This past Memorial Day weekend, Disney Channel thought it a perfect time to celebrate the debut of their 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) Adventures in Babysitting on June 24th. They commemorated this milestone by showing a marathon of a bunch of DCOMs all weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed watching movies like Brink!, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Double Teamed, Genius, and Pixel Perfect among others. The more movies I watched, though, the more I thought about the movies they weren’t showing. Here’s a look at a few of my favorites that weren’t featured this weekend.
Under Wraps (1997)
Under Wraps is actually the first Disney Channel Original Movie ever! The filmed centered around a group of friends that have tasked themselves with getting a mummy they have befriended back to his crypt before Halloween’s end.
Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)
This is a film that me and all my friends were terrified of. Making a movie about a pranking boogie is the quickest way to get me to hide….well….under the bed. Don’t Look Under the Bed is the first, and only, Disney Channel Original Movie rated TV-PG for its scary scenes. After receiving complaints, the movie is no longer shown on the channel. You can, however, purchase it on Amazon.
Up, Up, and Away (2000)
This super hero comedy is about a family who’s in the saving business. They all have powers except the middle son. But who needs super powers to save the day? Up, Up, and Away is the first Disney Channel Original Movie starring a predominately black cast.
The Color of Friendship (2000)
The Color of Friendship is the first Disney Channel Original Movie to win a Primetime Emmy Award!
Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)
Phantom of the Megaplex featured movie legend Mickey Rooney in the supporting role of “Movie Mason”.
Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
In Jett Jackson: The Movie, the lead, Lee Thompson Young, did 90% of his stunts, including the most dangerous stunt at the beginning of the film.
The Poof Point (2001)
The Poof Point was the first time that Mark Curry & Dawnn Lewis had worked together since they starred in the hit sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper in 1997.
Gotta Kick it Up! (2002)
Gotta Kick it Up is one of few Disney Channel original movies based off a true story.
A Ring of Endless Light (2002)
A Ring of Endless Light, based off of a book of the same title, is almost completely different from the novel. A lot was changed in the TV Film adaptation.