List of Disney Channel Original Movies

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This article is about Disney Channel Original Movies. For Disney Channel series, see List of Disney Channel series.

Many television films have been produced for the U.S. cable network, Disney Channel, since the service's inception in 1983. In its early years, they were referred to as Disney Channel Premiere Films, and later Premears. From late 1997 onwards, such productions have been branded under the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) banner.

Most hit films were subsequently released on VHS, DVD, or, more recently, Blu-ray. However, many more in the DCOM library have never been released in any home video format. Before, DCOMs were released on DVD months after they premiered on Disney Channel, but after Princess Protection Program aired, the DCOM DVDs have been released one week after they premier on Disney Channel. Also, although DCOMs have been produced in widescreen HD format since mid-2005, the 2009 release of Princess Protection Program became the first DCOM to receive a widescreen DVD transfer.

The highest-rated premiere for the brand came in August 2007, when High School Musical 2 set a record for basic cable with 17.2 million viewers. The second highest-rated premiere is held by Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, which premiered with 11.4 million viewers. Other major DCOM franchises include Camp Rock, The Cheetah Girls, Twitches, Halloweentown, and the Zenon trilogy.

Disney Channel Premiere Films

YearFilm
1983Tiger Town (October 9, 1983)
Just Like Mr. Sunny (December 4, 1983)
1984Gone Are the Days (May 6, 1984)
Snow White (July 16, 1984)
Love Leads the Way (October 7, 1984)
1985Lots of Luck (February 3, 1985)
The Undergrads (May 5, 1985)
The Caldercott Story (August 2, 1985)
The Blue Yonder (November 17, 1985)
1986Help Wanted: Kids (February 2, 1986)
Mr. Boogedy (April 20, 1986)
The Parent Trap II (July 26, 1986)
Spot Marks the X (October 18, 1986)
Down the Long Hills (November 15, 1986)
Fluppy Dogs (November 27, 1986)
1987Strange Companions (February 28, 1987)
Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables (May 19, 1987)
Not Quite Human (June 19, 1987)
The Christmas Visitor (December 5, 1987)
1988Rock N Roll Mom (February 7, 1988)
Save the Dog (March 19, 1988)
Night Train to Kathmandu (June 5, 1988)
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (August 6, 1988)
A Friendship in Vienna (August 27, 1988)
Good Old Boy (November 11, 1988)
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (December 3, 1988)
1989The Parent Trap III (April 9, 1989)
Not Quite Human II (September 23, 1989)
The Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (November 19, 1989)
1990Lantern Hill (January 27, 1990)
Chips, the War Dog (March 24, 1990)
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (May 19, 1990)
Back Home (June 7, 1990)
The Little Kidnappers (August 17, 1990)
Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (October 21, 1990)
1991Bejewelled (January 20, 1991)
Perfect Harmony (March 31, 1991)
Mark Twain and Me (November 22, 1991)
1992Still Not Quite Human (May 31, 1992)
1993The Ernest Green Story (January 17, 1993)
Spies (March 7, 1993)[1]
Heidi (July 18, 1993)
Airborne (September 17, 1993)
1994On Promised Land (April 17, 1994)
The Whipping Boy (July 31, 1994)
1995The Old Curiosity Shop (March 19, 1995)
Escape to Witch Mountain (April 29, 1995)
The Four Diamonds (August 12, 1995)
1996The Little Riders (March 24, 1996)
Nightjohn (June 1, 1996)
Susie Q (1996)
Wish Upon A Star (November 12, 1996)
1997The Paper Brigade (February 25, 1997)

