10 Disney Channel shows we can't wait to rewatch on Disney+
20 March 2020, 12:08
Disney+ launches in the UK from 24th March, and will include new shows, live-action remakes of classics, and a whole host of nostalgic shows from Disney Channel, including Good Luck Charlie and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Disney+ is almost ready to make its UK debut (thanks a lot, self-isolation) and while we gear up to spend the next few months rewatching every animated classic, there'll also be a lot of childhood nostalgia on offer with plenty of old shows from Disney Channel moving over to the new service.
Star Wars spin off show, The Mandalorian, will be coming in weekly instalments, while the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp will be added on the day of the launch.
The US version of the streaming platform is already in full swing with the UK launch on 24th March, but Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America won't be seeing it until 2021.
Unfortunately due to the current coronavirus situation, production has been paused on a lot of shows that were expected, including Loki and WandaVision, but if you're looking for an easy watch while you wait for the chaos to pass by, old school Disney Channel favourites such as Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Wizards Of Waverly Place will be streamable from the start.
Ready to re-learn the Hoedown Throwdown? Here's our top-10 must-watch Disney Channel shows coming to Disney+...
Good Luck Charlie
Episodes: 97 (4 seasons)
When the Duncan family welcome their fourth child, Charlie, her older sister Teddy (AKA Bridgit Mendler) documents their adventures complete with advice for her to look back on when she's a teenager.
With one crazy large family getting up to all kinds of trouble (along with mischievous brother Gabe, played by Bradley Steven Perry) this heart-warming show is the ultimate pick me up on a lazy day at home.
Good for: Watching with the family
Episodes: 98 (4 seasons)
The place where Miley Cyrus made her fame alongside dad Billy Ray Cyrus and Emily Osment, Hannah Montana follows the story of Miley Stewart, who lives a double life as an international pop star as she tries to conceal the truth from everyone around her about her other identity.
Packed with iconic dance routines and cringe, yet totally infectious songs, Hannah Montana is as quotable as they come with Disney Channel. Time to get your blonde wig on...
Good for: Having a sing-along
Episodes: 98 (4 seasons)
Cult faves Cameron Boyce and Skai Jackson star in Jessie as two of the four rich kids that character Jessie (Debby Ryan) moves to New York to nanny for, as she sets about trying to nail being an adult for the first time.
Different from her Texas upbringing, the teenager has big dreams about rebelling against her family and moving to the city, but she'll quickly become attached to the mischievous children she looks after.
Good for: Short episodes
Episodes: 65 (3 seasons)
A seventh-grade outcast, Louis Stevens, played by pre-Transformers Shia LaBeouf, struggles to fit in at school and at home so spends 99% of his time infuriating his older sister.
If you want family drama (and super annoying neighbour beans) this is a great Sunday show for when you want a laugh, but don't really want to concentrate.
Good for: laughing out loud
Episodes: 87 (4 seasons)
Animated series Kim Possible low-key pioneered feminism (sorry, not sorry), when an average high-school cheerleader takes on a part time hobby of saving the world from super villains.
Of course, like any teenager, Kim still has to cope with typical pressures of school, family and a social life, so this one's got a tonne of different storylines in every single episode.
Good for: superhero lovers
Episodes: 65 (2 seasons)
While the reboot is currently on hold, the OG Lizzie McGuire is the perfect binge-watch, starring Hilary Duff testing the waters of middle school, where every day is a popularity contest and she's constantly dealing with first world problems, including an annoying little brother and a nosey parent.
If you're a fan of 00's nostalgia and chick flicks, Lizzie McGuire is about to become your new obsession.
Good for: A chick flick throwback
Phineas & Ferb
Episodes: 222 (4 seasons)
Phineas and Ferb isn't for people who take life too seriously - this animated musical comedy has voiceovers from Ashely Tisdale and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, as it follows two brothers creating the whackiest inventions from their backyard, while their sister constantly tries to out their secret hobby to their parents.
Be warned though, this crazy show has a lot of addictive songs.
Good for: The long haul
Episodes: 87 (3 seasons)
The ultimate cast featuring Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song and Ashley Tisdale makes up The Suite Life, which follows twins Zack and Cody, as they turn the 5-star hotel their Mum works in, into their very own playground.
Guests of the hotel, including London Tipton (Brenda Song), provide the perfect backdrop for the pair to get mischievous with their upper-class guests.
Good for: A classic that will forever be relevant
That’s So Raven
Episodes: 100 (4 seasons)
Raven Baxter, played by Raven-Symoné, is a teenager who can see glimpses of the future and uses her powers to try and stop bad things happening - but most of the time it goes hilariously wrong.
This supernatural-meets-comedy show is the perfect uncomplicated family humour you can jump back into any time.
Good for: An easy watch
Episodes: 106 (4 seasons)
Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jennifer Stone and Gregg Sulkin are the main characters in arguably the best show Disney Channel has ever come out with - Wizards Of Waverly Place.
The Russo family own and live in a New York restaurant, while their father is casually also a wizard on the side, and the children are in training. Of course, being teenagers, they don't always use their new-found magic for good, but it could costly as only one of them can become the 'family wizard' at the end of it all.
Battling usual teen dilemmas with the power of magic, Wizards Of Waverly Place is a teen drama that quickly becomes a light-hearted comedy.
Good for: What isn't it good for?
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