Disney Channel’s Weird Obsession With 13-Year-Olds

I wonder what Disney Channel’s targeted age demographic is…

A 13-year-old boy wins a computerized house in a contest.

Smart House (1999) d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net

A 13-year-old girl who lives in space gets sentenced to live on earth—zetus lapetus!

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999) static.tvtropes.org

A girl turns 13 and discovers she’s a witch.

Halloweentown (1999) bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

A 13-year-old boy moves from Hawaii to Vermont where his expertise in surfing makes him really good at snowboarding brah.

Johnny Tsunami (1999) upload.wikimedia.org

A boy turns 13 and discovers he’s a mermaid—er man.

The Thirteenth Year (1999) tumblr.com

A 13-year-old boy visits his cousin only to have a horrible time and leave early. The older cousin is then punished to spend time at the 13-year-old’s horse ranch.

Horse Sense (1999) upload.wikimedia.org

A 13-year-old girl moves to Hawaii and discovers a love for surfing—something her late mother and her share.

Rip Girls (2000) images1.fanpop.com

A 13-year-old girl tries to resurrect her mother back to life but instead resurrects her Eve doll.

Life Size (2000) ia.media-imdb.com

A 13-year-old girl has to live with her annoying little brother and not-so-normal family while she’s a perfectionist

Even Stevens (2000)

A 13-year-old girl is just trying to survive middle school with her two best friends — she just wants a bra!

Lizze Mcguire (2001)

A 13-year-old girl must hide her double life as a normal teenager/international pop sensation from the world

Hannah Montana (2006)

A 14-year-old girl is just trying to explain it all

Clarissa Explains it All (1991)

Two 16-year-old boys have to deal with each other’s crazy antics and the trouble it causes

Keenan and Kel (1996)

A 22-year-old does weird things in public

The Nick Cannon Show (2002) media1.break.com

A 13-year-old goes to a Malibu beach side boarding school

Zoey 101 (2005)

Two 15-year-old boys who were on different sides of popularity become step brothers.

Drake and Josh (2006)

A 16-year-old girl gets a chance to go to a famous music school

Victorious (2010)

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