Trivia / 16 Wishes

  • Direct-to-DVD: Was originally slated to be strictly this, but a combination of Debby Ryan signing on as the lead (which lead to) Disney Channel exces being suitably impressed with the script gave it official Disney backing and a premiere on the network. This explains why it has a different "look" and "feel" compared to other DCOMs of the time and the absence of obvious breaks for commercials.
  • Star-Making Role: For Debby Ryan, arguably even moreso than her being on Suite Life on Deck.