically the Canadian Disney channel because something like 70% of the content was by Disney Channel. I really loved the Family Channel as a kid.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/03/19 at 11:25 pm


Yes the channel aired both Nick shows and Disney shows. I watched Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide on it and also Zoey 101 was on it as well, all while at the same time Disney shows and shows from other channels and Family exclusives being broadcasted. But like ReignMan said it was basically the Canadian Disney channel because something like 70% of the content was by Disney Channel. I really loved the Family Channel as a kid.


That actually sounds pretty dope :D.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/04/19 at 2:23 pm


Those shows and movies you mentioned were regular Disney properties. Disney Channel is apart of the Walt Disney Company but it's not the same thing as regular Disney stuff.

Also, Disney Channel didn't come to Canada until 2015. It makes sense that you never watched it lol.


I have to tell everyone this too. The way Disney has handled its properties for kids entertainment for decades is very confusing for people. You have Disney Afternoon cartoons, ABC One Saturday Morning cartoons, regular Disney owned cartoons that were syndicated, Disney Channel original cartoons, Disney XD original cartoons and so forth. You even have Disney Channel original sitcoms and Disney XD original sitcoms. Regular movies owned by the Walt Disney Company (animated or live-action) that have aired multiple networks and then the Disney Channel original movies. It’s complicated but once you do your research you understand it. It’s easier to break down the Nick and CN properties.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/04/19 at 2:26 pm


Yes the channel aired both Nick shows and Disney shows. I watched Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide on it and also Zoey 101 was on it as well, all while at the same time Disney shows and shows from other channels and Family exclusives being broadcasted. But like ReignMan said it was basically the Canadian Disney channel because something like 70% of the content was by Disney Channel. I really loved the Family Channel as a kid.


Yeah, I even found out that YTV from Canada aired Nickelodeon and CN originals in one network. One of the commercial breaks I saw had Spongebob Squarepants followed by the Powerpuff Girls!

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/04/19 at 2:40 pm


And yeah, 2004 was pretty epic. When it came to kid culture, 2004 was definitely memorable.


As it pertains to Disney Channel, 2004 was pretty dope. 2004 wasn't as transformative for Disney Channel in the same way it was for Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network (or its sister network, Toon Disney), which is what made the channel seem even more paramount. Minus the lack of Zoog era bumpers, 2004 Disney Channel still seemed pretty similar to 2002 Disney Channel, if that makes any sense. Minus the channel's logo change in Late 2002 and phaseout of Zoog bumpers, the changes made at Disney were more gradual during the early-mid 2000’s.


Yeah, late 2002-2005 for Disney Channel felt the same. 2000-mid 2002 was a different era from that. Kim Possible premiered towards the end of the 2000-mid 2002 era and I still remember the first time I ever watched Kim Possible in summer 2002 and the Vault/Zoog logo was still there on the bottom right screen, but then in late 2002 it changed and went to the bottom left screen. I didn’t catch any Kim Possible episode again until 2003 and that was only because of That’s So Raven. After 2005, 2006-mid 2007 was the next transition then late 2007-2010 was one separate era which I didn’t watch outside of Phineas & Ferb on some occasions (which aired both DC and DXD). Then in 2011 Disney Channel had an overnight change, and I’m pretty sure for all girls around our generation Disney Channel was 100% dead by 2011. 2007 is just when the diversity ended for most guys around our age.

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

Written By: Slim95 on 07/04/19 at 2:46 pm

I watched a lot of Disney programming even in the later years (mindless entertainment for me really) but it definitely went downhill in 2006, that's why I think there was a shift in early 2006. When Highschool Musical and Hannah Montanna came on the scene. Even at that age I knew it sucked. Something drastically changed with Disney in 2006.

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

Written By: Retrolover on 07/04/19 at 4:05 pm


I watched a lot of Disney programming even in the later years (mindless entertainment for me really) but it definitely went downhill in 2006, that's why I think there was a shift in early 2006. When Highschool Musical and Hannah Montanna came on the scene. Even at that age I knew it sucked. Something drastically changed with Disney in 2006.


Hannah Montana sucked?

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

Written By: Slim95 on 07/04/19 at 4:05 pm


Hannah Montana sucked?

Big time.

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

Written By: Retrolover on 07/04/19 at 4:18 pm


Big time.


Well, to be fair, Disney Channel original series were never the same after the Zoog Disney block was dropped.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/04/19 at 4:26 pm


Well, to be fair, Disney Channel original series were never the same after the Zoog Disney block was dropped.


That’s not true. Lizzie McGuire was the beginning of the DC original sitcoms centered around a female, before That’s So Raven came out, but even after that you still had Phil of the Future and Suite Life of Zack & Cody centered around males which gave the network diversity.

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

Written By: Retrolover on 07/04/19 at 6:48 pm


That’s not true. Lizzie McGuire was the beginning of the DC original sitcoms centered around a female, before That’s So Raven came out, but even after that you still had Phil of the Future and Suite Life of Zack & Cody centered around males which gave the network diversity.


All of the original sitcoms made after 2001 all had zany characters and over-the-top storylines and even the older “dcoms” has horrible jokes towards the end of their runs.

I may be grading Disney Channel too hard. The shows on both networks were obviously made for children. The network hasn’t recovered from 2002 on, if you ask me.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/04/19 at 9:22 pm


All of the original sitcoms made after 2001 all had zany characters and over-the-top storylines and even the older “dcoms” has horrible jokes towards the end of their runs.

I may be grading Disney Channel too hard. The shows on both networks were obviously made for children. The network hasn’t recovered from 2002 on, if you ask me.


Were you more of a fan of the channel when it was part of a premium package? That would explain your disdain for Post 2001 Disney Channel. Disney Channel's history is confusing, because there seemed to be two different channels at two different eras and two different philosophies. Disney Channel of 1983-1996 was essentially a different channel with the exception of the name (and even then, it was referred to a 'The Disney Channel', NOT 'Disney Channel' like today) than the channel of DC from 1997-present.

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

Written By: Retrolover on 07/04/19 at 9:43 pm


Were you more of a fan of the channel when it was part of a premium package? That would explain your disdain for Post 2001 Disney Channel. Disney Channel's history is confusing, because there seemed to be two different channels at two different eras and two different philosophies. Disney Channel of 1983-1996 was essentially a different channel with the exception of the name (and even then, it was referred to a 'The Disney Channel', NOT 'Disney Channel' like today) than the channel of DC from 1997-present.


Yes, The Disney Channel was better in its’ earliest years (like with anything). The programs on Disney from 1983 to 1996 were mainly Disney-oriented. The shows on Disney Channel from 1997 to 2007 or 2008 were mediocre to me. Then again, I had ABC TGIF when it was in its earliest years. The plots on Disney Channel sitcoms were not lost on me. I had seen them all before.

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

Written By: nally on 07/05/19 at 12:25 am



I may be grading Disney Channel too hard. The shows on both networks were obviously made for children. The network hasn’t recovered from 2002 on, if you ask me.

Yes, they were geared towards that audience, but there are people past that stage of life that found 'em interesting too, including me.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/05/19 at 10:29 am


Yes, The Disney Channel was better in its’ earliest years (like with anything). The programs on Disney from 1983 to 1996 were mainly Disney-oriented. The shows on Disney Channel from 1997 to 2007 or 2008 were mediocre to me. Then again, I had ABC TGIF when it was in its earliest years. The plots on Disney Channel sitcoms were not lost on me. I had seen them all before.


I see. Were you ever a fan of Toon Disney in the late 90s/early 00s? I feel like that channel would've been up your alley. It was Disney's secondary channel that had a wide library of animation classics ranging from the 1930s/1940s of Walt Disney Shorts to the (at the time) modern era of toons from ABC's One Saturday Morning Block & Toon Disney's few originals.

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It also aired reruns of syndicated shows from other studios like DiC. After 1996, I feel like Toon Disney upto 2004 was sort of the spiritual successor to The Disney Channel.

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

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/05/19 at 11:08 am

There were actually a few different shifts over the course of the Disney Channel's history. Yeah, it's true that it did change during the late '90s during the Zoog era as it moved away from it's pay channel era, but, as somebody who watched plenty of late '90s Disney Channel, I would still say that it was overall closer to it's original era up until at least 2002 or so.

During the Zoog era, they did show plenty of their new content, such as sitcoms and original movies, but the Disney Channel also still showed plenty of their classic shows and movies also during that era. Perhaps not as much as they did earlier during the '90s but still plenty.

It wasn't until after 2002 or so that the channel started to focus way too much on showing their new sitcoms and movies at the expense of everything else.

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

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/05/19 at 11:42 am

You can see the divide in this thread between '80s borns and '90s borns lol.

