2000s Disney shows were probably the best and most religiously followed shows. Let us acquaint you with some of them and revive our forgotten childhood.
Gone are the days when we would come back from school and immediately switch on our televisions to watch our favorite Disney TV shows. Disney catered to all of our needs, from animated shows to teen dramas and lighthearted family shows. Whether watching our favorite teen icon, Hannah Montana, switch identities or our in-house wizard, Alex, aka Selena Gomez, teleporting herself into trouble, every 2000s Disney show had some serious cult followings on its own.
A List Of The Best 2000s Disney Shows To Kick In The Nostalgia!
We would love to be glued to our TV screens again, but that’s not how life works. But watching these early 2000s Disney shows could surely leave us feeling nostalgic and loved. Let us get into it and relive our carefree days again.
Disney helped us escape reality to delve into the perfect imaginary world of animated and relatable characters. So, let us get into childhood memories and relive the nostalgia without taking much of our time.
#1 Hannah Montana (2006-2011)
Every teen girl in the 2000s dreamed of having a mysterious yet adventurous life like that of Hannah Montana (2006-2011). Her revolving wardrobe and huge collection of wigs and shoes were enough to make a grown woman cry. The one who we now know as the rebellious Miley Cyrus was an on-screen rocking teenage pop star, Hannah Montana.
All of us might be great singers inside our bathrooms, but Miley Cyrus had the capability to rock your world with her high-pitched music. Hannah Montana goes about the life of a 14-year-old sheltered pop star who lives a double life. She is a normal teenager at home and school who struggles to juggle her daily life between her family and friends. But in front of the audience, she is this heartthrob singer who has a massive fan following, which includes her naive best friends who don’t know anything about her not-so ‘little’ secret. The four seasons take us through the ups and downs of her life and her journey toward living as a free-spirited adult.
|Creator||Barry O’Brien, Michael Poryes, Rich Cornell|
|Duration per Episode||22-25 minutes|
|No. of Seasons||4|
|Cast||Mitchel Musso, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Moises Arias|
|Opening Theme||“The Best Of Both Worlds”|
|Release Date||March 24, 2006|
#2 Wizards Of Waverly Place (2007-2012)
Wizards Of Waverly Place (2007-2012) establishes Selena Gomez as a household name. Her cute looks and ‘wizardry’ amused the audience. A 15-year-old Selena Gomez played the role of Alex, a wizard in training who always ends up getting herself in some kind of trouble with her magic.
The story of the series revolves around the life of a normal family hiding a big secret from the world. In the eyes of the world, they own a sandwich shop that is designed to look like a subway station. But behind closed doors, the Russo family has three children who are currently wizards in training. Their father, Jerry Russo, is a master of his craft and wants the same success for his children. However, after marrying a mortal, Theresa, all his powers were replenished.
All three siblings are supposed to compete with each other in order to determine the sole heir to the wizardry powers. So, the show takes us through the struggle, hardships, rivalry, love, and affection that the family overcomes through the passing years.
|Creator||Todd J. Greenwald|
|Genre||Fantasy, Teen Sitcom|
|No. of Seasons||4|
|Cast||Maria Canals-Barrera, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Stone, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, David DeLuise|
|Opening Theme||“Everything Is Not What It Seems” by Selena Gomez|
|Release Date||October 12, 2007|
#3 The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody (2005-2008)
The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody (2005-2008) saw the rise of the Sprouse brothers. Two is always better than one, and that was proved by the identical twins Dylan and Cole. The duo establishes themselves as the favorite teen actors with good looks and impeccable comic timing.
The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, as the title suggests, takes us through the life of two brothers who live in a five-star hotel. Yes! Live!. Boston’s Tipton Hotel serves as a parody premise for the Hilton Hotel Group. Zack and Cody’s mother is a singer who often performs at the hotel lounge or private functions. So, she needs to be available for her job at all times, hence, making the hotel her only home.
