Bring Back Disney Channel Classics

Bring Back Disney Channel Classics

If you’re currently in your 20s or 30s, you know that the TV shows of your childhood are nothing like the TV of today. Thanks in part to an earnest social networking fanbase, on July 25th, Teen Nick debuted The ’90s Are All That, a two-hour weeknight programming block featuring a rotating lineup of some of the most popular Nickelodeon shows from the ’90s.

Currently, the TV block includes episodes of All That, Kenan and Kel, Clarissa Explains It All, and Doug. The ’90s Are All That website has even more to offer with a rotating lineup of clips and episodes of Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey Arnold, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, CatDog, Ren & Stimpy, and more! Website fans can chat, view media, vote in polls, and enter sweepstakes to win ’90s-era products! Remember GAK, anyone?

As one of the millions of former kids who grew up watching these classic Nickelodeon shows in a regular afternoon lineup, I think the late night programming block is fantastic. Now the kids of the 21st Century can see the best of what the ’90s had to offer, and they’ll have to agree that the ’90s were indeed All That. If the Disney Channel were to follow Teen Nick’s example and bring back some of their own ’90s hits, then I, and millions of other 20-something-year-olds, would be in absolute nostalgia heaven.

When I was growing up, the Disney Channel was a premium pay channel that hadn’t become a part of standard cable packages in my city. My Disney Channel exposure was limited to the one week a year that the Disney Channel became free for non-subscribers as a way to attract new customers. My parents refused to subscribe, but my Dad recorded several tapes of Disney episodes during the promotional weeks, and I sustained myself on the same handful of episodes, watching them over and over again, until he could record another batch.

By the time I was in high school, the Disney Channel had finally joined standard cable, and every weekday afternoon, I’d happily watch episodes of Pepper Ann, Recess, The Famous Jett Jackson, and later, Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, and That’s So Raven.

I’m not the only one who misses the Disney Channel original series of the ’90s. There are several Facebook groups dedicated to bringing back the best of the ’90s era Disney, including I Want My ’90s Disney Channel Shows Back! and If Teen Nick Can Bring Back ’90s Shows, Then So Should Disney.

And now, I propose my own retro Disney Channel ’90s lineup! It’s a mix of some of my favorite live action and animated series – ten hours of quality programming every day!

Morning Block:
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
87 episodes
Adventures in Wonderland
100 episodes
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
65 episodes
The Little Mermaid
31 episodes
Donald’s Quack Attack
64 episodes
Afternoon Lineup:
65 episodes
Pepper Ann
65 episodes
65 episodes
86 episodes
Duck Tales
100 episodes
Prime Time Schedule:
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
65 episodes
Darkwing Duck
91 episodes
78 episodes
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show
66 episodes
The Famous Jett Jackson
65 episodes
Late Night Programming:
So Weird
65 episodes
Quack Pack
39 episodes
Timon & Pumbaa
85 episodes
65 episodes
The Mighty Ducks
26 episodes

32 Responses to “Bring Back Disney Channel Classics”

  1. Ally says:

    I miss The Gummi Bears, I’d love if my kids could watch it on tv or if Disney would keep manufacturing all of the seasons on DVD, I know a lot of people feel the same

  2. Todd says:

    I miss all the old school classic Disney cartoons along with DTV and the awesome shows from the late 80’s and early 90’s with Duck Tales, Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop. I would love to see all these shows along with others I have seen from other people back on TV

  3. Mike says:

    I have been looking for The Saga of Andy Burdette for a long time and The Adventures ofZorro with Guy Williams. Please assist me.

  4. EspioMtirkoking99 says:

    Disney, please fire Ben Sherwood and give back Toon Disney only that the original fans of Toon Disney brought back Toon Disney by themselves when they have to become new bosses at Disney-ABC TV Network, Before Toon Disney returns, Disney XD has to air reruns of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season One and Wolverine And The X-Men.

  5. Judy says:

    I would like A classic Disney channel that not only focused on 90’s but futher back “The wonderful world of Disney were Disney himself was on it, old cartoons like Silly Symponys and others Movies like the Orginal “That Darn cat” Old Disney has A lot to offer and needs to be offered for all. It would be sad we forgot the past and only focused on the future.

  6. Ravi Chani says:

    Plz bring back some 90s shows like Aladdin, Duck tales, tales pin and most of ultimate cartoons by Disney atlest 2 hrs in a week. IT would be really appreciable by 90’s childhood peoples.

  7. sandra says:


    Having a Disney classic channel would be awesome. I loved the shows they viewed when i was growing up. Bring back gargoyles

  8. Hal says:

    Please Please Please bring back the old shows. I cannot stand the new shows. There is bound to be a time slot that these shows would fit.

  9. jorge says:

    los clasicos de disney con los que crecio mi generacion en la decada de los 60, es lo que debe traer de vuelta Disney`, series como daniel boone, el zorro, etc.
    Bellos recuerdos que ¿acaso nunca mas volveran a verse?
    Yo no tendria ningun problema por pagar este canal…

  10. Kennedy Williams says:

    Can Disney Channel bring back The All New Mickey Mouse Club back in the 90’s back? I wasn’t born in the 90’s or anything, it’s just I’ve heard of that show and I want to see that.

  11. Mel says:

    When I say Disney classics I am talking about the original mickey mouse club, the hardy boys, spin and marty, and other shows of that time period, that is what Disney needs to bring back!!!