'80s borns prefer the Disney Channel that they grew up with. Meanwhile, '90s borns prefer the Disney Channel that we grew up with.

That's just the way the world works. However, objectively, it wasn't until 1998 that Disney Channel took off and became the channel that it is today. Before 1998, Disney Channel was more of a niche network.

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

Written By: nally on 07/05/19 at 3:17 pm


I see. Were you ever a fan of Toon Disney in the late 90s/early 00s? I feel like that channel would've been up your alley. It was Disney's secondary channel that had a wide library of animation classics ranging from the 1930s/1940s of Walt Disney Shorts to the (at the time) modern era of toons from ABC's One Saturday Morning Block & Toon Disney's few originals.


It also aired reruns of syndicated shows from other studios like DiC. After 1996, I feel like Toon Disney upto 2004 was sort of the spiritual successor to The Disney Channel.

I remember Toon Disney. It aired all those animated programs, including several that had been part of the Disney Afternoon lineup in the early-mid 1990s (which I watched avidly, back in the day).

But then in the later 00's it was overtaken by more modern-day (at the time) shows (including Phineas & Ferb, which was in production then), as well as live-action programmes... and ten years ago it flipped to DisneyXD.

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

Written By: Retrolover on 07/05/19 at 5:30 pm


Yes, they were geared towards that audience, but there are people past that stage of life that found 'em interesting too, including me.


Watching the Disney Channel original sitcoms made me a bit upset because the prime-time sitcoms on other networks in the 2000s were nothing like mid 80s to 90s sitcoms. I thought the “dcoms” were a bit behind the times. Behind the times, but fun regardless.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/05/19 at 9:38 pm


That's just the way the world works. However, objectively, it wasn't until 1998 that Disney Channel took off and became the channel that it is today. Before 1998, Disney Channel was more of a niche network.


and that's exactly why Toon Disney launched in April 1998, so it could separate the animated shows and the live-action programming (with few exceptions of animation). Post-1997 Disney Channel's focus was never mainly animated shows since that's what Toon Disney was for. Disney Channel was mainly 80% live-action and 20% animation, but I would say between The Proud Family and American Dragon Jake Long is when the most original cartoons aired the network along with the live-action programming. 90's kids only had Disney Channel which was rare because it was premium back then. 00's kids had both Disney Channel and Toon Disney when it was more accessible and common in many households.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/05/19 at 9:42 pm

and IMO, Disney Plus launching later this is Disney's biggest entertainment outlet launch since Toon Disney in 1998. I'm taking it that far.

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

Written By: annimal on 07/05/19 at 10:05 pm

for the last time  NO

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

Written By: nally on 07/05/19 at 10:35 pm


Watching the Disney Channel original sitcoms made me a bit upset because the prime-time sitcoms on other networks in the 2000s were nothing like mid 80s to 90s sitcoms. I thought the “dcoms” were a bit behind the times. Behind the times, but fun regardless.

I guess you're right. I didn't find the prime-time network sitcoms of the 2000s all that interesting myself, either; I agree that they were nothing like those of the mid 80s/90s (which I liked).

And as for the DCOMs (Disny Channel Original Movies), I never really watched any of those.

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

Written By: nally on 07/05/19 at 10:37 pm


You can see the divide in this thread between '80s borns and '90s borns lol.

'80s borns prefer the Disney Channel that they grew up with. Meanwhile, '90s borns prefer the Disney Channel that we grew up with.

That's just the way the world works. However, objectively, it wasn't until 1998 that Disney Channel took off and became the channel that it is today. Before 1998, Disney Channel was more of a niche network.

Yep. Whoever was born in whatever time, usually prefers whichever channel(s) they grew up with. I feel that way too.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/14/19 at 9:56 pm


There were actually a few different shifts over the course of the Disney Channel's history. Yeah, it's true that it did change during the late '90s during the Zoog era as it moved away from it's pay channel era, but, as somebody who watched plenty of late '90s Disney Channel, I would still say that it was overall closer to it's original era up until at least 2002 or so.

During the Zoog era, they did show plenty of their new content, such as sitcoms and original movies, but the Disney Channel also still showed plenty of their classic shows and movies also during that era. Perhaps not as much as they did earlier during the '90s but still plenty.

It wasn't until after 2002 or so that the channel started to focus way too much on showing their new sitcoms and movies at the expense of everything else.


Yeah I get what you're saying. Zoog Disney still had some homage to the classical era of Disney. Vault Disney was the block they had that showcased Walt Disney shorts from the 30s-50s.



and IMO, Disney Plus launching later this is Disney's biggest entertainment outlet launch since Toon Disney in 1998. I'm taking it that far.


We'll see. I hope that it would have a wide selection of different content ranging from the past to present.



You can see the divide in this thread between '80s borns and '90s borns lol.

'80s borns prefer the Disney Channel that they grew up with. Meanwhile, '90s borns prefer the Disney Channel that we grew up with.

That's just the way the world works. However, objectively, it wasn't until 1998 that Disney Channel took off and became the channel that it is today. Before 1998, Disney Channel was more of a niche network.


I think it's less of a 80s vs. 90s born thing and more of an access to the channel itself thing. Like MachineHead mentioned, but most 80s borns don't really have much nostalgia of the channel in the 80s & 90s due to it being a premium channel. 80s borns (particularly late 80s borns) were fans of the channel when it was more readily accessible in the late 90s (DCOMs at the time being tailored towards them). Early & Mid 90s borns were also fans of the channel in the Zoog Era in the late 90s/early 00s as young kids, with content also tailored directly towards them (not to mention the inclusivity of DCOMs as well).

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/15/19 at 12:47 am


I think it's less of a 80s vs. 90s born thing and more of an access to the channel itself thing. Like MachineHead mentioned, but most 80s borns don't really have much nostalgia of the channel in the 80s & 90s due to it being a premium channel. 80s borns (particularly late 80s borns) were fans of the channel when it was more readily accessible in the late 90s (DCOMs at the time being tailored towards them). Early & Mid 90s borns were also fans of the channel in the Zoog Era in the late 90s/early 00s as young kids, with content also tailored directly towards them (not to mention the inclusivity of DCOMs as well).


and here's another thing to point out. The 80's Pinwheel era of Nickelodeon or whatever you call it, was basically the 90's era of Disney Channel before it became Vault/Zoog in 1997. The early eras of the network when it was an extra package and a lot of folks didn't have it yet. Its golden ages hadn't began yet. Same goes for CN's Checkerboard Era between 1992-1997. If there's one network that launched in its golden age from day 1, it's MTV. There was a lot of hype for MTV's launch throughout 1981 and my parents know this.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/15/19 at 12:00 pm


and here's another thing to point out. The 80's Pinwheel era of Nickelodeon or whatever you call it, was basically the 90's era of Disney Channel before it became Vault/Zoog in 1997. The early eras of the network when it was an extra package and a lot of folks didn't have it yet. Its golden ages hadn't began yet. Same goes for CN's Checkerboard Era between 1992-1997. If there's one network that launched in its golden age from day 1, it's MTV. There was a lot of hype for MTV's launch throughout 1981 and my parents know this.



True dat. In fact, I think Pinwheel was only available in select cities, if I'm not mistaken. That's the epitome of rarity. Also, yeah when MTV launched, the channel was immediately successful. Hence why the 80s are considered the 'golden age' for the channel, while for most networks it usually takes about a decade or so for them to start hitting their stride.

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

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/15/19 at 2:35 pm


I think it's less of a 80s vs. 90s born thing and more of an access to the channel itself thing. Like MachineHead mentioned, but most 80s borns don't really have much nostalgia of the channel in the 80s & 90s due to it being a premium channel. 80s borns (particularly late 80s borns) were fans of the channel when it was more readily accessible in the late 90s (DCOMs at the time being tailored towards them). Early & Mid 90s borns were also fans of the channel in the Zoog Era in the late 90s/early 00s as young kids, with content also tailored directly towards them (not to mention the inclusivity of DCOMs as well).

I was speaking in general terms.

Also, I know that many 1987-1989 borns loved Disney Channel in the late '90s and early '00s.

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

Written By: Zelek3 on 07/15/19 at 3:49 pm


and here's another thing to point out. The 80's Pinwheel era of Nickelodeon or whatever you call it, was basically the 90's era of Disney Channel before it became Vault/Zoog in 1997. The early eras of the network when it was an extra package and a lot of folks didn't have it yet. Its golden ages hadn't began yet. Same goes for CN's Checkerboard Era between 1992-1997. If there's one network that launched in its golden age from day 1, it's MTV. There was a lot of hype for MTV's launch throughout 1981 and my parents know this.



