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April 19

April 19, 1983 – The Series Disney Studio Showcase Premieres on Disney Channel

On April 19, 1983, the television series Disney Studio Showcase premiered on Disney Channel as one of the first programs of the new channel. The series took viewers behind the scenes at the Walt Disney Studios, including a variety of upcoming Disney projects and ideas, such as the Tim Burton-directed short film Hansel and Gretel. The series ended its run on April 25, 1985.

March 20

March 20, 2007 – The Special Edition of the Hannah Montana Soundtrack is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Nobody’s perfect! I gotta work it! Again and again till I get it right!”

On March 20, 2007, the special 2-disc edition of the soundtrack for the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana was released through Walt Disney Records. The series had proved to be a runaway hit for the channel, and the original soundtrack was released on October 24, 2006. The special edition featured two new songs: “Nobody’s Perfect” (which was also released on the follow-up soundtrack), and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” both of which were performed by Miley Cyrus, who portrays the titular character. The second disc was a bonus DVD that featured a live performance of “Nobody’s Perfect,” as well as a short documentary called “Backstage Secrets.”

January 7

January 7, 2001 – The Disney Channel Original Series Totally Hoops Premieres

Totally Hoops is really a mosaic about teenage life told through the eyes of these fiercely determined, uniquely talented girls.” – Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Channel

On January 7, 2001, the Disney Channel Original Series Totally Hoops premiered. It was a reality program that focused on the lives of the eleven girls of the Lady Hoopsters basketball team from Dayton, Ohio. The team moved through this series from the tryouts to the state championships, and finally to the national tournament. The only season had 16 episodes.

July 22

July 22, 2003 – The Soundtrack to the Animated Series Kim Possible is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“You can’t stop me cause I’m Kim Possible.”

On July 22, 2003, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel original animated series Kim Possible was released through Walt Disney Records. Featuring songs from and inspired by the show, the album was notable for its full length version of the theme song, “Call Me, Beep Me! (The Kim Possible Song)” by Christina Milian, along with songs by show voice actors Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, and Nancy Cartwright. The soundtrack peaked at number 125 on the Billboard 200, and was released in several other countries, including a French version and a German version.

July 11

July 11, 2011 – Perry the Platy-Bus Starts Journey with Celebration in New York City

“During ‘Perry the Platy-bus On Tour,’ fans are invited to marvel at nearly 4,000 pounds of Perry (complete with a bill, tail, and googly eyes), come aboard, play the exciting new Unity 3D video game…sing Perry-oke and more.”

On July 11, 2011, a special event was held in New York City to kick off the cross-country tour of Perry the Platy-Bus, a promotional bus designed to look like Phineas and Ferb character Perry the Platypus. Celebrating, and promoting, the upcoming television movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, the bus would make its way from New York to Comic-Con in San Diego. In attendance in New York to wish the bus well on its journey were Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, voice of Perry the Platypus Dee Bradley Baker, and voice of Isabella Alyson Stoner.

June 5

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June 5, 2011 – The Disney Channel Comedy Series So Random! Premieres

“So Random: it’s a party, get down!”

On June 5, 2011, the Disney Channel comedy series So Random! premiered. The series was originally a show-within-a-show for the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance, but became a show on its own when lead actress Demi Lovato announced she would not return for Sonny with a Chance’s third season. The show is reminiscent of old comedy sketch shows in its set up, although it adds the element of the cast members playing their characters from the original Sonny with a Chance show. Musical guests were also featured on the show, with artists ranging from Andy Grammer to Colbie Caillat. The show starred Tiffany Thornton as Tawni Hart, Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper, Brandon Mychal Smith as Nico Harris, Doug Brochu as Grady Mitchell, and Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster. The show lasted one season with 26 episodes.

March 2

March 2, 2007 – Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven Wins at the NAACP Image Awards

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“I try to save the situation but then I wind up misbehaving

On March 2, 2007, the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The Disney Channel Series That’s So Raven won two awards: Outstanding Children’s Program, and Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program – Series or Special for lead actress Raven-Symoné . This was the series first win as Outstanding Children’s Program, and Raven- Symoné’s fourth win in her category. The series would go on to win the same awards the following year in the show’s final season.