Disney Channel Original Movies

Key
Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
YearFilm
1997Northern Lights (August 23, 1997)
Under Wraps (October 25, 1997)
1998You Lucky Dog (June 27, 1998)
Brink! (August 29, 1998)
Halloweentown (October 17, 1998)
1999Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (January 23, 1999)
Can of Worms (April 10, 1999)
The Thirteenth Year (May 15, 1999)
Smart House (June 26, 1999)
Johnny Tsunami (July 24, 1999)
Genius (August 21, 1999)
Don't Look Under the Bed (October 9, 1999)
Horse Sense (November 20, 1999)
2000Up, Up, and Away (January 22, 2000)
The Color of Friendship (February 5, 2000)
Alley Cats Strike (March 18, 2000)
Rip Girls (April 22, 2000)
Miracle in Lane 2 (May 13, 2000)
Stepsister from Planet Weird (June 17, 2000)
Ready to Run (July 14, 2000)
Quints (August 18, 2000)
The Other Me (September 8, 2000)
Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (October 13, 2000)
Phantom of the Megaplex (November 10, 2000)
The Ultimate Christmas Present (December 1, 2000)
2001Zenon: The Zequel (January 12, 2001)
Motocrossed (February 16, 2001)
The Luck of the Irish (March 9, 2001)
Hounded (April 13, 2001)
Jett Jackson: The Movie (June 8, 2001)
The Jennie Project (July 13, 2001)
Jumping Ship (August 17, 2001)
The Poof Point (September 14, 2001)
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (October 12, 2001)
'Twas the Night (December 7, 2001)
2002Double Teamed (January 18, 2002)
Cadet Kelly (March 8, 2002)
Tru Confessions (April 5, 2002)
Get a Clue (June 28, 2002)
Gotta Kick It Up! (July 26, 2002)
A Ring of Endless Light (August 23, 2002)
The Scream Team (October 4, 2002)
2003You Wish! (January 10, 2003)
Right on Track (March 21, 2003)
The Even Stevens Movie (June 13, 2003)
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off (July 18, 2003)
The Cheetah Girls (August 15, 2003)
Full-Court Miracle (November 23, 2003)
Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch in Time (November 28, 2003)
2004Pixel Perfect (January 16, 2004)
Going to the Mat (March 19, 2004)
Zenon: Z3 (June 11, 2004)
Stuck in the Suburbs (July 16, 2004)
Tiger Cruise (August 6, 2004)
Halloweentown High (October 8, 2004)
2005Now You See It... (January 14, 2005)
Buffalo Dreams (March 11, 2005)
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama (April 8, 2005)
Go Figure (June 10, 2005)
Life Is Ruff (July 15, 2005)
The Proud Family Movie (August 12, 2005)
Twitches (October 14, 2005)
2006High School Musical (January 20, 2006)
Cow Belles (March 24, 2006)
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (June 16, 2006)
Read It and Weep (July 21, 2006)
The Cheetah Girls 2 (August 25, 2006)
Return to Halloweentown (October 20, 2006)
2007Jump In! (January 12, 2007)
Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (June 8, 2007)
High School Musical 2 (August 17, 2007)
Twitches Too (October 12, 2007)
2008Minutemen (January 25, 2008)
Camp Rock (June 20, 2008)
The Cheetah Girls: One World (August 22, 2008)
2009Dadnapped (February 16, 2009)
Hatching Pete (April 30, 2009)
Princess Protection Program (June 26, 2009)
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (August 28, 2009)
2010Starstruck (February 14, 2010)
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (March 26, 2010)
16 Wishes (June 25, 2010)
Den Brother (August 13, 2010)
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (September 3, 2010)
Avalon High (November 12, 2010)
2011The Suite Life Movie (March 25, 2011)
Lemonade Mouth (April 15, 2011)
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (May 22, 2011)
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (August 5, 2011)
Geek Charming (November 11, 2011)
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (December 2, 2011)
2012Frenemies (January 13, 2012)
Radio Rebel (February 17, 2012)
Let It Shine (June 15, 2012)
Girl vs. Monster (October 12, 2012)
2013Teen Beach Movie (July 19, 2013)
2014Cloud 9 (January 17, 2014)
Zapped (June 27, 2014)
How to Build a Better Boy (August 15, 2014)
2015Descendants (February 2015)
Teen Beach Movie 2 (July 2015)
Bad Hair Day (September 2015) Films that have not yet been released [2]
Life-Size 2 (November 2015) Films that have not yet been released [3]

Highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) premieres

No.MovieRating (Million Total Viewers)YearReference
1High School Musical 217.22007[4]
2Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie11.42009[5]
3Camp Rock8.92008[6]
4Princess Protection Program8.52009[7]
5Teen Beach Movie8.42013[8]
6Jump In!8.22007[9][10]
7The Cheetah Girls 28.12006[11]
8Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam7.92010[12][13]
9Cadet Kelly7.82002[14][15][16]
Return to Halloweentown2006[17] [18] [19] [20]
10High School Musical7.7[21][22][23]

Within a calendar year

YearMovieRatings
2002Cadet Kelly7.8 million viewers
2003The Cheetah Girls6.5 million viewers
2004Halloweentown High6.1 million viewers[24]
2005Twitches7.0 million viewers[25]
2006The Cheetah Girls 28.1 million viewers
2007High School Musical 217.2 million viewers[26][27][28][29][30][31]
2008Camp Rock8.9 million viewers[26][32][33][34][35][36]
2009Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie11.4 million viewers[37][38]
2010Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam7.9 million viewers[39][40][41][42][43]
2011Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension7.6 million viewers[44]
2012Let It Shine5.7 million viewers [45][46]
2013Teen Beach Movie8.4 million viewers [47]
2014Zapped5.7 million viewers [48]

See also


References

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  44. ^ Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" Averages 7.6 Million Total Viewers. Accessed 2012-04-04.
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External links

Selected production companies that produce multiple DCOMs