True dat. In fact, I think Pinwheel was only available in select cities, if I'm not mistaken. That's the epitome of rarity. Also, yeah when MTV launched, the channel was immediately successful. Hence why the 80s are considered the 'golden age' for the channel, while for most networks it usually takes about a decade or so for them to start hitting their stride.

Funny thing is that I know of some Gen Xers who think 1977-1991 Nick was better, and that the "golden age" of 1991-1998 was actually their downfall. They said the Nicktoons were too loud and gross and betrayed the "true" Nick from the 80s that was more relaxed/educational, and that the 90s was when Nick "started wh*ring for dollars", lol.

Which I guess just goes to show that, like SNL, the version of Nick/Disney/CN that *you* grew up with is the best, with anything before your time being outdated/unknown and anything after your time being too new/sh*t. ;D

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/15/19 at 5:28 pm

I was speaking in general terms.

Also, I know that many 1987-1989 borns loved Disney Channel in the late '90s and early '00s.


Even in general terms, the channel was a rarity in the 80s & early-mid 90s, so much of 80s babies childhoods were devoid of The Disney Channel. In the same way that not many 90s babies grew up watching Toon Disney from 1998-2004 due to it also being rather rare (although not at the same extent as The Disney Channel from 1983-1996). It is a bit of an unfair comparison. Comparing what 80s babies and 90s babies would've preferred of a more popular channel like Nickelodeon (with 80s babies preferring the 90s and 90s babies preferring the 00s) would be more of a fair comparison.





Funny thing is that I know of some Gen Xers who think 1977-1991 Nick was better, and that the "golden age" of 1991-1998 was actually their downfall. They said the Nicktoons were too loud and gross and betrayed the "true" Nick from the 80s that was more relaxed/educational, and that the 90s was when Nick "started wh*ring for dollars", lol.

Which I guess just goes to show that, like SNL, the version of Nick/Disney/CN that *you* grew up with is the best, with anything before your time being outdated/unknown and anything after your time being too new/sh*t. ;D


You mind if I post my reply on the Silver Age Nick thread?

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=54892.480

I just want to keep the convos on this thread strictly Disney Channel related.

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

Written By: mwalker1996 on 07/16/19 at 8:41 am

For Nick and Disney it took a little while to take off but CN took off rather quickly by 1994 CN was one of the most watched kids networks on television, and this was the checkerboard era.  Cartoon Network had the advantage of launching in 1992 when a good chunk of Americans had cable tv whereas Nick and Disney launched when Cable tv wasn't as accessible at least for lower-middle-class Americans. For most 80s borns it was just Nick and CN but for 90s and 00s borns it was CN vs Nick vs Disney.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/16/19 at 11:30 am


For Nick and Disney it took a little while to take off but CN took off rather quickly by 1994 CN was one of the most watched kids networks on television, and this was the checkerboard era.  Cartoon Network had the advantage of launching in 1992 when a good chunk of Americans had cable tv whereas Nick and Disney launched when Cable tv wasn't as accessible at least for lower-middle-class Americans. For most 80s borns it was just Nick and CN but for 90s and 00s borns it was CN vs Nick vs Disney.


True. Even in the mid 90s there were already some Cartoon Network originals like Space Ghost Coast to Coast and What A Cartoon Show (which was a precursor to the Cartoon Cartoons of the late 90s/early 00s). Sometimes I wondered what it would’ve been like if I was born a few years earlier, I could potentially seen glimpses of the Checkerboard Era. That would’ve been pretty cool to see.

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

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/16/19 at 1:46 pm

Nickelodeon and Disney Channel (especially Nick) had a decade head start on Cartoon Network. Yet, in a very short time CN was able to surpass both of them.

Nick started in 1979 (technically in 1977 but Nick doesn't count that time), Disney Channel in 1983 & Cartoon Network in 1992. Growing up I watched all 3 but I was a Cartoon Network kid through and through.


2001-2003: I was a Nick kid almost 100%. I occasionally watched CN. I didn't watch Disney Channel during this time.

2003-2007: I was a 70% CN kid, 15% Disney Channel kid, 15% Nick kid. Other channels and programming blocks like Kids' WB, PBS Kids, Jetix, 4Kids, etc are not included in this calculation.

2007-2010: My viewership of all 3 significantly decreased but I was mostly watching CN (now at 85% - mostly due to Chowder & Flapjack), 13% Disney Channel (mostly due to Wizards of Waverly Place), 2% Nickelodeon.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/16/19 at 5:56 pm


Nickelodeon and Disney Channel (especially Nick) had a decade head start on Cartoon Network. Yet, in a very short time CN was able to surpass both of them.

Nick started in 1979 (technically in 1977 but Nick doesn't count that time), Disney Channel in 1983 & Cartoon Network in 1992. Growing up I watched all 3 but I was a Cartoon Network kid through and through.


2001-2003: I was a Nick kid almost 100%. I occasionally watched CN. I didn't watch Disney Channel during this time.

2003-2007: I was a 70% CN kid, 15% Disney Channel kid, 15% Nick kid. Other channels and programming blocks like Kids' WB, PBS Kids, Jetix, 4Kids, etc are not included in this calculation.

2007-2010: My viewership of all 3 significantly decreased but I was mostly watching CN (now at 85% - mostly due to Chowder & Flapjack), 13% Disney Channel (mostly due to Wizards of Waverly Place), 2% Nickelodeon.


Cool analysis! For me when I was growing up, this was my percentage:


1999-2001 (Aka, the peaks for 'Klasky Csupo' era for Nick, 'Powerhouse' era for Cartoon Network, and 'Zoog' era for Disney): 100% Nickelodeon (due to my family only having cable sporadically during these years); I would watch Nick Jr. and popular Nicktoons at the time. Not to mention owning those old school Orange VHS tapes of popular Nick Jr./Nick Shows :D


2002-2004 (Aka, the latter half periods for the 'Klasky Csupo', 'Powerhouse', and 'Zoog/Early Modern' eras): I would say my percentage was 50% Nick, 35% Cartoon Network, and 15% split between Disney Channel & Toon Disney (leaning more towards Toon Disney during those years).


2005-2007 (Aka, the 'TeeNick' era for Nickelodeon, 'City' era for Cartoon Network, and 'Suite Life/HSM/Montana/Raven' era for Disney Channel): I would say that I was 40% Nick, 35% Disney (leaning more towards Disney Channel during those years, although I'd occasionally watch Jetix on Toon Disney), and 25% Cartoon Network.


After 2007, my interest in all three channels went rapidly downhill...


This was when Nickelodeon predominately became the 'Spongebob channel, was in its 'Poof' phase for Fairly Odd Parents, and when they changed its iconic 'Splat' logo.


For Cartoon Network, the cancellation of Toonami, end of reruns of 'Cartoon Cartoons', over reliance on Teletoons (like George of the Jungle and Total Drama Island 8-P), and the launch of........... gasp............CN REAL
y-fC4SRhxS4

In which I cannot believe its already been 10 YEARS since that travesty began :o



DE9ek9GdekQ

, really destroyed the legacy of the channel (which haunts the channel to this day).


And Disney becoming the 'Miley channel' was reason enough to stop watching that as well 8-P.


So that is the history of me watching various kid networks ;D.

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Written By: mqg96 on 07/16/19 at 8:59 pm


2001-2003: I was a Nick kid almost 100%. I occasionally watched CN. I didn't watch Disney Channel during this time.

2003-2007: I was a 70% CN kid, 15% Disney Channel kid, 15% Nick kid. Other channels and programming blocks like Kids' WB, PBS Kids, Jetix, 4Kids, etc are not included in this calculation.

2007-2010: My viewership of all 3 significantly decreased but I was mostly watching CN (now at 85% - mostly due to Chowder & Flapjack), 13% Disney Channel (mostly due to Wizards of Waverly Place), 2% Nickelodeon.


For me it was

2001-2003 (K and 1st grade): Cartoon Network 50%, Toon Disney 40%, Nickelodeon 10%

2003-2006 (2nd-4th grade): Cartoon Network 50%, Disney Channel 20%, Toon Disney 20%, Nickelodeon 10%

2006-2008 (4th-6th grade):  Cartoon Network 10%, Disney Channel 10%, Nickelodeon 40%, Boomerang 40%


Cartoon Network and Disney (in general) were my main go to. Nickelodeon and Kids WB were always secondary. Watched sometimes but not every time. I watched those just as much at my cousins house as I did at home on a few occasions. Also, when I say Nickelodeon, I don't mean just the network itself, but also Noggin (with Feet Face before Muse & Zee took over), Nicktoons (before it became Nicktoons Network in Sept 2005), The N, and Nick Gas (before it shutdown at the end of 2007).

