History YMMV / DisneyChannel

5th Sep '17 7:10:02 AM 474studio
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** Likewise with the new stuff. ''AndiMack'' was something of a feeler and its' ratings and critical success means there'll be more like it...eventually...but not before more HighConcept wackiness that was already in the pipeline makes it to air.

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** Likewise with the new stuff. ''AndiMack'' was something of a feeler and its' ratings and critical success means there'll be more like it...eventually...but not before more HighConcept wackiness that was already in the pipeline makes it to air.air.
** On July 2nd, 2017, Disney Channel's animation block is gone but the only animated shows on Disney Channel are Pat the Dog, Elena of Avalor, Tangled: The Series, and the Canadian-acquired Hotel Translyvania: The Series. Still most of Disney Channel's are more aimed towards female protagonists.
6th Aug '17 5:15:31 AM Berrenta
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** Fortunately, Disney Channel is slowly RevisitingTheRoots by adding in more animation (including those based on the Disney Animated Canon), better reviewed sitcoms, a sequel series for ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', and airing reruns of their more popular shows while cancelling the critically panned ones[[note]]though those with a more cynical look state that the only reason Disney Channel is doing well is because Creator/CartoonNetwork had entered NetworkDecay with endless reruns of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''[[/note]]. It hasn't quite broken out of the GirlShowGhetto, but it looks to be heading that way.

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** Fortunately, Disney Channel is slowly RevisitingTheRoots by adding in more animation (including those based on the Disney Animated Canon), better reviewed sitcoms, a sequel series for ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', and airing reruns of their more popular shows while cancelling the critically panned ones[[note]]though those with a more cynical look state that the only reason Disney Channel is doing well is because Creator/CartoonNetwork had entered NetworkDecay with endless reruns of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''[[/note]].ones. It hasn't quite broken out of the GirlShowGhetto, but it looks to be heading that way.
5th Aug '17 5:04:59 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* BrokenBase: The channel has all but abandoned cartoons (with ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' being the only animation series exclusive to the channel). Disney seems to be under the impression only boys watch cartoons, as Disney Channel is less unisex than before and [=XD=] is their male aimed channel ([[PeripheryDemographic even if a large amount of XD viewers are female]]). Disney Channel calls their animation block "Disney [=XD=] on Disney Channel" which only burns people more. Many fans were outraged that the channel, historically known for its great cartoons, was de-evolved into showing mostly live action sitcoms inferior to its cartoons, though few were fine with the cartoons on XD rather than splitting between both channels. Then again, all of this could be possible, because the sitcoms [[CashCowFranchise make the big bucks for the network]], and the cartoons would take up time slots [[AdoredByTheNetwork they'd rather waste on reruns]]. And then there's the abandonment of old programs, animation and sitcom alike, in favor of newer ones that [[FleetingDemographic relate to the current 16-year-old female crowd]] has caused the base to split. Either you hate that old shows were swept under the rug or you love the newer shows and see the first camp as nostalgia blind.

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* BrokenBase: The Before the channel's resurgence in 2017, the channel has had all but abandoned cartoons (with ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' being the only animation series exclusive to the channel). Disney seems seemed to be under the impression only boys watch cartoons, as Disney Channel is was less unisex than before and [=XD=] is became their male aimed channel ([[PeripheryDemographic even if a large amount of XD viewers are female]]). Disney Channel calls called their animation block "Disney [=XD=] on Disney Channel" which only burns burned people more. Many fans were outraged that the channel, historically known for its great cartoons, was de-evolved into showing mostly live action sitcoms inferior to its cartoons, though few were fine with the cartoons on XD rather than splitting between both channels. Then again, all of this could be possible, because the sitcoms [[CashCowFranchise make the big bucks for the network]], and the cartoons would take up time slots [[AdoredByTheNetwork they'd rather waste on reruns]]. And then there's the abandonment of old programs, animation and sitcom alike, in favor of newer ones that [[FleetingDemographic relate to the current 16-year-old female crowd]] has caused the base to split. Either you hate that old shows were swept under the rug or you love the newer shows and see the first camp as nostalgia blind.



