Disney+ will have a good number of Disney Channel Original Series available at launch. Disney is all set to launch its streaming platform and officially join the streaming wars with a subscription service that will offer an extensive catalogue of films and series for a low price. Disney+ is all about family friendly content, and will have content from Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and more.
The studio decided to reveal all the titles that will be available at launch through one of the longest Twitter threads you’ll find as well as a three-hour long video (for real), and it was even clearer that they are mostly appealing to nostalgia. In addition to a variety of content from the aforementioned studios, Disney+ will also include Disney Channel Original Movies and series, both old and new. On the Disney Channel Original Series front, the platform will have live-action and animated series available from day one, with others arriving at a later date.
Disney+ will have a total of 16 Disney Channel Original Series ready to stream at launch. Some notable absences that have been confirmed to join the platform at some point are Boy Meets World and Lizzie McGuire, though this last one will probably be added along with or closer to the release date of its sequel series. For now, here are all the Disney Channel Original Series available at launch on Disney+.
From the creator of Lizzie McGuire comes a family comedy-drama that ended up being quite groundbreaking. Andi Mack follows 13 year-old Andi and her best friends Cyrus Goodman and Buffy Driscoll as they attend middle school. The series has been praised for its accurate portrayal of young teenagers and for addressing topics like panic attacks, learning disabilities, unplanned pregnancy, and for being the first series on Disney Channel to feature a gay main character.
This comedy series centers on best friends Frankie (Madison Hu) and Paige (Olivia Rodrigo) who post songs and funny videos online through their channel “Bizaardvark” (a blend of “bizarre” and “aardvark”). Their videos become a big hit and they are accepted into Vuuugle studios, where they make videos and meet other Vuuuglers. Also starring is Jake Paul as – you guessed it – a Vuuugler who takes dare requests from viewers.
Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp
A revival of the original Bug Juice that aired on Disney Channel from 1998 to 2001, Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp is a docuseries that takes place at Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine. Very much like the original series, it focuses on the experiences of kids at summer camp, where they take part on different activities and form long-lasting friendships.
Under The Sea: A Descendants Short Story
Not exactly a series but a TV short film from the Descendants franchise. This 10-minute, live-action short has Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain reprising their roles as Mal (daughter of Maleficent and Hades) and Uma (Ursula’s daughter), respectively. In it, Mal and Uma face-off in an underwater showdown. The short is set after Descendants 2 and before Descendants 3.
The Evermoor Chronicles
The Evermoor Chronicles is a British TV series with two different storylines. The miniseries and first season is about an American teen (Tara Crossley, played by Naomi Sequeira) who moves to the English village of Evermoor. The second season focuses on Bella Crossley (Georgia Lock), Tara’s step-sister, who along with her friends must find a way to stop a ghost from bringing chaos to Evermoor.
Set in the town of Cedarville, Fast Layne follows Layne Reed (Sophie Pollono), who discovers an intelligent car named VIN in her neighbor’s shed while working in a school campaign against her rival, Jasper Marr (Ty Consiglio). Layne gets her DNA sequenced with VIN and becomes its operator – but what she doesn’t know is that there are other people looking for VIN as they need it to fulfill their dangerous plans.
Girl Meets World
It’s unknown when will Boy Meets World be added to Disney+, but in the meantime, users will be able to stream the spinoff series Girl Meets World. The series centers around Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), daughter of Cory and Topanga, and her friends as they navigate through adolescence – kind of like Cory, Topanga, and Shawn did back in the day, but with a more up-to-date perspective.
Lab Rats: Elite Force
Lab Rats: Elite Force is a combined spinoff of Lab Rats and Mighty Med, in which Davenport (Hal Sparks) comes up with a plan to form an elite team of bionic heroes and superheroes after a group of villains destroys Mighty Med Hospital. The series was only one season long, with a total of 15 episodes, all of which will be available to stream on November 12.
Before the Mighty Ducks reboot arrives, Disney+ subscribers will have the chance to enjoy the 1996 animated series. As this one was set in the realm of animation, it took a lot of creative license, with the team now formed by half-human, half-duck misfits with super-powered weapons. Oh, and there’s a planet called Puckworld, which is an icy planet, making it super easy for its inhabitants to play hockey.
Another spinoff of another beloved (and classic) Disney Channel Original Series. Raven’s Home catches up with Raven (Raven-Symoné) and her best friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol), both divorced single mothers now as they raise their children in an apartment together in Chicago. Things get interesting (and messy, of course) when they learn that Raven’s son Booker inherited his mother’s psychic abilities.
Perhaps the darkest of all the Disney Channel Original Series added to Disney+ so far. So Weird centered on teenage girl Fiona Phillips (Cara DeLizia), who toured with her rock-star mother Molly Phillips (Mackenzie Phillips), and encountered paranormal activity along the way. The third and final season had the character of Annie Thelen (Alexz Johnson) as star instead of Fiona, as DeLizia left to pursue other projects.
Sydney to the Max
Sydney to the Max follows 12-year-old Sydney Reynolds (Ruth Righi), who lives with her father Max (Reed Kesler) and grandmother Judy (Caroline Rhea), as she navigates life in middle school. The series includes flashback segments set in 1992 and following Sydney’s father when he was her age, mirroring Sydney’s situations in the present day.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Set in the Tipton Hotel in Boston, the series follows twins Zack and Cody Martin (Dylan and Cole Sprouse), who like to create trouble around the hotel all the time. They are joined by their mother and the hotel’s lounge singer Carey Martin (Kim Rhodes), the Tipton Hotel’s heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song), the hotel’s candy counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick (Ashley Tisdale), and the manager Mr. Marion Moseby (Phill Lewis).
The Suite Life on Deck
Because they had already done everything they could at the Tipton Hotel, this sequel/spinoff series moved Zack and Cody’s adventures to the SS Tipton, where they attend classes at Seven Seas High School. The twins, along with London Tipton and Mr. Moseby, visited different countries and experienced different cultures and adventures.
That’s So Raven
Disney+ users will be able to have the full Raven Baxter experience as That’s So Raven will also be available at launch. The series follows teenage Raven who has psychic abilities that give her visions of future events – some good, some bad. But as she attempts to either make those visions happen or stop them, she frequently finds herself in trouble or funny situations, usually bringing her friends and family with her.
Wizards of Waverly Place
The Russos are bringing magic and fun to Disney+. Wizards of Waverly Place is all about the adventures of the Russo Family: siblings Alex (Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie), and Max (Jake T. Austin), father and former family wizard Jerry (David DeLuise), and mortal Mexican mother Theresa (Maria Canals Barrera). After completing their wizard training, the siblings participate in a competition to decide who will become the family wizard – the one who will get to keep his/her powers forever while the rest gradually become mortals.