19 Classic Disney Channel Movies That Time Forgot
Disney Channel has a habit of airing the same movies over and over and over again, and the late '90s and early '00s were certainly no exception. Not to be confused with the 100 Disney Channel Original Movies , or 14 common DCOM imposters , these 19 films aired on Disney Channel — some through syndication — and as part of ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney , but were never technically DCOMs. (Semantics, I know.)
Of course, that didn't stop you from watching them on repeat until you could quote them in your sleep. Get ready to raid your parents' attic and dust off your trusty VCR, because we're definitely not in the 2010s anymore.
- Blank Check Buena Vista Pictures
If you look up baller in the Oxford English Dictionary, you'll find Preston Macintosh Waters (Brian Bonsall). After he was accidentally given a blank check, Preston decided to break the law and give himself one million bucks — fooling literally everyone in the process.
- Treehouse Hostage Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment
A year after Halloweentown premiered, Joey Zimmerman held an escaped convict hostage in his treehouse (duh) so he could present him as his current events project at school.
- Just Like Dad Leucadia Film Corporation
This TV movie basically asked: What's the easiest way to break our parents' hearts? Charlie Speigel (Ben Diskin) had a bodybuilder pretend to be his dad to impress the kids at school, since his dad wasn't athletic whatsoever.
- Kazaam Buena Vista/Getty Images
How anyone could forget this '90s gem is beyond me. Shaquille O'Neal played a genie who would probably rather have had Aladdin as his master than punk-ass Max Connor (Francis Capra).
- Jungle 2 Jungle Buena Vista/Getty Images
In the film, Michael Cromwell (Tim Allen), a.k.a. Father of the Year, learned he had a teenage son living in the jungle, so he thought randomly bringing him to live in New York was a good idea.
- Cool Runnings Buena Vista Pictures
Four Jamaican bobsledders got assistance from a faulty coach ( John Candy ) to help them compete in the Winter Olympics as the first Jamaican bobsled team. The film was based on a true story .
- P.U.N.K.S. Ardustry Home Entertainment
When a group of misfit kids, including Johnny Tsunami ' s Brandon Baker , got their hands on a special suit that a shady scientist (Henry Winkler) wanted to keep hush-hush, they discovered it gave the wearer supernatural abilities. The Fonz was the bad guy, people. He had a pet crow and everything.
- Brothers of the Frontier ABC
Joey , Matthew , and Andy Lawrence were 18th century settlers separated from their parents. There was a scene where Matthew had to perform an impromptu operation by cutting a kid's throat to get rid of an abscess and I'm still not over it, TBH.
- Angels in the Attic Ardustry Home Entertainment
Also called The Robin Hood Gang , two boys discovered a suitcase full of cash in their apartment complex's attic. Instead of spending it all on themselves, they decided to give it away to their struggling neighbors. The guy who stole that money in the first place was less than pleased, let me tell you.
- Mr. Headmistress ABC
After Tucker (Harland Williams) left prison, he was forced to pretend to be the headmistress of an all-girls school to escape bad guys chasing him. Pat from Smart House ( Katey Sagal ) co-starred and surprisingly didn't cause a house to attack anyone.
- A Saintly Switch ABC
An aging NFL quarterback (David Alan Grier) and his stay-at-home wife ( Vivica A. Fox ) ended up switching bodies, realizing just how hard the other person had it. DCOM veteran Shadia Simmons co-starred.
- Treasure of Pirate's Point Ardustry Home Entertainment
Also referred to as The Legend of Pirate's Point , the film followed a group of kids who took on a modern-day pirate after learning ancient gold was hidden in their town.
- Mail to the Chief ABC
Not to be confused with First Kid , Mail to the Chief taught everyone a very valuable life lesson: Be careful who you IM with, because he or she could actually be the President of the United States.
- Balloon Farm Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Mara Wilson discovered the new farmer in town was growing a crop of bright balloons and decided to just go with it.
- Principal Takes a Holiday ABC
In order to receive his parents' ,000 graduation gift, Home Improvement 's Zachery Ty Bryan couldn't get in trouble anymore. Naturally, he went and got in trouble by accidentally injuring his principal during a prank. Tsk tsk.
- The Big Green Buena Vista Pictures
This movie reunited The Sandlot stars Patrick Renna and Chauncey Leopardi as misfit kids who learned how to play soccer from a surprising source.
- Man of the House Buena Vista Pictures
This movie starred every '90s kid's first bae, Jonathan Taylor Thomas . Seriously, what more do you need to know ?
- Tower of Terror ABC
After Kirsten Dunst had to deal with animals running amuck and a crazed gunman in Jumanji , that poor girl was forced to deal with ghosts and uncover a 60-year-old mystery.
- A Kid in King Arthur's Court Buena Vista Pictures
Before Thomas Ian Nicholas tried to get into Tara Reid 's pants in American Pie , he played Calvin Fuller, a kid basically kidnapped by Merlin and forced to save Camelot. And yes, that most certainly is a pre- Titanic Kate Winslet and a pre-James Bond Daniel Craig .