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In the first High School Musical movie, Troy Bolton's songs were sung by actor Drew Seely, not star Zac Efron.
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Teen Beach Movie
Teen Beach Movie was the only Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2013.
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A fan-created term for Disney's renewal policy
According to fans, the "65th episode rule" is Disney's "unspoken" and "unofficial" renewal policy, which caps original series at 65 episodes regardless of how successful they are.
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Lizzie McGuire ended with a theatrically released movie instead of a made-for-television one.
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Miley Cyrus beat out Taylor Momsen for the role of Hannah Montana.
Loosely based on the true story of the U.S.S. Constellation — which became the first ship in naval history to go on full combat alert with civilians aboard after the Pentagon and twin towers were attacked — 2004's Tiger Cruise is one of the rare Disney Channel Original Movies to grapple with real-life tragedy.
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In 2003, Shia LaBeouf won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for his role on Even Stevens.
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Right On Track
More than a decade before winning an Oscar for her performance in Room, Brie Larson starred alongside 7th Heaven’s Beverly Mitchell in the Disney Channel Original Movie Right On Track.
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Unlike Raven-Symoné, Ashley Tisdale, and Anneliese van der Pol, Lizzie McGuire's LaLaine never voiced a character on Kim Possible.
There have been Disney Channel Original Movies about baseball, basketball, and wrestling, but never golf.
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The Proud Family
Destiny's Child and Solange Knowles performed the theme song for the animated Disney Channel series The Proud Family.
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High School Musical 2
On August 17, 2007, the premiere of High School Musical 2 was watched by 17.2 million viewers making it the most-watched Disney Channel Original Movie in history.
Disney had plans for a Lizzie McGuire spin-off called Stevie Sanchez. Selena Gomez was supposed to star in the series, which would’ve followed the life of Stevie Sanchez, the younger sister of Lizzie’s best friend Miranda.