Where Can I Watch Old Disney Channel Movies? There Are a Couple Hidden Gems Outside of Disney+

With the launch of Disney+, fans of all things Disney and Disney Channel could rejoice about there being a streaming service that exclusively has all things from the studio of that loveable mouse. From movies to Disney Channel series that had been off the air for years, viewers were able to have it all on-demand. But what if you don’t have Disney+? Can you still watch classic DCOMs? Not very many, but there are a few Disney Channel Original Movies on other streaming platforms than just Disney+. Here’s where you can watch them. 

Disney+

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As stated above, Disney+ is obviously the first place to go for all DCOMs. The site is fairly new, starting up in 2019 way after Netflix, Hulu, and even Amazon Prime had their feet in the door. However, it blew well ahead of the competition, mostly because of its selection and eventual original content, although it didn’t have a lot of that from the get-go. 

When it comes to the Disney Channel movies, though, it has the new ones, of course, but the ones from the 2010s are there too. Think High School Musical, Camp Rock, and The Cheetah Girls. They really loved their musicals in those years, huh?

But if you’re looking for the original, original Disney Channel Original Movies, then this is the streaming service for you. From Johnny Tsunami, Smart House, Don’t Look Under the Bed, and Zenon, they’re all there. There’s a DCOM collection that has them sorted by decade, and the 1990s button is where it’s at. Oh, and don’t forget Halloweentown for any year-round Halloween vibes you wanna have. 

Hulu

Outside of Disney+, it gets very sparse but not impossible. On Hulu, if you pay for Hulu Live, then you have Disney Channel (live) and Starstruck is available to stream anytime. That’s the 2010 DCOM that stars Sterling Knight as Christopher Wilde, a hot-shot pop star who comes in contact with Jessica Olson (Danielle Campbell), a regula Midwestern girl who wants nothing to do with him. 

But the real winner (and classic DCOM), here, is Up, Up and Away. Again, it’s only available if you have Hulu Live, but this comes in handy because it’s a great classic. It’s from 2000 and revolves around a family of superheroes. Think The Incredibles, except the parents are actively heroes still and the oldest, Scott, is the one who doesn’t have powers, not the youngest. It will bring back lots of memories for ‘90s babies. 

Amazon Prime

Lastly, this one comes at no extra cost to Amazon Prime subscribers. Wish Upon a Star is available on this streaming service and it might be one you forgot all about. 

The movie is one of Disney Channel’s first original movies, from 1996, and it’s about two sisters, Alexia and Hayley. The oldest, Alexia, played by none other than Katherine Heigl, is a pretty and popular girl who isn’t into doing well in school. Hayley (Danielle Harris) is in awe of Alexia and very introverted and great at math and science. As you can probably tell where this is headed, they swap bodies at some point, much to their dismay. 

This one is great especially if you’re into the whole Freaky Friday of it all. And even though it’s a classic DCOM it’s only on Amazon Prime, not Disney+. 

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