The show takes us through the life of various teenage characters, including the hotel owner’s bratty daughter, London Tipton, and the candy shop girl Maddie Fitzpatrick, along with the hotel manager, Mr. Marian Mosby, who is fed up with the notorious twin boys.
|Creator||Jim Geoghan, Danny Kallis|
|No. of Seasons||3|
|Cast||Kim Rhodes, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Ashley Tisdale, Phill Lewis, Brenda Song|
|Opening Theme||Here I Am by The Drew Davis Band and Loren Davis|
|Release Date||March 18, 2005|
#4 The Suite Of Zack And Cody On Deck (2008-2011)
The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody On Deck (2008-2011) follows the life of the notorious identical twins through a new setting. This time, they checked out of the hotel and boarded the SS Tipton. This show is a spin-off of the original 2000s Disney show.
Unlike many cruise ships, The SS Tipton has a full-fledged school on its premises called the Seven Seas High School. This school focuses on practical and worldly knowledge. Seven Seas Highschool offers its students the opportunity to travel to different countries like India, Greece, France, and Italy to help the explore different traditions, cultures, and experiences. This spin-off sees the addition of a new character Bailey Pickett, played by Debby Ryan, Alas! It seems like we cannot afford this school in our wildest dreams.
|Creator||Jim Geoghan, Danny Kallis|
|No. of Seasons||3|
|Cast||Phill Lewis, Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Cole Sprouse, Doc Shaw, Dylan Sprouse|
|Opening Theme||“Living’ the Suite Life” By Steve Rushton|
|Release Date||September, 26,2008|
#5 Sonny With A Chance (2009-2011)
Before Demo Lovato was a successful singer, we saw her star in the role of the bubbly Sonny Monroe. Sonny With A Chance (2009-2011) became the first-ever series in the history of Disney to be shot and aired in high-definition.
Sonny With A Chance was among the only three shows by Disney which had the show within a show format. This series revolves around the life of the titular character, Sonny Monroe, who has been cast as a member of her favorite TV show, So Random! Sonny With A Chance takes us through the ups and downs of her life, as she struggles to manage her personal and professional relationships.
|No. of Seasons||2|
|Cast||Allisyn Ashley Arm, Demi Lavato, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith, Tiffany Thornton, Doug Brochu, Sterling Knight|
|Opening Theme||“So Far, So Great” by Demi Lovato|
|Release Date||February 8, 2009|
#6 That’s So Raven (2003-2007)
You have missed out on a lot in your childhood if you skipped watching That’s So Raven (2003-2007). The unmissable humor and sarcasm of the show are the crux of our personalities as adults.
The Disney TV show of the 2000s, That’s So Raven, centers on the life of the titular character Raven Baxter, who secretly possesses psychedelic abilities. Her deja vu or ‘visions’ often land her in absurd circumstances, where she ends up making a mess. She tries to do everything in her power to prevent her family and friends from getting hurt, but her good endeavor often turns sideways, leaving her as the central troublemaker. Her absurd yet interesting fashion disguises make up the show’s main focus. The series follows Raven through a journey of self-discovery and struggle, with a lot of silly and humorous instances.
|No. of Seasons||4|
|Cast||Rondell Sheridan, Raven Symone, Kyle Massey, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, T’Keyah Crystal Keymap|
|Opening Theme||‘That’s So Raven” by Orlando Brown, Raven Symone, Rondell Sheridan, Anneliese van der pol|
|Release Date||23 minutes|
#7 Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004)
A Disney Channel original, Lizzie McGuire (2002-2004), had been in the news for the past few months. It was rumored that the show might get a reboot after all these years, but your thigh hopes stand canceled, as the reboot idea was scrapped by the production recently.
Lizzie McGuire uses the stream of consciousness to showcase the inner thoughts of the titular character. She uses an animated spoof of herself to address the issues of her personal and social life. The 13-year-old Lizzie McGuire is a person who always finds herself in the most unforeseeable circumstances. The series takes us through Lizzie’s personal growth from an adolescent to an adult while dealing with the daily menaces of life.
|No. of Seasons||2|
|Cast||Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Lalaine|
|Opening Theme||“Lizzie McGuire Theme” and instrumental|
|Release Date||January 12, 2001|
#8 Jonas (2009-2010)
We thank go every day because we are lucky enough to breathe the same air as the Jonas brothers. Jonas (2009-2010) was the first-ever original show by Disney Channel and also the one to be premiered on a Saturday night.
