33 Facts about Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs)

If you hadn't heard, Disney Channel is celebrating 100 original movies with a marathon of DCOMs ALL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! Here are some interesting facts about them.
  1. 1.
    8 series have been made into DCOMs.
    The Proud Family, Even Stevens, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie, Jett Jackson
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    3 DCOMs have a viewer discretion warning for their PG rating.
    Tiger Cruise, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Girl vs. Monster
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    The following DCOMs have won Emmy Awards:
    The Color of Friendship, High School Musical, Wizards of Waverly Place
  4. 4.
    Wait for the sequel!
    Troy and Gabriella did not kiss until the end of High School Musical 2. Shane and Mitchie also did not kiss until the end of Camp Rock 2.
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    NORTHERN LIGHTS (1997)
    Diane Keaton starred in the very first DCOM.
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    DON'T LOOK UNDER THE BED (1999)
    This was the second and final attempt by Disney Channel at making a horror film. Parents complained the movie was too scary for kids.
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    HORSE SENSE (1999)
    Joey Lawrence acted with his real-life brother, Andrew, in this film. The film spawned a sequel, Jumping Ship, which saw the addition of Matthew Lawrence to the cast.
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    SMART HOUSE (1999)
    LeVar Burton directed the film.
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    ZENON (1999)
    Zenon was originally conceived as a TV series. However, since the series did not get picked up, Disney Channel decided to make it into a movie.
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    RIP GIRLS (2000)
    Despite being set in Hawaii, the film was shot in Queensland, Australia.
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    THE COLOR OF FRIENDSHIP (2000)
    This film was based off an autobiographical short story called "Simunye". The author lost touch with the South African girl who moved in with her family once she returned to South Africa and believes she may have been murdered or forcibly disappeared due to her anti-racist views.
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    MOTOCROSSED (2001)
    The film is based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
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    CADET KELLY (2002)
    Hilary Duff was made into an honorary Cadet Sergeant during the production of the film.
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    DOUBLE TEAMED (2002)
    The film is based on real WNBA twins, Heather and Heidi Burge.
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    GET A CLUE (2002)
    Disney changed the name of the band Prozzak to Simon and Milo in order to disassociate it from drugs.
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    GET A CLUE (2002)
    Lindsay Lohan has acted in multiple movies for Disney: The Parent Trap, Life Size, Get a Clue, Freaky Friday, and Herbie: Fully Loaded.
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    RIGHT ON TRACK (2003)
    Erica became the first woman to win in the class of the NHRA Drag Racing Series and won two Pro Stock Championships.
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    THE CHEETAH GIRLS (2003)
    Whitney Houston was one of the producers as the film.
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    KIM POSSIBLE (2005)
    Kim Possible: So the Drama is the first animated DCOM. The film was originally titled "Day of the Diablos".
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    KIM POSSIBLE (2005)
    Anneliese van der Pol was originally supposed to be the voice of Kim Possible. She picked her role as Chelsea on That's So Raven instead.
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    TWITCHES (2005)
    Originally, Tia was supposed to play Camryn and Tamera was supposed to play Alex, but the two wanted their roles to be switched.
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    COW BELLES (2006)
    Sisters Aly and A.J. Michalka started in this film about two rich girls losing their fortune and having to get jobs to learn about "the real world". Disney stars Hilary and Haylie Duff starred in Material Girls, which has almost the same plot line.
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    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2006)
    The mascot was supposed to be a leopard.
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    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2006)
    Matthew Underwood (Logan from Zoey 101) was offered the role of Troy Bolton, but was not allowed to work for both Disney and Nickelodeon at the same time.
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    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2006)
    Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale didn't get along during the filming of the first HSM because he thought she was exactly like her character, Sharpay!
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    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2006)
    The soundtrack was nominated for an American Music Award and won a Billboard Music Award.
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    JUMP IN! (2007)
    Izzy's father is played by Corbin Bleu's real dad.
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    JUMP IN! (2007)
    Raven was originally supposed to play Keke Palmer's role.
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    CAMP ROCK (2008)
    Demi auditioned for both Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance on the same day and got both parts.
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    PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM (2009)
    Demi was originally cast in Selena's role and vice versa.
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    CAMP ROCK 2 (2010)
    Nick Jonas's character sings, "I love the sound of violins", in Introducing Me because his love interest was supposed to be a violin player. After casting Chloe Bridges, the creators decided to make her a piano player.
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    STARSTRUCK (2010)
    Cody Linley (Hannah Montana) was originally supposed to play Christopher Wilde, but due to a DUI, Disney replaced him with Sterling Knight.
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    LEMONADE MOUTH (2011)
    In the initial voiceover, Bridgit Mendler mispronounces the Indian character's name as "Banjaree" instead of "Banerjee".