Saturday morning stations were wining down by the time I got in my peak childhood, but Kids WB still remained good for the longest, although no where near as good as it was in the 90's, I thought Kids WB between 2000 and 2005 was still the best Saturday morning block around with good enough exclusive variety combined with some CN shows, and it was great for kids who didn't have cable at the time. ABC Kids was lame because it was just a basic Disney Channel clone. One Saturday Morning was a lot better. I never watched FOX Kids or FOX BOX.

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Written By: mqg96 on 07/16/19 at 8:59 pm


As Y/z cuspers we're in a similar position. We're too young to remember the golden era of nicktoons but too old for the stuff post-2008.


I feel this way about Disney Channel, too young for the Zoog Disney era stuff but too old for the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato era (although technically I was still in the target audience for the beginning of Miley Cyrus) but my peak was without question Raven Symone between 2003-2006.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/17/19 at 3:45 am


For Nick and Disney it took a little while to take off but CN took off rather quickly by 1994 CN was one of the most watched kids networks on television, and this was the checkerboard era.  Cartoon Network had the advantage of launching in 1992 when a good chunk of Americans had cable tv whereas Nick and Disney launched when Cable tv wasn't as accessible at least for lower-middle-class Americans. For most 80s borns it was just Nick and CN but for 90s and 00s borns it was CN vs Nick vs Disney.


By the late 90s most cable providers in the US were offering Disney Channel as part of basic cable, so I would say people born in the late 80s generally spent some of their childhood watching it too. Can't speak for other countries though. It was pay TV where I lived until 1999 but I lived in a remote part of the country.

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Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/17/19 at 6:57 am


Cool analysis! For me when I was growing up, this was my percentage:


1999-2001 (Aka, the peaks for 'Klasky Csupo' era for Nick, 'Powerhouse' era for Cartoon Network, and 'Zoog' era for Disney): 100% Nickelodeon (due to my family only having cable sporadically during these years); I would watch Nick Jr. and popular Nicktoons at the time. Not to mention owning those old school Orange VHS tapes of popular Nick Jr./Nick Shows :D


2002-2004 (Aka, the latter half periods for the 'Klasky Csupo', 'Powerhouse', and 'Zoog/Early Modern' eras): I would say my percentage was 50% Nick, 35% Cartoon Network, and 15% split between Disney Channel & Toon Disney (leaning more towards Toon Disney during those years).


2005-2007 (Aka, the 'TeeNick' era for Nickelodeon, 'City' era for Cartoon Network, and 'Suite Life/HSM/Montana/Raven' era for Disney Channel): I would say that I was 40% Nick, 35% Disney (leaning more towards Disney Channel during those years, although I'd occasionally watch Jetix on Toon Disney), and 25% Cartoon Network.


After 2007, my interest in all three channels went rapidly downhill...


This was when Nickelodeon predominately became the 'Spongebob channel, was in its 'Poof' phase for Fairly Odd Parents, and when they changed its iconic 'Splat' logo.


For Cartoon Network, the cancellation of Toonami, end of reruns of 'Cartoon Cartoons', over reliance on Teletoons (like George of the Jungle and Total Drama Island 8-P), and the launch of........... gasp............CN REAL
y-fC4SRhxS4

In which I cannot believe its already been 10 YEARS since that travesty began :o



DE9ek9GdekQ

, really destroyed the legacy of the channel (which haunts the channel to this day).


And Disney becoming the 'Miley channel' was reason enough to stop watching that as well 8-P.


So that is the history of me watching various kid networks ;D.


My history would look something like this.

1990-1992, we didn't have cable, so my early cartoon years were pretty much exclusively were watching Saturday morning cartoons.

1992-1998, my peak kid years were primarily focused on Nick. We didn't have Cartoon Network or Disney during a lot of these years. I also watched plenty of Fox Kids and other Saturday morning cartoons.

1998-2002, I started watching considerably more Cartoon Network, as it became the cooler channel, particularly Toonami. I also watched plenty of Nick, though, and watched a lot more Disney Channel. Also watched Saturday morning cartoons until around 2000 or so.

After 2002, I pretty much stopped watching cartoons.

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

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/17/19 at 12:21 pm

It's crazy how I barely watch cable TV today.

For me, the biggest reason is that there's really nothing on cable TV to watch. Sitcoms nowadays suck, cartoons suck or are just OK, I'm not a fan of reality TV shows, I don't really watch police/crime shows, I don't watch drama shows. So there's basically nothing for me to watch.

One of my biggest problems with Cartoon Network today, it that they don't understand the reason why they were able to overtake Nickelodeon and Disney Channel in such a short amount of time. The reason is because they had a wide variety of (original) cartoons that could be enjoyed by people of all age groups.

Early on, they had Hanna-Barbera cartoons and other classic cartoons from the 1930s through the 1970s, that Baby Boomers and early Gen Xers could enjoy. Also, it introduced those classic cartoons to those of us who grew up in the '90s or '00s.

Then, they started creating their own shows while still airing the classic toons. They created original cartoons that were silly, goofy, comedic, lighthearted, actiony, mature, dark, creepy, serious, cinematic, etc. They also created Toonami and through Toonami, they were able to introduce a generation of American kids to Japanese animation. Cartoon Network was THE PLACE FOR CARTOONS....LITERALLY. There was a cartoon for anyone.

Nowadays, they just have the silly/goofy/comedic/lighthearted cartoons. It also doesn't help that most of them have a similar art style and it's a very simplistic one.

If it wasn't for streaming services (and Nickelodeon for the 2012 TMNT series), there would be no major non-lighthearted American cartoons in the past 5 years. That's pretty sad to think about.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/17/19 at 9:21 pm


It's crazy how I barely watch cable TV today.

For me, the biggest reason is that there's really nothing on cable TV to watch. Sitcoms nowadays suck, cartoons suck or are just OK, I'm not a fan of reality TV shows, I don't really watch police/crime shows, I don't watch drama shows. So there's basically nothing for me to watch.


Have you ever tried The Middle or Modern Family? Those are some good sitcoms, they're single camera though so different from the ones in the 80s and 90s.

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Written By: piecesof93 on 07/17/19 at 9:36 pm


It's crazy how I barely watch cable TV today.

For me, the biggest reason is that there's really nothing on cable TV to watch. Sitcoms nowadays suck, cartoons suck or are just OK, I'm not a fan of reality TV shows, I don't really watch police/crime shows, I don't watch drama shows. So there's basically nothing for me to watch.

I think BET has gotten muuuuuuuch better than it used to be, especially compared to it's run in the late 2000s.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/17/19 at 10:15 pm


Have you ever tried The Middle or Modern Family? Those are some good sitcoms, they're single camera though so different from the ones in the 80s and 90s.

I've watched a few episodes of those shows. They're OK/decent. Not great or outstanding, IMO.


I think BET has gotten muuuuuuuch better than it used to be, especially compared to it's run in the late 2000s.

I heard that the Boomerang TV series is good. I've also watched the New Edition Story & the Bobby Brown Story, they were both decent made-for-TV movies.

However, I don't watch BET much lol. BET used to be great back in the 2000s!

Remember UPN (later, The CW)? UPN used to be the GOAT channel for Black TV shows. There used to be so many major Black TV shows and pretty much all of them were good to great. Also, when I say TV shows, I'm mainly talking about sitcoms not drama shows.

Now, there's only Black-ish, Grown-ish and in the future...Mixed-ish??? That's only 2-3 shows. Other Black TV shows are on either streaming services or non-basic cable channels.

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Written By: nally on 07/17/19 at 11:48 pm


I heard that the Boomerang TV series is good. I've also watched the New Edition Story & the Bobby Brown Story, they were both decent made-for-TV movies.



My current provider (Spectrum) has Boomerang on the lineup, but unfortunately we aren't subscribed to it. So I can't watch it, which is a bummer. :-\\ But on my old provider (Verizon FIOS, later Frontier), the channel was available along with all the other channels, so I was able to see it then. I especially liked it when it aired all the classic "Looney Tunes" shorts.

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Written By: piecesof93 on 07/17/19 at 11:55 pm


I've watched a few episodes of those shows. They're OK/decent. Not great or outstanding, IMO.
I heard that the Boomerang TV series is good. I've also watched the New Edition Story & the Bobby Brown Story, they were both decent made-for-TV movies.

However, I don't watch BET much lol. BET used to be great back in the 2000s!

Remember UPN (later, The CW)? UPN used to be the GOAT channel for Black TV shows. There used to be so many major Black TV shows and pretty much all of them were good to great. Also, when I say TV shows, I'm mainly talking about sitcoms not drama shows.