After appearing in previous Disney Channel production, including Hannah Montana and Camp Rock, the Jonas brothers bagged themselves a show with their good looks and amazing acting, In Jonas, the trio plays the role of disguised government secret agents, working for the Junior Operatives Network as Spies aka JONAS.
To maintain this top secrecy, the brothers have to hide their identity behind their profession. They even need to hide this secret from their parents, who often catch them under awkward circumstances. In short, the show is a lighthearted spy thriller with great music and hot band members.
|Creator||Roger S H Schulman, Michael Curtis|
|Genre||Teen Sitcom, Musical|
|No. of Seasons||2|
|Cast||Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Chelsea Staub, Nicole Anderson, Demi Lovato|
|Opening Theme||“Live To Party” by Jonas Brothers|
|Release Date||May 2, 2009|
More 2000s Disney Shows To Watch When You Are Feeling Nostalgic!
If you enjoyed the shows mentioned above, you will also love to explore more of the 2000s Disney shows that will make for a nostalgic watch for sure. Even though most of the 2000s Disney shows were catered toward younger audiences, most adult viewers also find the content relatable and engaging.
So here are some more 2000s Disney shows to add to your watchlist.
|Shows||Creator||Seasons||Cast / Voice|
|Phineas and Ferb||Jeff “Swampy” Marsh||4||Thomas Sangster, Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Dee Bradley Baker, Bobby Gaylor, Richard O’Brien|
|In A Heartbeat||Patricia Green, Steve Reiss, Jon Felson||1||Shawn Ashmore, Reagan Pasternak, Lauren Collins, Jackie Rosenbaum, Christopher Ralph, Danso Gordon|
|Bug Juice||J. Rupert Thompson, Douglas Ross||4||Rhett Bachner, Stephanie Etkin, Caitlin Welby, Malik Sollas, Hassan A Omar, Asa Korsen, Luna Hammond|
|The Famous Jett Jackson||Frascaswell Hyman||3||Lee Thompson, Ryan Sommers Baum, Kerry Duff, Gordon Greene, Montrose Hagins, Melaine Nicholls King|
|American Dragon||Jeff Goode||2||Dante Basco, Keone Young, John DiMaggio, Charlie Finn, Jeff Bennett, Lauren Tom, Mae Whitman, Kittie, Charlie Finn|
|Mike’s Super Short Show||Art Spigel||5||Alyson Stoner, Mike Johnson, Sabrina Bryan|
|Shorty McShorts’ Shorts||John Solomon, Barry Blumberg||2||Various Voice actors|
|Kim Possible||Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley||4||Christy Carlson Romano, Nancy Cartwright, The Mowry, Jean Smart, John DiMaggio, Nicole Sullivan, Tom Kane, Earl Boen|
|Naturally, Sadie||Barbara Weichnmann||3||Justin Bradley, Jasmine Richards, Charlotte Arnold, Michael D’ Ascenzo|
|Lilo & Stitch||Chris Sanders, Deam De Bois||2||Chris Sanders, Kevin McDonald, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen, Lilian Murphy|
|Cory In The House||Dennis Rinsler, Marc Warren||2||Kyle Massey, Rondell Sheridan, Jason Dolley, Madison Pettis, Maira Walsh, John D’Aquino|
|Totally In Tune||Douglas Ross Greg, Stewart J Rupert||1||_|
|Zeke and Luther||Matt Dearborn, Tom Burkhard||3||Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Daniel Curtis Lee, Ryan Newman|
|Totally Hoops||Douglas Ross, J Rupert Thompson||1||Ashley Brown, Michele DeVault, Lauren Bahun, Shelby Georges, Lindsey Goldsberry, Ashley Burtsfield, Steve Douglas, Kristen Shenk|
|Totally Circus||Circus Smirkus||1||Ozzie Henchel, Case Conover, Ian Caldwell, Dylan Fuller, Ben Reynolds, Jacob Skeffington, Hyla Gayer, Olivia Oller|