** A ''lot'' of the channel's 90s shows had very well-written and catchy introductions, which was a staple of the era across nearly all cartoon-focused channels, especially those made outside the United States like ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', and ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Some of the most notorious examples were ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''....

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** A ''lot'' of the channel's 90s shows had very well-written and catchy introductions, which was a staple of the era across nearly all cartoon-focused channels, especially those made outside the United States like ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[note]]which now plays on Creator/DisneyXD[[/note]], ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', and ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Some of the most notorious examples were ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''....



** Occasionally, an IdolSinger that is being heavily promoted by Disney Channel will cover a classic song from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, which are prone to be stuck in heads for years. Most of these songs (such as [=Jump5's=] SoBadItsGood cover of "Beauty and the Beast"), however, are bubblegum pop covers that play frequently on Radio/RadioDisney, and are panned by critics and older audiences.
* FleetingDemographic: A lot of shows have a limit in seasons that are only extended if the show is either very popular or AdoredByTheNetwork, so as to keep creating new shows that are relevant to the current teen girl trends.

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** Occasionally, an IdolSinger that is being heavily promoted by Disney Channel will cover a classic song from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, which are prone to be stuck in peoples' heads for years. Most of these songs (such as [=Jump5's=] SoBadItsGood cover of "Beauty and the Beast"), however, are bubblegum pop covers that play frequently on Radio/RadioDisney, and are panned by critics and older audiences.
* FleetingDemographic: A lot of shows sitcoms have a limit in seasons that are only extended if the show is either very popular or AdoredByTheNetwork, so as to keep creating new shows that are relevant to the current teen girl trends.



* InternetBackdraft: Though it's not as big as the 2009 Nickelodeon logo change, the 2014 to present day Disney Channel logo caused a lot of salt, most of which come from people who say the new logo is too generic.



* InternetBackdraft: Though it's not as big as the 2009 Nickelodeon logo change, the 2014 to present day Disney Channel logo caused a lot of salt, most of which come from people who say the new logo is too generic.



* NeverLiveItDown: ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' have pretty much tarnished the reputation of Disney Channel, as now people view it as a teenage-girls only channel.

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* NeverLiveItDown: ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' have pretty much tarnished the reputation of Disney Channel, as now people view it as a teenage-girls only channel.channel, even in spite of the channel's resurgence as a family-channel in 2017.
31st Jul '17 12:10:35 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* GirlShowGhetto: Since 2006, Disney Channel's target demographic has been girls between the ages of 10 - 16, and a lot of their shows starting with ''Series/HannahMontana'' are accused of this trope.

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* GirlShowGhetto: Since 2006, Between 2006 and 2017, Disney Channel's target demographic has had been girls between the ages of 10 - 16, and a lot of their shows starting with ''Series/HannahMontana'' are were accused of this trope.


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** Fortunately, Disney Channel is slowly RevisitingTheRoots by adding in more animation (including those based on the Disney Animated Canon), better reviewed sitcoms, a sequel series for ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', and airing reruns of their more popular shows while cancelling the critically panned ones[[note]]though those with a more cynical look state that the only reason Disney Channel is doing well is because Creator/CartoonNetwork had entered NetworkDecay with endless reruns of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''[[/note]]. It hasn't quite broken out of the GirlShowGhetto, but it looks to be heading that way.
28th Jun '17 9:16:57 AM nlpnt
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** Likewise with the new stuff. ''AndiMack'' was something of a feeler and its' ratings and critical success means there'll be more like it...eventually...but there's plenty of HighConcept wackiness that was already in the pipeline still coming.

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** Likewise with the new stuff. ''AndiMack'' was something of a feeler and its' ratings and critical success means there'll be more like it...eventually...but there's plenty of not before more HighConcept wackiness that was already in the pipeline still coming.makes it to air.
28th Jun '17 9:15:54 AM nlpnt
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** Zig-zagged, as reruns of both ''The Suite Life'' and ''Charlie'' have disappeared completely, but luckily, Disney Channel put the much beloved ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' back on demand and on their app.

