Disney Channel Celebrates 40 Years With This Memorable Short

The Proud Family
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I can still hear the melody of “Let’s watch a Disney Channel Movie” as the commercials would play when a new Disney film premiered on  Disney Channel. As a Disney fan, seeing your favorite tv show characters often made the shows feel much more real. The Disney Channel gave fans an at-home experience with Disney that changed how we interacted with the company.

Disney celebrated 40 years of the Disney Channel this year in April 1983. Recently, Disney took to Instagram and YouTube to commemorate the channel’s successes with a short clip. Disney Channel was pivotal for many actors in their start to fame, along with classic shows and films that will never be forgotten.

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The video is also featured on Disney’s TikTok and Instagram page.

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Celebrating 40 Years

The Disney Channel’s start was life-changing for kids and adults alike. “When Disney Channel launched, it brought the magic of Disney storytelling into people’s homes for the first time on a daily basis, and over the years, it served as the most easily accessible and constant cultural touchpoint into the Disney brand,” says Debra OConnell, President, Networks & Television Business Operations, Disney Entertainment.

Suite Life

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Disney describes the relationship Disney Channel made between fans and the company as “unparallel,” giving the feeling of visiting a Park from the comfort of your home. Some of the most iconic shows on Disney Channel were “From Tiger Town, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire, That’s So RavenWizards of Waverly Place, Jessie, and Descendants, to Phineas and Ferb, Kim Possible, Gravity Falls, and The Proud Family,” Disney wrote.

Disney didn’t only premiere new shows and films but involved their actors in songs, commercials, and the classic “You’re watching Disney Channel” as the actor drew Mickey’s ears on the screen. Bring back the nostalgia and watch this compilation of your favorite stars from years ago.

What was your favorite show on Disney Channel?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.