Since the basic cable debut of The Disney Channel in April 1983, the House of Mouse has used its family-oriented network to feature its best movie ideas that weren’t quite ready for the silver screen. At first the films were released under the name “Disney Channel Premiere Films”, but since 1997, they have been released under the “Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM)” banner. Regardless of the term you use to describe these feature length gems, they bring to the fore a feeling of intense nostalgia. Generations are defined by the DCOM movies of someone’s particular childhood! As always, this led the GPCD team to wonder…what is the Best Disney Channel Original Movie?
Below, you will find a list of DCOMs for all generations. NOTE: If you’re taking the poll on a mobile device, we recommend clicking this link for easier navigation. None of these films teetered on the Brink!, we included them all (we think). We need your help to decide what we debate in this future episode of GPCD, so please take this poll and pick as many as you like. We want a Johnny Tsunami of responses, so don’t be shy!
Did we miss your favorite? Add it to the list! Then send to your friends and have them chime in.
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed on the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.