Reminiscing on Favorite Childhood Movies and Shows Thanks to Disney+
It may seem like I can’t shut up about Disney+, but I am so glad this streaming service was created. For years, I was disappointed Disney kept so much locked away in a vault and I also didn’t have a place other than a few YouTube videos to watch all of my favorite DCOMs and Disney Channel shows from my childhood. I thought DCOMS were some of the best movies out there growing up and I always wanted to grow up and collect all of them on DVD. I can rarely find them though, but my mom and I would collect any Disney movie we could anytime was released from the vault onto DVD. Now I finally have one place I can go to to watch all of my old faves from Disney classics to Pixar to also Disney Channel content. Now if I could also have something with all of Nickelodeon and Teen Nick shows, I would be a happy camper. Also yes I know Victorious is at least on Netflix now. It’s a start. Since Disney Plus has been out for a month, I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite Disney movies and shows from my childhood available to stream.
The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
If it wasn’t obvious by now, I have a huge heart for Winnie the Pooh. If there is any particular show or movie I can think of that screams my childhood it is Winnie the Pooh. I am not sure how my obsession started exactly, but I can look back at home videos of me at 2 years old trying to place a Winnie the Pooh VHS in the player while wearing Pooh bear overalls. There was just something so comforting about the show and all the characters. I remember watch Pooh and trying to follow his up, down morning exercise routine. I watched everything related to Pooh whether it was the original movie to shows on Disney Channel to also the spin-off movies as well. Now they are in one place for me to watch including the live-action remake Christopher Robin which you can guess is absolutely my favorite live-action remake. I don’t get care how old I get, if there is one that can make me smile, it is Pooh Bear.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Now Lindsey Lohan has been a pretty controversial actress in her time, but let’s be real she was all over screens in the early 2000s and she had insane talent. With all of her releases at the time though, my favorite was Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Maybe it is because I relate to her character or because I always to live in New York or maybe even because people love to call me dramatic, but I love this movie. I think the storyline was really fun and different when I was younger and loved singing to the music in it. If there is one way to get a child’s attention, it is usually through music. Movie had great acting, funny storyline, and good music so that sounds like a check, check, check to me. This is one I would love to share with my nieces now and see what they think of it.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Talking about this, I am actually going to be rolling the Lizzie McGuire show and movie into one because it was all a standout to me. I just remembering wanting to be her when I got older. The show was popular around the time I was 6 or 7, but she was a character in her pre-teens so watching I was like, “whoa is this what being a teenager is going to be like”. I couldn’t wait to wear chokers, and crimp my hair or wear butterfly clips. However, most of this was already out of style by the time I was a teenager. Sad face, I miss the 90s. Believe me though I still tried for a while to rock at least the crimp hair, but my hair wasn’t having it. Regardless of trends, Lizzie was such a great character to me because she seemed so relatable. She was a nice girl, but sort of a clutz and was trying to survive the world of Junior High Drama. Then the movie was released and we got Lizzie on the big screen and singing. Since I was a big fan of Hillary Duff music at the time, of course I was happy the Lizzie McGuire Movie had a soundtrack. Oh and you best believe, back then I was learning every lyric and choreo to the song. Hit it, “This is what dreams are made of”.
The Thirteenth Year
I think overall Disney Channel Original movies from the 90s to 2000s were some of the best movies of all time. They had unique, funny storylines and usually always shared valuable lessons for children. Due to this, it is hard for me to really pick one as my favorite. There was Double Teamed, Twas’ the Night, Cheetah Girls, Gotta Kick it Up, Twitches, and so on and so forth. However, I was finally able to think of one that I always hoped would show on tv when I was younger which was the Thirteenth Year. I honestly have no idea why I always wanted this film to play. It may have been that I had a crush on the main character which is not surprising. I do think it may have been just how out of the blue the story plot was. I mean it is about a 13 year old boy who is turning into a mermaid. Usually 13 year old boys had different sort of problems when they hit that age, but this kid was dealing with growing gills and a tail. Like way to go Disney in making a film not about puberty, but a boy’s journey into merman hood. I just find it so funny and I can’t get enough of this film.
Oliver and Company
Oh last on our list, but certaintly not the least no matter how underreated I think this movie is the wonderful Oliver and Company. I do have to admit this was one of the movies growing up where the darker subject matter did shake me up a bit. Disney has many moments in their earlier movies where it is like “Okay Disney, there are children present”. This was one of those for me, but it still makes me smile for two major reasons. One the music. Oh the music is so catchy in this movie and we have singers like Billy Joel and Bette Midler so of course it is great. I could listen to “Why should I worry?” on repeat anyday. And two would be Oliver who happens to be one of the cutest animated kitties of all time. I am a sucker for cute kitties in movies and Oliver is no exception. I know he is only animated, but I use to run up to the screen and try hug him when I was younger. Seeing his relationship with Jenny grow and the bond they had made know I wanted a cat someday. Which now I adopted my kitty Crow so life has come full circle.
Honestly with this being about Disney, I could go on and on with favorites and classics from my childhood, but these were just a couple of standouts I rushed to watch when the service became available. But of course, I am watching so many shows and movies that I have to watch myself to not go overboard. I do appreciate having a streaming service where now my parents and I can agree on something to watch and are able to reminise on all our favorites together.
What’s your favorite childhood movie or show? What is your favorite Disney Channel Original Movie? Have you been enjoying the service so far? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to like, share and subscribe to get notified of new posts. Also be sure to follow Bombshell social media pages, you can find Bombshell on Facebook @bombshellgamingandstyle and on Instagram @bombshellgaming style. A twitter and Youtube page are also on their way. Thank you to all my new followers and until next time my Bombshells, Bye!