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** Zig-zagged, as reruns of both ''The Suite Life'' and ''Charlie'' have disappeared completely, but luckily, Disney Channel put the much beloved ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' back on demand and on their app.app.
** Likewise with the new stuff. ''AndiMack'' was something of a feeler and its' ratings and critical success means there'll be more like it...eventually...but there's plenty of HighConcept wackiness that was already in the pipeline still coming.
27th Jun '17 5:44:33 PM nombretomado
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* PeripheryHatedom: The channel's NetworkDecay has granted it a large hatedom among males, and females who were born before 1989 out of frustration for appealing exclusively to tween girls and not releasing their classics onto DVD or Netflix. According to TheOtherWiki, the hatedom has even gone as far as to declare the channel InNameOnly.

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* PeripheryHatedom: The channel's NetworkDecay has granted it a large hatedom among males, and females who were born before 1989 out of frustration for appealing exclusively to tween girls and not releasing their classics onto DVD or Netflix. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the hatedom has even gone as far as to declare the channel InNameOnly.
21st Jun '17 4:57:07 PM Excelsior123
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** The news of a ''That's So Raven'' sequel series has also been getting positive reception as well.

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** The news of a ''That's So Raven'' sequel series has also been getting positive reception as well.well.
** Zig-zagged, as reruns of both ''The Suite Life'' and ''Charlie'' have disappeared completely, but luckily, Disney Channel put the much beloved ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' back on demand and on their app.
21st Jun '17 2:32:03 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* DorkAge: The premier of ''Hannah Montana'' in 2005, and its subsequent AdoredByTheNetwork and FollowTheLeader status, started a major dork age for the channel for the non-teen girl crowd. The debut of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in 2012 marked the end of the dork age for animation, while ''Series/AndiMack'' ended it for sitcoms in 2017, with a sequel series to the much loved ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' giving the future of the channel more promise. The DCOM remains in a dork age, however.

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* DorkAge: The premier premiere of ''Hannah Montana'' in 2005, 2006, and its subsequent AdoredByTheNetwork and FollowTheLeader status, started a major dork age for the channel for the non-teen girl crowd. crowd, with further sitcoms abusing the LaughTrack, having more dull, hokey and mean-spirited humor, a more vapid focus on being famous, and with the lone exceptions of perhaps ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' practically no appeal to those outside of the teen-girl demographic, all while pushing animation out of the way. The debut of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in 2012 marked the end of the dork age for animation, while ''Series/AndiMack'' (and, for some, ''Series/StuckInTheMiddle'') ended it for sitcoms in 2017, with a sequel series to the much loved ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' giving the future of the channel more promise. The DCOM remains [=DCOMs=] remain in a dork age, however.



* WinBackTheCrowd: In 2017, Disney Channel ended some of their most panned sitcoms such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Series/AndiMack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many males, and females born before 2001, due to having no laugh track, mature themes, and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: The premiere of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' during the decay period won over many due to being far more low-concept than other Disney {{Kid Com}}s, while ''Gravity Falls'' pretty much ended Disney Channel's animation decay. In 2017, Disney Channel this trope began in full-force when the network ended some of their most panned sitcoms poorly-reviewed series such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting put more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Series/AndiMack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many males, animation like ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'', and females born before 2001, due to having no laugh track, mature themes, in particular debuting the DarkerAndEdgier and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. LaughTrack-free ''Series/AndiMack''. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received better-received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.
12th Jun '17 3:57:50 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Occasionally, an IdolSinger that is being heavily promoted by Disney Channel will cover a classic song from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, which are prone to be stuck in heads for years. Most of these songs (such as [=Jump5's=] SoBadItsGood cover of "Beauty and the Beast"), however, are bubblegum pop covers that play frequently on Radio/RadioDisney, and are panned by critics and older audiences.
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