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All About Disney Channel


Disney Channel is another giant that vies for your kids’ viewing attention. Because of its versatile range of shows, it succeeds- preschoolers to teens are enamored with many of the shows and actors that this channel produces. For over five years, Disney channel has ranked number one in both the 6- 11 (kids) and 9- 14 (tweens) range. Here’s what this channel has to offer in each category:

Preschoolers
For preschoolers, Disney has some good shows for young kids under its Playhouse Disney brand, like “Special Agent Oso” and “Handy Manny”. “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” is the only show that features the original Disney characters, but the newer shows are entertaining and educational as well.

Grade- Schoolers
Disney Channel has some great cartoons, like Phineas and Ferb, which is also funny and very entertaining, even for adults. “The Little Mermaid” and “Recess” are also good cartoons, although not Disney originals. Most of their programming though, is in the form of original shows, which seem to be geared for slightly older kids.

Tweens/ Teens
Disney Channel has a number of original sitcoms that are entertaining to kids in this age range although they appear to be geared more for girls than guys. I find that my tweens (boy and girl) enjoy most of them just as much as the other, so I don’t know if I agree with that assessment. Nevertheless, their shows like “Suite Life on Deck” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” never cease to elicit giggles out of my kids. As a parent, I can honestly say that most of these shows are entertaining, even to me- which gives me a reason to watch with my kids so that we can enjoy them together.

Disney Channel Original Movies
Disney Channel also creates original movies, which is what currently sets them apart from other child- focused media entities. Their movies are big hits with the grade-schooler to teen crowd, and having watched most of them, I can see why- they are entertaining, mostly believable, funny and charming, and most deal with situations that kids in this age range either will or could conceivably deal with in real life (like mean cliques at school, or liking someone who’s “out of your league”). These movies have made their characters household names and the actors that portray them mega-stars almost overnight (what teen hasn’t heard of Zac Efron or Raven Symone?).”
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