Now, there's only Black-ish, Grown-ish and in the future...Mixed-ish??? That's only 2-3 shows. Other Black TV shows are on either streaming services or non-basic cable channels.

Yup, there were so many great black sitcoms. Not sure, if we'll ever get to experience that again.

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Written By: nally on 07/18/19 at 12:01 am


Yup, there were so many great black sitcoms. Not sure, if we'll ever get to experience that again.

My favorite ones from the 1990s are Family Matters, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Hanging With Mr. Cooper... and to a lesser extent, The Wayans Brothers.

And in the 2000s there was That's So Raven (on Disney Channel).

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Written By: piecesof93 on 07/18/19 at 1:37 am


My favorite ones from the 1990s are Family Matters, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Hanging With Mr. Cooper... and to a lesser extent, The Wayans Brothers.

And in the 2000s there was That's So Raven (on Disney Channel).

From the 90s and 2000s, my favorites include Girlfriends, Moesha, The Parkers, One on One, Half & Half, The Bernie Mac show, Sister Sister and Smart Guy.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/18/19 at 8:43 am


My current provider (Spectrum) has Boomerang on the lineup, but unfortunately we aren't subscribed to it. So I can't watch it, which is a bummer. :-\\ But on my old provider (Verizon FIOS, later Frontier), the channel was available along with all the other channels, so I was able to see it then. I especially liked it when it aired all the classic "Looney Tunes" shorts.

LOL, I wasn't talking about that Boomerang ;D.

There is a TV series called Boomerang on BET that is based off of the 1992 film of the same name that starred Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones and a few others.

It's the movie that made Halle Berry famous ;).

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Written By: nally on 07/18/19 at 6:04 pm


LOL, I wasn't talking about that Boomerang ;D.

There is a TV series called Boomerang on BET that is based off of the 1992 film of the same name that starred Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones and a few others.

It's the movie that made Halle Berry famous ;).

Sorry, my bad. I haven't heard of either one.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/18/19 at 8:54 pm


Sorry, my bad. I haven't heard of either one.

It's a cult classic film within the Black community, it's a more underrated film. It made a $131 million (~$239 million in today's money) at the box office in '92.

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Written By: Si_1997 on 07/18/19 at 9:24 pm


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


I’m not at all ! I was born in 97 and I have never really paid attention to phineas and ferb. That show was popular when I was in middle school. I feel like my kid culture was kind of over with by age 10/11, I just wasn’t into it anymore. I had moved onto Myspace, Jersey Shore, Reality TV, Facebook, etc by 6th or 7th grade.

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Written By: annimal on 07/18/19 at 9:32 pm

nice spiky necklaces

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/18/19 at 9:34 pm


My favorite ones from the 1990s are Family Matters, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Hanging With Mr. Cooper... and to a lesser extent, The Wayans Brothers.

And in the 2000s there was That's So Raven (on Disney Channel).


“Family Matters” is actually from the 80s, but it unraveled into a much better sitcom in 1990. So, I can see how you would think it started in the 90s.

I don’t care much for the first season episodes, even the first Urkel appearance. I could tell the first ever episodes were old even in 1993 when “Family Matters” was in syndication. “Family Matters” was ‘too Cosby meets Perfect Strangers’ in the beginning. Aunt Rachel and grandma Winslow were the best characters before Urkel came back to the Winslow house in 1990.

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Written By: annimal on 07/18/19 at 9:53 pm

I just don't watch TV any more.  I have my reasons

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/18/19 at 10:09 pm


It's a cult classic film within the Black community, it's a more underrated film. It made a $131 million (~$239 million in today's money) at the box office in '92.


LOL I loved that movie too when I was a kid:D. And, I'm in full agreement about Halle Barry, she was, is, and will always be, bae 8).



“Family Matters” is actually from the 80s, but it unraveled into a much better sitcom in 1990. So, I can see how you would think it started in the 90s.

I don’t care much for the first season episodes, even the first Urkel appearance. I could tell the first ever episodes were old even in 1993 when “Family Matters” was in syndication. “Family Matters” was ‘too Cosby meets Perfect Strangers’ in the beginning. Aunt Rachel and grandma Winslow were the best characters before Urkel came back to the Winslow house in 1990.


But that's pretty trivial though.... That's like saying The Simpsons was an 80s show or Family Guy was a 90s show. 1 year on the air in the 80s, versus 9 years in the 90s makes Family Matters quintessentially a 90s show.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/18/19 at 10:14 pm

Also, I agree that Black TV has unfortunately been lacking this decade.... It has all been benign drama infested shows like Green Leaf and Empire (and not to mention the drama surrounding one of the starring actors in the show that shall not be named 8-P). There was much more variety in the 1990s & 2000s and (ironically) it seemed like there was more 'pro Black' pop cultural content back then, but in a positive light (things have noticeably turned more negative this decade, but in a way its good because it allows us to look back on serious events).

Anyways, some of my favorites from back in the day include Fresh Prince (cliche' I know), Family Matters, Martin, Moesha, Sister Sister, My Wife and Kids, The Dave Chapelle Show, and Everybody Hates Chris to name a few. Damn those were the days 8).

The Madea Family Reunion films (and other Tyler Perry films) from the 2000s were guilty pleasures for me and my family back in the day ;D.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/19/19 at 1:05 am


LOL I loved that movie too when I was a kid:D. And, I'm in full agreement about Halle Barry, she was, is, and will always be, bae 8).


But that's pretty trivial though.... That's like saying The Simpsons was an 80s show or Family Guy was a 90s show. 1 year on the air in the 80s, versus 9 years in the 90s makes Family Matters quintessentially a 90s show.


Yeah, it's like saying the Brady Bunch isn't an archetypal 70s show because it started in 1969.

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Written By: rapplepop on 07/19/19 at 1:05 am


Yeah, it's like saying the Brady Bunch isn't an archetypal 70s show because it started in 1969. Urkel didn't even say "Did I do that?" until 1990.

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/19/19 at 12:28 pm


Also, I agree that Black TV has unfortunately been lacking this decade.... It has all been benign drama infested shows like Green Leaf and Empire (and not to mention the drama surrounding one of the starring actors in the show that shall not be named 8-P). There was much more variety in the 1990s & 2000s and (ironically) it seemed like there was more 'pro Black' pop cultural content back then, but in a positive light (things have noticeably turned more negative this decade, but in a way its good because it allows us to look back on serious events).

Anyways, some of my favorites from back in the day include Fresh Prince (cliche' I know), Family Matters, Martin, Moesha, Sister Sister, My Wife and Kids, The Dave Chapelle Show, and Everybody Hates Chris to name a few. Damn those were the days 8).

The Madea Family Reunion films (and other Tyler Perry films) from the 2000s were guilty pleasures for me and my family back in the day ;D.

Yep, I agree with pretty much everything you said! 8)

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/19/19 at 2:25 pm


Yeah, it's like saying the Brady Bunch isn't an archetypal 70s show because it started in 1969. Urkel didn't even say "Did I do that?" until 1990.


Urkel actually uttered his famous catchphrase first in 1989 after knocking over the table closest to the kitchen. Both Harriet and Carl were in the living room. “Laura’s First Date” gave us Urkel in more ways than one. There’s no way Urkel was meant to be a one time character. Once Urkel stayed with the Winslow parents at the end of the episode, we all should have known then that he would be in future episodes of the series.

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Written By: nally on 07/19/19 at 3:18 pm


“Family Matters” is actually from the 80s, but it unraveled into a much better sitcom in 1990. So, I can see how you would think it started in the 90s.

I am very well aware that it began in 1989, but I also know it had the bulk of its run in the 90's. (In fact, I began watching it during its third season, 1991-92.)



But that's pretty trivial though.... That's like saying The Simpsons was an 80s show or Family Guy was a 90s show. 1 year on the air in the 80s, versus 9 years in the 90s makes Family Matters quintessentially a 90s show.

I agree here.



I don’t care much for the first season episodes, even the first Urkel appearance. I could tell the first ever episodes were old even in 1993 when “Family Matters” was in syndication. “Family Matters” was ‘too Cosby meets Perfect Strangers’ in the beginning. Aunt Rachel and grandma Winslow were the best characters before Urkel came back to the Winslow house in 1990.

Yeah, the first-season episodes had a different feel than those of, say, the fourth season or later. Also in 1993, the character of Judy Winslow had totally vanished without any sort of explanation on the show. I later found out that the writers killed her off because she became less relevant of a character (which I think is kindof a shame), and Steve Urkel was becoming more popular, adding to the ratings. Something like that.

