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In ‘High School Musical,’ Gabriella and Troy were always the real villains

Troy and Gabriella seem to care little about musical theatre yet they still consistently try to steal the spotlight from Sharpay and Ryan. Sharpay and Ryan’s preparedness and passion is ridiculed by their classmates while Troy and Gabriella’s foray into musicals is celebrated. The movies seem to send the message […]
In ‘High School Musical,’ Gabriella and Troy were always the real villains
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23 details you probably missed in ‘High School Musical’

“High School Musical” premiered on Disney Channel in 2006, and the film is full of sneaky details. Interesting costume choices make characters like Troy and Chad stand out in scenes. Fan of the whole series may notice a few Easter eggs and inconsistencies in the first movie. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
23 details you probably missed in ‘High School Musical’
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18 details and references you probably missed in ‘Halloweentown’

Disney Channel’s “Halloweentown” premiered in 1998 and was the first in a series of four movies. The film makes real-world references to the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” and Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” There is one mystery creature that is still not referenced in the cast list. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
18 details and references you probably missed in ‘Halloweentown’
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14 things you probably didn’t know about ‘Twitches’

“Twitches” (2005) premiered on Disney Channel 15 years ago, but even superfans might not know all the fun facts about the film. Tia and Tamera Mowry played the leading twin witches, but Tia actually played Tamera’s character in one scene. The witchy film shares some similarities with “Sister, Sister,” the […]
14 things you probably didn’t know about ‘Twitches’
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Every Halloween-themed Disney Channel original movie, ranked by audiences

Disney Channel has been streaming plenty of spooky, fall-staple movies for the past few decades. Insider rounded up all of Disney Channel’s Halloween-worthy and Halloween-themed movies and ranked them using audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. “Twitches Too” (2007) and “Halloweentown” (1998) are two audience favourites. Audience reviewers didn’t really care […]
Every Halloween-themed Disney Channel original movie, ranked by audiences
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11 famous actors who got their start in Disney Channel original movies

Disney Channel Original Movies, or DCOMS, are made-for-TV films that have helped kick off the careers of some big-name actors. “Captain Marvel” lead Brie Larson‘s first starring movie role was in the 2003 drag-racing DCOM “Right on Track.” “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart’s first acting role was in the DCOM “The […]
11 famous actors who got their start in Disney Channel original movies
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THEN AND NOW: The stars of ‘The Cheetah Girls’ 17 years later

It’s been 17 years since “The Cheetah Girls” first aired on Disney Channel. The movie helped launch the careers of the four women who made up the titular band: Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Houghton (née Bailon), Kiely Williams, and Sabrina Bryan. In 2017, Raven-Symoné returned to Disney Channel for “Raven’s Home,” a […]
THEN AND NOW: The stars of ‘The Cheetah Girls’ 17 years later
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The 5 best and 5 worst Disney Channel original movies to stream on Disney Plus

Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, gives viewers access to hundreds of movies and TV shows – including every Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM) ever made. Some, like “High School Musical” and “Camp Rock,” have become well-known fan favourites. Others, like the forgettable high school mascot comedy “Hatching Pete,” haven’t […]
The 5 best and 5 worst Disney Channel original movies to stream on Disney Plus