  12. Reece pierce says:

    Can you please put back buzz lightyear of star command back on Disney channel now please I beg!!!!!!

  13. reece pierce says:

    Bring it back forever and toon disney on air like buzz lightyear of star command and his daughter jill lightyear work with him all cartoons come back from 2000’s like come back on their 31st anniversary and we vote what toon first to watch and do a Marathon on showw big day i vote buzz lightyear of star command so in 2014 we vote toon disney and i say i hope i win

  14. Oscar says:

    I want to win please

  15. betsy says:

    please bring em all back!!!!! foreverrrr!

  16. betsy says:

    Please please bring em all back, I miss all the great shows and movies!!!! I would love love to watch them all again!!!!!!!!! forever!!!!

  17. Pamela says:

    If you miss Classic Disney Animation on television, please take a moment to read and sign my online petition to bring back these wonderful programs to the Disney Channel:

  18. Sabrina says:

    does anyone know show has blue people that were space or something like that?

  19. kyla says:

    Don,t ever take away Shake It Up!!!! Love cece and rocky!!!!!

  20. audrey says:

    yes because i love ” Honey I shrunk the kids!”

  21. Chloe says:

    I totally agree! I’m 13 but I still remember a lot of these shows like Recess and Pepper Ann. I don’t like all of these new shows like Jessie and Pair Of Kings and Shake it Up. I miss Lizzie McGuire sooo much I named my d

  22. Karen says:

    Yes, Disney should make a Classic Disney channel if they aren’t going to change their crummy current programming. I loved the Disney Programming up until the late 90’s/early2000’s. If they made a classic Disney Channel they could show as far back as the 50’s Disney programming, wonderful world of color etc. all the way through shows like Avonlea and Gummy Bears, etc. I have small children myself now and would love programming I could enjoy with them! How can we get Disney to do this?

  23. Dylan says:

    Classic Disney shows, channels, and blocks were, along with CN blocks and toonami, were some of the greatest moments of television history. Toon Disney and Toonami were the greatest. Disney XD is okay but it should have not replaced toon disney. Also what is up with almost all of the disney shows having only 65 episodes?

    Disney and CN were both great before 2007.

  24. Allyson says:

    Hate My Baby-sitter’s a Vampire. And Phineas and Ferb. I basically don’t like the new shows very much, but I do like Shake it up, that’s the only show I enjoy. But I admit it’s dumb at times. I miss Toon Disney alot 🙁 I miss Big Movie Shows. I’m 13, and out of that list I’ve only seen Timon and Pumba, Little Mermaid, Recess, Aladdin, Gargoyles, Chip and Dale, and TaleSpin. I like things a little newer than those, like Lizzie McGuire, That So Raven, Kim Possible, American Dragon, Even Stevens, and Phil of the Future. I was really young, but I still remember most of those shows. I would watch them with my older sister (20). I was glad Teen Nick decided to do 90’s are All That, because I hope Disney will decide to do it with their shows too….we need to have a petition or something. Seriously lol. Watching these shows on youtube is getting old..( what i can find of them, anyway.)

  25. david b conway says:

    dear bloging disney bring back disney channel classic web site , hi my name is david conway and my comments to here is that i do love this issue my self as well , and i do feel bad that we do,nt have the classic channel just for the disney channel , as well , just if it,s was me i love to see 1980,s to 1990,s and the the year of 2009 the old disney xd / cancellation tv show,s on one channel / just like this tv shows like jett jackson and aaron stone , and the wizards of waverly place and many more tv show,s just like davy crocket , and dannel boone , love david b conway

  26. Gabe says:

    you forgot lizzie yeah i know not 90s but that show launched disney into the empire it is today

  27. Sonia says:

    Is there any websites where we can watch these shows? Besides YouTube………

  28. Sonia says:

    Plz Disney bring back these classics……I miss my shows that I grew up watching……and I am sure that the kids today will enjoy them to…….also u forgot goof troop!!!!!

  29. M!CK says:

    You forgot to add FAST FORWARD, BABYSITTERS CLUB, MICKEY MOUSE CLUB, and the original Disney Channel Movies like NOT QUITE HUMAN, NOT QUITE HUMAN II, STILL NOT QUITE HUMAN, etc. into the schedule. Also, they should air the ORIGINAL BUMPERS to go along with the original programming. i.e. the HOT DAYS, COOL NIGHTS theme, TRIPLE FEATURE FRIDAY, BONUS THURSDAY, TOONiN TUESDAY, etc. And don’t narrow it to just the ’90s, go as far back into the early ’80s and broadcast the likes of WELCOME TO POOH CORNER, UNDER THE UMBRELLA TREE and KIDS INCORPORATED. If you follow this formula, you will surely have high ratings. Rename DISNEY CHANNEL XD to DISNEY CHANNEL CLASSICS. After all, the Disney Channel was really the first network for KIDS AND FAMILIES. Nickelodeon started out as a local station in Ohio called Pinwheel, while the Disney Channel was a National broadcast from the very start.

  30. Austin says:

    But keep phineas and ferb on Disney channel and cancel Disney xd too and put back on toon Disney now ! Oh also can you put back kids as PBS kids are you part of PBS ? And put back Doug

  31. Austin says:

    Also can you put back the adventers of winnie the pooh and the little mermaid and aladdin on Disney channel in the morning and after supper at 7:00 and 8:00 pm at night

  32. Austin says:

    Can you put back pepper Ann back on Disney channel now !

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