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Written By: Retrolover on 07/20/19 at 10:55 pm


I am very well aware that it began in 1989, but I also know it had the bulk of its run in the 90's. (In fact, I began watching it during its third season, 1991-92.)

I agree here.

Yeah, the first-season episodes had a different feel than those of, say, the fourth season or later. Also in 1993, the character of Judy Winslow had totally vanished without any sort of explanation on the show. I later found out that the writers killed her off because she became less relevant of a character (which I think is kindof a shame), and Steve Urkel was becoming more popular, adding to the ratings. Something like that.


Did you catch when Urkel put on his jetpack and landed in the backyard of the Lamberts on “Step by Step”? “Family Matters” was the bigger deal at the time, but it was kind of cool to know the young man from the movie “Beethoven” was friends with Urkel.

I liked the Judy episodes better than the ones that came after. I had a deeper appreciation for the series after the 90s ended for some reason. So many scenes were missing and others were re-edited into the reruns of the 2000s. People who recorded the entire TGIF lineups of the 80s and 90s have the best treasures out of the rest of us who caught the show during the original run and after.

Did ABC TGIF shows have better writing than ‘00s Disney Channel shows to you or was there too much slapstick and corny jokes in them?

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Written By: nally on 07/21/19 at 2:00 pm


Did you catch when Urkel put on his jetpack and landed in the backyard of the Lamberts on “Step by Step”? “Family Matters” was the bigger deal at the time, but it was kind of cool to know the young man from the movie “Beethoven” was friends with Urkel.

Yes, that was during the 1991-92 season. I remember him guest-appearing on a Step By Step episode. I think that on the night that episode aired, it was segued at the end of that night's Family Matters episode. Syndication, however, dropped that portion.



I liked the Judy episodes better than the ones that came after. I had a deeper appreciation for the series after the 90s ended for some reason. So many scenes were missing and others were re-edited into the reruns of the 2000s. People who recorded the entire TGIF lineups of the 80s and 90s have the best treasures out of the rest of us who caught the show during the original run and after.

Yeah, I hate when syndication makes those modifications. It's just not the same. I mean, it's nice to see reruns of old TV shows you loved, but it's sad when they get tweaked like that.




Did ABC TGIF shows have better writing than ‘00s Disney Channel shows to you or was there too much slapstick and corny jokes in them?

Maybe so, but it's hard to compare them.

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/21/19 at 10:20 pm


Also, I agree that Black TV has unfortunately been lacking this decade... It has all been benign drama infested shows like Green Leaf and Empire. (and not to mention the drama surrounding one of the starring actors in the show that shall not be named 8-P). There was much more variety in the 1990s & 2000s and (ironically) it seemed like there was more 'pro-Black' pop cultural content back then but in a positive light. (things have noticeably turned more negative this decade, but in a way its good because it allows us to look back on serious events).
Yeah, I agree with you and BP. That's why I haven't honestly watched the majority of the Black TV shows throughout this decade either. It's either those or the reality shows. It would have been much better had the variety of Black TV continued into the 2010s. Hopefully, it comes back in the next era.

You would also think that having a black president at the start of the 10s Black TV would explode onto more networks, but that didn't turn out to be the case.

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Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/21/19 at 11:36 pm


For Nick and Disney, it took a little while to take off, but CN took off rather quickly by 1994 CN was one of the most-watched kids' networks on television, and this was the checkerboard era.  Cartoon Network had the advantage of launching in 1992 when a good chunk of Americans had cable tv. Whereas when Nick and Disney launched, Cable tv wasn't as accessible at least for lower-middle-class Americans. For most 80s borns it was just Nick and CN, but for 90s and 00s borns, it was CN vs. Nick vs. Disney.



True. Even in the mid-90s, there were already some Cartoon Network originals like Space Ghost Coast to Coast and What A Cartoon Show (which was a precursor to the Cartoon Cartoons of the late 90s/early 00s). Sometimes I wondered what it would’ve been like if I was born a few years earlier, I could potentially see glimpses of the Checkerboard Era. That would’ve been pretty cool to see.
Wait, hold on. I highly doubt CN would have taken off that early. The channel may have had those two shows by 1995, but CN was still mainly an HB and vintage medium during that time.


Nickelodeon and Disney Channel (especially Nick) had a decade head start on Cartoon Network. In a short time, CN was able to surpass both of them.

Nick started in 1979 (technically in 1977 but Nick doesn't count that time), Disney Channel in 1983 & Cartoon Network in 1992. Growing up, I watched all three, but I was a Cartoon Network kid through and through.


2001-2003: I was a Nick kid, almost 100%. I occasionally watched CN. I didn't watch Disney Channel during this time.

2003-2007: I was a 70% CN kid, 15% Disney Channel kid, 15% Nick kid. Other channels and programming blocks like Kids' WB, PBS Kids, Jetix, 4Kids, etc. are not included in this calculation.

2007-2010: My viewership of all three significantly decreased, but I was mostly watching CN. (now at 85% - primarily due to Chowder & Flapjack), 13% Disney Channel (mostly due to Wizards of Waverly Place), 2% Nickelodeon.



Cool analysis! For me, when I was growing up, this was my percentage:


1999-2001 (Aka, the peaks for 'Klasky Csupo' era for Nick, 'Powerhouse' era for Cartoon Network, and 'Zoog' era for Disney): 100% Nickelodeon (due to my family only having cable sporadically during these years); I would watch Nick Jr. and popular Nicktoons at the time. Not to mention owning those old school Orange VHS tapes of popular Nick Jr./Nick Shows :D


2002-2004 (Aka, the latter half periods for the 'Klasky Csupo', 'Powerhouse', and 'Zoog/Early Modern' eras): I would say my percentage was 50% Nick, 35% Cartoon Network, and 15% split between Disney Channel & Toon Disney (leaning more towards Toon Disney during those years).


2005-2007 (Aka, the 'TeenNick' era for Nickelodeon, 'City' age for Cartoon Network, and 'Suite Life/HSM/Montana/Raven' period for Disney Channel): I would say that I was 40% Nick, 35% Disney (leaning more towards Disney Channel during those years, although I'd occasionally watch Jetix on Toon Disney), and 25% Cartoon Network.


After 2007, my interest in all three channels went rapidly downhill...


This era was when Nickelodeon predominately became the 'Spongebob channel, was in its 'Poof' phase for Fairly Odd Parents, and when they changed its iconic 'Splat' logo.


For Cartoon Network, the cancellation of Toonami, end of reruns of 'Cartoon Cartoons,' over-reliance on Teletoons (like George of the Jungle and Total Drama Island 8-P), and the launch of........... gasp............CN REAL
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In which I cannot believe its already been 10 YEARS since that travesty began :o



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, really destroyed the legacy of the channel (which haunts the network to this day).


And Disney becoming the 'Miley channel' was reason enough to stop watching that as well 8-P.


So that is the history of me watching various kid networks ;D.



For me it was

2001-2003 (K and 1st grade): Cartoon Network 50%, Toon Disney 40%, Nickelodeon 10%

2003-2006 (2nd-4th grade): Cartoon Network 50%, Disney Channel 20%, Toon Disney 20%, Nickelodeon 10%

2006-2008 (4th-6th grade):  Cartoon Network 10%, Disney Channel 10%, Nickelodeon 40%, Boomerang 40%


Cartoon Network and Disney (in general) were my main go-to. Nickelodeon and Kids WB was always secondary. Watched sometimes but not every time. I watched those just as much at my cousin's house as I did at home on a few occasions. Also, when I say Nickelodeon, I don't mean only the network itself, but also Noggin. (with Feet Face before Muse & Zee took over), Nicktoons (before it became Nicktoons Network in Sept 2005), The N, and Nick Gas (before it shut down at the end of 2007).

Saturday morning stations were winding down by the time I got in my peak childhood, but Kids WB remained suitable for the longest, although nowhere near as good as it was in the '90s. I thought Kids WB between 2000 and 2005 was still the best Saturday morning block. Iy was a good enough exclusive variety combined with some CN shows, and it was great for kids who didn't have cable at the time. ABC Kids was lame because it was just a basic Disney Channel clone. One Saturday Morning was a lot better. I never watched FOX Kids or FOX BOX.



My history would look something like this.

1990-1992, we didn't have cable, so my early cartoon years were pretty much exclusively were watching Saturday morning cartoons.

1992-1998, my peak kid years primarily focused on Nick. We didn't have Cartoon Network or Disney during a lot of these years. I also watched plenty of Fox Kids and other Saturday morning cartoons.

1998-2002, I started watching considerably more Cartoon Network, as it became the more refreshing channel, particularly Toonami. I also watched plenty of Nick, though, and watched a lot more Disney Channel. Also watched Saturday morning cartoons until around 2000 or so.

