To select the 10 best Disney Channel shows was a massive task for our Life Daily team
The sheer volume of material that this channel has aired, since it started in April 1983, is probably greater than that of any other company.
They divide their programs into eight basic categories:
- Animated series
- Situation comedies/comedy-drama series
- Drama series
- Reality series
- Game shows
- Variety programs
- Mini-series and specials
- Short series
In order to help us sort out this wealth of material, we turned to the highly respected Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
IMDb is recognized as a popular and authoritative source for movie and TV content. Their star rating system is highly regarded in entertainment circles. All grades are out of 10 points.
This forms the basis for our Life Daily selection of the 10 best Disney Channel shows. Now, you can browse the list, and it will only take a few moments of your time
We would like to point out that although these shows were first produced some years ago, they are constantly re-run, and have stood the test of time, as the ratings prove.
Here is our top 10 list:
1. Phineas and Ferb (2007 TV Series) Star rating: 7.3
This is an animated comedy about two stepbrothers who find inventive things to do on each day of their summer.
Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire
2. Little Einsteins (2005 TV Series) Star rating: 6.7
An animated educational preschool television series on Disney Junior.
Stars: Poppy Lee Friar, Piers Stubbs, Erica Huang, Aiden Pompey
3. Kim Possible (2002 TV Series) Star rating: 6.6
Perilous and comic adventures of a teenage female hero for hire, who must deal with villainous masterminds as well as her own personal teen issues
Stars: Christy Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry
4. Lilo & Stitch (2002 Film) Star rating: 7.0
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually an notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.
Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers
5. The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989 TV Series) Star rating: 6.9
Essentially a variety show for children, with such regular features as a newsreel, a cartoon, and a serial, as well as music, talent and comedy segments.
Stars: Tiffini Hale, Chasen Hampton, Josh Ackerman, Lindsey Alley
6. Boy Meets World (1993 TV Series) Star rating: 7.8
Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school. (30 mins.)
Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle
7. Fraggle Rock (1983 TV Series) Star rating: 7.8
The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.
Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire
8. The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series) Star rating: 8.5
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Kermit the Frog
9. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988 TV Series) Star rating; 7.5
Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell
10. DuckTales (1987 TV Series) Star rating: 8.0
Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey & Louie find themselves in all sorts of adventures on this animated cartoon series.
Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann
So this is our selection. We know that many of your children are hooked on Disney, and they might wonder how come we didn’t include the wildly popular show called ‘Hanna Montana’? Well, sorry to say that she only managed a star rating of 3.7.
Just not good enough for her to qualify for our 10 best Disney Channel shows!
And what do you feel about the list? Did it include any of your favorites? Are there any shows you think we should have included? Just let us know in the comments feed below.