|JoJo’s Circus||3||Diana Peressini, Madeliene Martin, Julie Lemieux, Austin Di Lulio, Jayne Eastwood, Cole Captain|
|Movie Surfers||Frank Berin, Danny Salles, Rupert Thompson||16||Jiada Benjamin, Taryn Brooks, Yosef Galindo, Saynee Yuan, Bridger Zadina, Gilliland Jones, Brooke Mackenzie|
|Boy Meets World||Michael Jacobs||7||Danielle Fishel, Ben Savage, Maitland Ward, Rider Strong, Mathew Lawrence, Will Friedle|
|The Jersey||Thomas W Lynch, Barry Gurstein, David Pitlik||3||Michael Galeota, Courtnee Draper, Jermaine Williams, Theo Greenly, Anna Newman, Vance Yudell, Michael Bofshever|
|Girl Meets World||Michael Jacobs, April Kelly||3||Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, Danielle Fishel, Peyton Meyer, Corey Fogelmanis|
|Recess||Paul Germain, Joe Ansolabehere||10||Randall Weems, Pamela Adlon, Jason Davis, Ross Making, Andrew Lawrence|
|The Proud Family||Bruce W Smith||3||Jo Marie Payton, Kyla Pratt, Karen Malina White, Tommy Davidson, Alisa Reyes|
|The Replacements||Dan Santat||2||Daran Norris, Tara Strong, Nancy Cartwright, Jeff Bennett, Grey DeLisle, Kath Soucie|
|Brady & Mr. Whiskers||Russell Marcus||2||Charlie Adler, Kaley Cuoco, Dee Bradley, Alanna Ubach, Tom Kenny, Sherri Shepherd|
20 Adult Sitcoms That Are Worth Exploring!
There are multiple must-watch Disney Shows that have been explored above. However, most of the shows are meant to entertain younger audiences, even though they can be somewhat fun for adults as well.
But if you want to explore something beyond the typical teenage Disney storylines, you will for sure love to explore these exciting adult sitcoms. So here are 20 adult sitcoms that will make for a perfect watch.
|Title||Season(s)||IMDb Rating||Director/ Creator|
|The Big Bang Theory (2007)||Twelve||8.2||Mark Cendrowski|
|Two and a Half Men (2003)||Twelve||7.1||Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn|
|Friends (1994)||Ten||8.9||David Crane, Marta Kauffman|
|Young Sheldon (2017)||Six||7.5||Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro|
|Sex and the City (1998)||Six||7.3||Darren Star|
|Rick and Morty (2013)||Six||9.2||Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon|
|Seinfeld (1989)||Nine||8.9||Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld|
|Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)||Four||7.6||Tina Fey, Robert Carlock|
|BoJack Horseman (2014)||Six||8.8||Raphael Bob-Waksberg|
|Love (2016)||Three||7.7||Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Paul Rust|
|Ted Lasso (2020)||Two||8.8||Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly|
|Gilmore Girls (2000)||Seven||8.2||Amy Sherman-Palladino|
|Gossip Girl (2007)||Six||7.5||Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage|
|The Vampire Diaries (2009)||Eight||7.7||Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec|
|Shameless (2011)||Eleven||8.6||Paul Abbott|
|Suits (2011)||Nine||8.5||Aaron Korsh|
|Orange Is the New Black (2013)||Seven||8.1||Jenji Kohan|
|Jane The Virgin (2014)||Five||7.9||Jennie Snyder Urman|
|The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)||Four||8.7||Amy Sherman-Palladino|
|Cobra Kai (2018)||Five||8.5||Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg|
Disney has a wide range of shows starting from family sitcoms, teen sitcoms, comedies, musicals, and animated originals. All of them are loved equally by dedicated fans of different genres.
We hope you love our list of 2000s Disney shows which will surely transport you to a better and more beautiful time.