After 2002, I pretty much stopped watching cartoons.
Here's my history

Nick (? - college - I watched some of the nick-coms and the Nicktoons at that time)

CN (K - college - same reason as Nick)

Disney (includes TD) (PK/K - 4th Grade)

Like Machine, I also watched the SMC blocks back then. They were TFC/Fox/ABC Family, Fox Kids/FoxBox. ABC-SM/DOSM, Kids WB, CBS Saturday/CBS Nelvana, and SD's own KUSI Saturday Morning as well as PBS Kids and possibly the Pax channel.


Here's one of my biggest problems with Cartoon Network today. They don't understand the reason why they were able to overtake Nickelodeon and Disney Channel in such a short amount of time. The idea is because they had a wide variety of (original) cartoons that could be enjoyed by people of all age groups.

Early on, they had Hanna-Barbera cartoons and other classic cartoons from the 1930s through the 1970s, that Baby Boomers and early Gen Xers could enjoy. Also, it introduced those classic cartoons to those of us who grew up in the '90s or '00s.

Then, they started creating their shows while still airing the classic toons. They created original cartoons that were silly, goofy, comedic, lighthearted, actiony, mature, dark, creepy, dangerous, cinematic, etc. They also created Toonami, and through Toonami, they were able to introduce a generation of American kids to Japanese animation. Cartoon Network was THE PLACE FOR CARTOONS...LITERALLY. There was a cartoon for anyone.

Nowadays, they only have silly/goofy/comedic/cheery cartoons. It also doesn't help that most of them have a similar art style and it's a very simplistic one.

If it weren't for streaming services (and Nickelodeon for the 2012 TMNT series), there would be no significant non-lighthearted American cartoons in the past five years. That's pretty sad to think about today.
Oh, yeah, I agree! CN had a ton of variety of cartoons to watch back then. I've also noticed that too about the art styles. I have a feeling it could be that the animation companies took inspiration from Pepsi who decided to go with a flat design back in 2009. There's most likely more to that explanation, but that's all I could think of right now.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/24/19 at 1:50 pm


Wait, hold on. I highly doubt CN would have taken off that early. The channel may have had those two shows by 1995, but CN was still mainly an HB and vintage medium during that time.
Here's my history

Nick (? - college - I watched some of the nick-coms and the Nicktoons at that time)

CN (K - college - same reason as Nick)

Disney (includes TD) (PK/K - 4th Grade)

Like Machine, I also watched the SMC blocks back then. They were TFC/Fox/ABC Family, Fox Kids/FoxBox. ABC-SM/DOSM, Kids WB, CBS Saturday/CBS Nelvana, and SD's own KUSI Saturday Morning as well as PBS Kids and possibly the Pax channel.
Oh, yeah, I agree! CN had a ton of variety of cartoons to watch back then. I've also noticed that too about the art styles. I have a feeling it could be that the animation companies took inspiration from Pepsi who decided to go with a flat design back in 2009. There's most likely more to that explanation, but that's all I could think of right now.


Great list! Also, same for me, SMC were still pretty substantive to my childhood. For a good portion, from roughly 1999-2002/3, SMC blocks still had enough of its own original content that couldn't be found on the major 'big 3' children's networks. ABC's One Saturday Morning had Recess and Pepper Ann, Kids WB had Pokemon and Max Steel, and FOX Kids had Power Rangers and the Goosebumps series. ABC's variety dwindled after 2002 with ABC Kids, which essentially became a dumping ground for Disney Channel content. FOX Box had some original content in the early 2000s, but it was largely anime based at this point. Kids WB was the only block that still had some great original shows in the early 2000s that you could only (at least for the most part) catch on Kids WB, shows like Jackie Chan Adventures, Static Shock, The Mummy TAS, Ozzy & Drix, among others.

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

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/24/19 at 2:36 pm


Great list! Also, same for me, SMC was still pretty substantive to my childhood. For a good portion, from roughly 1999-2002/3, SMC blocks still had enough of its original content that the audience couldn't find on the major 'big 3' children's networks. ABC's One Saturday Morning had Recess and Pepper Ann. Kids WB had Pokemon and Max Steel, and FOX Kids had Power Rangers and the Goosebumps series. ABC's variety dwindled after 2002 with ABC Kids, which essentially became a dumping ground for Disney Channel content. FOX Box had some original content in the early 2000s, but it was largely anime based at this point. Kids WB was the only block that still had some great original shows in the early 2000s that you could only (at least for the most part) catch on Kids WB. Shows include Jackie Chan Adventures, Static Shock, The Mummy TAS, Ozzy & Drix, among others.
I agree that the early 00s was the last period where one could still catch original SMCs before they eventually were found on other networks. Plus, I  forgot to mention that the SMC blocks had a weekday morning and afternoon periods as well. I was able to watch some of them during the during that time, such as Pokemon, Static Shock, Digimon, Animaniacs, Spiderman, etc.  Did you have any favorite SMC back then?

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/24/19 at 2:49 pm


I see. Were you ever a fan of Toon Disney in the late 90s/early 00s? I feel like that channel would've been up your alley. It was Disney's secondary channel that had a wide library of animation classics ranging from the 1930s/1940s of Walt Disney Shorts to the (at the time) modern era of toons from ABC's One Saturday Morning Block & Toon Disney's few originals.

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It also aired reruns of syndicated shows from other studios like DiC. After 1996, I feel like Toon Disney upto 2004 was sort of the spiritual successor to The Disney Channel.


To add to my former post, I wrote this article on RetroJunk a few years back on the greatness that was Toon Disney;

https://www.retrojunk.com/article/show/5159/the-underrated-gem-that-was-toon-disney

Just one of those channels (the obscureness of The Disney Channel notwithstanding, but nonetheless) that seems to have been completely forgotten. More people know about the existence of Disney XD, the channel that replaced Toon Disney, than Toon Disney itself. After 2004, the channel admittedly had just become a dumping ground for cartoons already airing on Disney Channel and for Jetix reruns (which some may remember, Jetix also aired on ABC Family back in the day). 1998-2004 though was truly a magical time for the network, and I wish more people my age had the pleasure in watching it at the time, and I pity the new generation for growing up with the lackluster channel that ultimately replaced it.....

It's just hard to put into words how extravagant the channel was, Disney's answer to Warner Bros' own Cartoon Network of sorts.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/24/19 at 7:06 pm


I agree that the early 00s was the last period where one could still catch original SMCs before they eventually were found on other networks. Plus, I  forgot to mention that the SMC blocks had a weekday morning and afternoon periods as well. I was able to watch some of them during the during that time, such as Pokemon, Static Shock, Digimon, Animaniacs, Spiderman, etc.  Did you have any favorite SMC back then?


Yeah true dat. Weekday afternoons I'd rush home from school to catch either Toonami on Cartoon Network or good ole' Kids WB on PIX11 (here in the NY area) :D.

For me when it came to weekday afternoon/morning blocks, it had to go to Kids WB. It had a wide array of action packed shows (Pokemon, YuGiOh, Static Shock, etc.) and Warner Bros. favorites (Animaniacs, Histeria, Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, etc.).

For Saturday mornings, Kids WB was still great, but I actually have more fond memories of ABC's One Saturday Morning back in those days. Being ages 3-6 during that era, I'd use to wake up, pour a bowl of my favorite cereal, and watch non-stop Saturday morning cartoons on ABC, till about noon (when 'B' rated sports programming would usually come on, like Golf or Tennis in particular, which I also have a weird nostalgia of watching :o). Shows like Recess, Pepper Ann, The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Weekenders, among others, were some of my favorites 8).


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This is a gem from that era 8).

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/24/19 at 8:24 pm


To add to my former post, I wrote this article on RetroJunk a few years back on the greatness that was Toon Disney;

https://www.retrojunk.com/article/show/5159/the-underrated-gem-that-was-toon-disney

Just one of those channels (the obscureness of The Disney Channel notwithstanding, but nonetheless) that seems to have been completely forgotten. More people know about the existence of Disney XD, the channel that replaced Toon Disney, than Toon Disney itself. After 2004, the channel admittedly had just become a dumping ground for cartoons already airing on Disney Channel and for Jetix reruns (which some may remember, Jetix also aired on ABC Family back in the day). 1998-2004 though was truly a magical time for the network, and I wish more people my age had the pleasure in watching it at the time, and I pity the new generation for growing up with the lackluster channel that ultimately replaced it.....


I don't think Disney XD has ever been lackluster, otherwise it wouldn't be still going on today like what happened to The Hub. Disney XD had a rough start then it got better for kids of this generation. I just think that Toon Disney post-2004 A.K.A. the Jetix era was the lackluster part of the network's whole history which makes a lot of sense.

