Certain Disney Channel original movies stick with you for life. Johnny Tsunami, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and The Luck of the Irish are just some of the most memorable Disney Channel original films. Beyond that though, there are plenty of films that you probably loved but have forgotten all about, especially since it’s been almost twenty years since some of these movies premiered.
There are some Disney Channel classics that you might have neglected to remember as the years have gone by. Let’s face it, Disney Channel was way better back in the day, no matter what the kids say these days.
Disney Channel original movies are a different type of television movie. Meant for kids, these movies influence youth in ways that other movies can’t. Seeing older kids on the television screen go through things not only made Disney Channel original movies entertaining, but incredibly influential as well.
So, why not appreciate those movies by taking a trip down memory lane?
Here are 17 Disney Channel Original Movies You Completely Forgot About.
17. Alley Cats Strike
The cities of East Appleton and West Appleton obsessed over a trophy called “The Mighty Apple” in the 2000 movie Alley Cats Strike. Given to the junior high school who wins the most sports games, it all comes down to a bowling match after a basketball game ends in a tie.
Todd, one of the basketball players, had been signed up for the bowling team as a joke. While on the bowling team, he becomes friends with the kids he never wanted anything to do with beforehand. They laugh, they fight, and they learn how to become a family. You know, typical Disney Channel stuff.
The movie ends with Delila, the smallest on the team, using her interest in physics for good instead of evil. She spins a bowling ball slowly after the pins are split and wins the match for her team.
Oh, and Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory stars in the movie too. In fact, the movie was one of Cuoco’s first major acting credits.
16. The Ultimate Christmas Present
The Ultimate Christmas Present is a movie from 2000 about two girls named Sam and Allie who live in California. The two want nothing more than for it to snow. They find a weather machine that causes a giant snowstorm in Los Angeles. Turns out, Santa is the owner of the weather machine because… of course he is.
The two girls cause a giant blizzard, which leads to a series of bad occurrences. The snow storm starts to take over all of California. Allie’s father can’t make it home for Christmas, so she finally decides to shut off the machine, but this isn’t as easy as it seems.
Santa and his super tall elves, portrayed by John Salley from Bad Boys II and Bill Fagerbakke who voices Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants, help the girls save the day. In the end, everyone has a happy Christmas.