Disney Stock – 10 Disney Channel Shows Everyone Forgot Existed
When it comes to animation or original content, Disney is a powerhouse of creativity. Watching the Disney Channel was a quintessential part of many people’s childhoods. Whether it’s the exciting adventures or catchy theme song of shows like DuckTales, or the all too relatable middle school drama of shows like Lizzie McGuire, there was a show for everyone.
Over the years, Disney has turned out many numerous and memorable shows. Now with streaming on-demand, people have access to unlimited content with just a click of a button. Now fans can re-watch their favorite childhood series that were forgotten over the years.
10 Adventures Of The Gummi Bears (1985-1991)
Adventures of the Gummi Bears is a cartoon series that follows the lives of six anthropomorphic bears. The bears live in the magical medieval kingdom of Dunwyn in an area known as Gummi Glen. The Gummi Bears, once a thriving civilization, were forced into exile by humans.
Throughout the series, the bears encounter many evil humans and villains. The main antagonist, a knight of Dunwyn named Duke, wants the recipe of the bears’ Gummiberry Juice. This special juice allows the Gummi Bears to bounce to incredible heights. Only Grammi Gummi knows the secrets of the Gummiberry Juice.
9 Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers (1989-1990)
When Chip and Dale open up a detective agency, they begin to take on cases as the Rescue Rangers. The show centers around Chip and Dale and their friends Gadget, Monterey Jack, and Zipper. The pint-size detectives solve cases in the big city, often facing off against villains.
The two main villains of Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers are Fat Cat and Norton Nimnul. The beloved show only ran for 3 seasons, but fans of the series can look forward to a live-action reboot of Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, currently in production and slated for release in 2022.
8 Darkwing Duck (1991-1993)
Darkwing Duck follows the life of Drake Mallard, a single father living in St. Canard. With the help of his side-kick, Launchpad McQuack, Darkwing Duck tries to do good in his city, while balancing his life as Gosalyn’s dad.
The series is a direct parody of the superhero genre. Unlike other series at the time, Darkwing Duck centers on the action, adventure, and fighting scenes. Darkwing Duck is set to get a reboot on Disney+ as a spinoff of Disney XD’s DuckTales.
7 Adventures In Wonderland (1992-1995)
Adventures in Wonderland is a live-action series that draws inspiration from Lewis Caroll’s Through The Looking Glass. The protagonist Alice ventures to Wonderland by stepping through her mirror.
As Alice faces problems in her day-to-day life, the characters of Wonderland often face similar situations. During her adventures in Wonderland, Alice often finds a solution to her own problems or gains a new perspective from her experiences.
6 Flash Forward (1995-1997)
Flash Forward examines the lives of two teenagers as they tackle eighth grade. The show centers on the relationship between its two main characters Rebecca and Tucker. Becca and Tuck have been neighbors and best friends ever since they were born.
Though the two remain committed to each other and their lifelong friendship, they also make new friends. Rebecca finds a girl named Christine who she can talk to about boys, and Tucker befriends Miles, who serves as a voice of reason when Tucker’s imagination runs wild.
5 Smart Guy (1997-1999)
Smart Guy is a show about boy genius T.J. Henderson who, at 10 years old, suddenly finds himself in high school with his older siblings. He must learn to navigate the difficult life of a high schooler as he struggles to fit in.
The show also focuses on the family dynamic of the Henderson siblings as they are raised by a single dad. Yvette, the older sister, is the typical overachiever, while Marcus, the middle child, is the cool underachiever.
4 Bug Juice (1998-2001)
Like the Real World for teenagers, Bug Juice is the real story of the adventures of teens at summer camp. This documentary explores the lives of 20 teenagers as they navigate their summer away from home.
The viewers get to know the teenagers as they discuss their feelings about friendship, romance, and camp activities. Each season takes place at a new camp, in a different city and state.
3 The Famous Jett Jackson (1998-2001)
Jett Jackson is a teenage actor who plays a secret agent on television. While living in Los Angeles, he starts to miss having a normal life. Jett gets the production of his show moved back to his hometown so he can be reunited with his dad and friends.
Jett learns to balance his life as a celebrity with being a normal teenager. The show ran for 3 seasons and included guest appearances by many famous celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Rachel McAdams.
2 So Weird (1999-2001)
So Weird is one of the Disney Channel’s darker shows. The show centers around Fiona “Fi” Phillips, as she tours the country with her rockstar mom, Mackenzie Phillips. During their travels, Fiona encounters many strange phenomena.
Fiona is obsessed with all things paranormal and weird. She has her own website where she writes about her experiences to connect with other supernatural believers. One of the mysteries Fiona is desperate to solve is her father’s death.
1 The Proud Family (2001-2005)
The Proud Family is an animated Disney series that focuses on 14-year-old Penny Proud. Penny lives with her parents Oscar and Trudy, siblings Bebe and CeCe, and her lively grandmother, Suga Mama. She is a straight-A student and is involved in many school activities.
Like many teenagers, Penny enjoys spending time with her friends and is often a victim of peer pressure. Fans who remember The Proud Family can look forward to the new revival of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on Disney+.
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