You're not going to believe this, but by November 2019 (4 months from now you heard it) Disney XD will surpass Toon Disney's lifespan  :o  but honestly I think Toon Disney's real lifespan was only 6.5 to 7 years.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/24/19 at 8:27 pm

I have to remind everyone this (Zelda you know) despite Jetix premiering on Toon Disney in February 2004, the block didn't start expanding on the network until late 2004 or 2005. Most of 2004, Jetix was treated like a Toonami on Toon Disney but during the evenings instead of afternoons for only a few hours. Jetix for most of 2004 was treated on Toon Disney no different than Princess Power Hour, Chillin' With the Villains, or Magical World of Toons. Few hour blocks during the day then back to regular scheduled programming. It should have stayed that way but unfortunately that didn't happen.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/24/19 at 9:55 pm


I have to remind everyone this (Zelda you know) despite Jetix premiering on Toon Disney in February 2004, the block didn't start expanding on the network until late 2004 or 2005. Most of 2004, Jetix was treated like a Toonami on Toon Disney but during the evenings instead of afternoons for only a few hours. Jetix for most of 2004 was treated on Toon Disney no different than Princess Power Hour, Chillin' With the Villains, or Magical World of Toons. Few hour blocks during the day then back to regular scheduled programming. It should have stayed that way but unfortunately that didn't happen.


Good points brotha. Yeah, Jetix when it first aired in 2004 was in many ways the equivalent to Toonami for Toon Disney, and it was certainly dope. However, around 2005 was when the block started to take up more space on the network, which was by then when most of the Disney Afternoon reruns had ceased to air on the network in favor for more Jetix content. Jetix and TD had a perfect equilibrium for much of 2004.


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This aired in March of 2004, a month after Jetix launched, and you can see that the channel still had a lot of respect for the Disney related content mixed in with Jetix content. Very nostalgic nonetheless.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 07/25/19 at 6:29 am


Good points brotha. Yeah, Jetix when it first aired in 2004 was in many ways the equivalent to Toonami for Toon Disney, and it was certainly dope. However, around 2005 was when the block started to take up more space on the network, which was by then when most of the Disney Afternoon reruns had ceased to air on the network in favor for more Jetix content. Jetix and TD had a perfect equilibrium for much of 2004.


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This aired in March of 2004, a month after Jetix launched, and you can see that the channel still had a lot of respect for the Disney related content mixed in with Jetix content. Very nostalgic nonetheless.


Jetix was only 7pm-9/10/11pm ET during throughout 2004. The some of the earlier shows on Jetix were Legend of Tarzan (which was previously on the main Toon Disney lineup), Power Rangers Ninja Storm & Dino Thunder, Digimon, Beyblade, and Spider-Man: TAS, and that was a GREAT addition to Toon Disney along with what was already on there. I loved how Jetix was only during the evenings then the rest of the day was the main Toon Disney stuff. While I always liked Jetix, I only started to dislike it when it took over Toon Disney's schedule and removed all the classics.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/25/19 at 2:40 pm


Jetix was only 7pm-9/10/11pm ET during throughout 2004. The some of the earlier shows on Jetix were Legend of Tarzan (which was previously on the main Toon Disney lineup), Power Rangers Ninja Storm & Dino Thunder, Digimon, Beyblade, and Spider-Man: TAS, and that was a GREAT addition to Toon Disney along with what was already on there. I loved how Jetix was only during the evenings then the rest of the day was the main Toon Disney stuff. While I always liked Jetix, I only started to dislike it when it took over Toon Disney's schedule and removed all the classics.


Yeah, all of those shows were great 8).

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My favorite from back then was definitely Spider-Man TAS (from the mid 90s). Although weirdly enough, I have faint memories of watching the show earlier in my childhood in the VERY Late 90s/Early 00s, but I don't recall where it aired on. Nonetheless, the show's reruns on Toon Disney was pretty cool, among other Marvel/Fox Kids content from the 90s (I guess the Disney takeover of Marvel happened earlier than we all thought ;D).


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I also had these games on PS1 back in the day, in which they were based on the aforementioned cartoon that was on the air in the 90s. Overall, Spiderman was easily my favorite superhero growing up. Between these games, the cartoon on Jetix, and the epic Sam Raimi Spiderman film trilogy, Spiderman was certainly on top of the world!

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/28/19 at 8:35 pm

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=54745.0

Blast from the past :o. Zelek and Mqg, I'm sure ya'll remember this thread. In retrospect, do you guys think Golden Age Nick (1991-1998) vs. Golden Age DC (1997-2006) is a good comparison?


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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 10/31/19 at 9:06 am

Happy Halloween Guys :).

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To celebrate, let's commemorate to the 21st Birthday to one of my favorite DCOMs growing up, that being Halloweentown! The movie (among other DCOMs) are full fledged adults now and old enough to buy liquor in the States. Oh how have the time gone ;D.

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

Written By: Zelek3 on 02/04/20 at 9:43 pm

I'll admit, even though the mid-late 2000s stuff like Hannah Montana and Hannah montana wasn't my cup of tea, I'll begrudgingly say Anne sweeney is a genius (business-wise) who found a formula that works. I mean the Hannah montana and High School Musical franchises likely made her enough cash to buy her life a hundred times along with mansions and gold swimming pools.

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Funny thing is, some people hated on her for driving DC away from their 1997-2005 style (i.e. Lizzie Mcguire, Even Stevens) into their 2006-2014 style (Hannah montana, HSM). But the surprising thing is... she was actually responsible for BOTH eras. :o

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

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/05/20 at 4:24 am


I'll admit, even though the mid-late 2000s stuff like Hannah Montana and Hannah montana wasn't my cup of tea, I'll begrudgingly say Anne sweeney is a genius (business-wise) who found a formula that works. I mean the Hannah montana and High School Musical franchises likely made her enough cash to buy her life a hundred times along with mansions and gold swimming pools.

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Funny thing is, some people hated on her for driving DC away from their 1997-2005 style (i.e. Lizzie Mcguire, Even Stevens) into their 2006-2014 style (Hannah montana, HSM). But the surprising thing is... she was actually responsible for BOTH eras. :o

Couldn't one technically argue that if it wasn't for the success of The Cheetah Girls (2003) then there would be no High School Musical or Hannah Montana?

Many people say that HSM "ruined" Disney Channel but The Cheetah Girls came before it, was just as big and even overlapped with HSM.

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

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/20 at 8:15 am

Does the new Disney+ streaming service assist in nostalgia for the Disney Channel?

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

Written By: mqg96 on 02/05/20 at 8:51 am


Couldn't one technically argue that if it wasn't for the success of The Cheetah Girls (2003) then there would be no High School Musical or Hannah Montana?

Many people say that HSM "ruined" Disney Channel but The Cheetah Girls came before it, was just as big and even overlapped with HSM.


I've said multiple times before, I didn't like either Cheetah Girls or High School Musical, but High School Musical definitely had a bigger impact on Disney Channel at the time & beyond than Cheetah Girls that's for sure. In fact, High School Musical was the most viewed & popular Disney Channel movie in the history of the network. It definitely changed Disney Channel. Cheetah Girls was popular but it didn't change Disney Channel that much and the network still kept its balance between diverse shows and cartoons. After High School Musical, you started seeing a lot of Disney Channel shows centered around teenybopper music and drama class, and Phineas & Ferb was the only hit cartoon created from there which was switched around Disney Channel & Disney XD throughout its run. Whether anyone preferred the pre-2006 shows or the post-2006 shows was personal preference. Can't really say which period of the 00's for Disney Channel was better because both eras were very popular with high ratings. One of the wiki sites considers the 2002-2007 era of Disney Channel to be the same, or the peak of the network. I do believe the success of Cheetah Girls led to High School Musical being created, but High School Musical (along with Hannah Montana) had the most definitive impact on the network.

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

Written By: mqg96 on 02/05/20 at 8:56 am

Honestly when I think back now (without any nostalgia goggles) I can say that Wizards Of Waverly Place, Suite Life On Deck, and Phineas & Ferb were the best post-2006/7 Disney Channel shows around, although I was only into Phineas & Ferb of the three, which I only watched casually.

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

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 02/05/20 at 5:08 pm


Honestly when I think back now (without any nostalgia goggles) I can say that Wizards Of Waverly Place, Suite Life On Deck, and Phineas & Ferb were the best post-2006/7 Disney Channel shows around, although I was only into Phineas & Ferb of the three, which I only watched casually.


I honestly never had a negative opinion on those three shows either. I just feel like those shows alone just couldn't offset the negative direction of the network.

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