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Disney Channel Disney Channel (originally called The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1997 and commonly shortened to Disney from 1997 to 2002) is an American pay television channel that serves as the Flagship (broadcasting), flagship property of owner Disney Brand ...
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since its launch on April 18, 1983. Until October 1997, films were released under the banner name of Disney Channel Premiere Films; since then, the films are currently released under the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) banner. Most of these films were subsequently released on
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. However, many more entries in the Disney Channel film library were never released in any home video format. Originally, the films were released on DVD months after their Disney Channel premieres, but beginning with ''
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'' in 2009, DVDs for DCOMs have been released one week after their television premieres. Also, although DCOMs have been produced in widescreen HD format since mid-2005, the 2009 release of ''
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'' became the first DCOM to appear in widescreen DVD viewing format. The highest-rated premiere for the banner/brand came in August 2007, when ''
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'' set a record for basic cable with 17.2 million viewers. The second highest-rated premiere is held by '' Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie'', which premiered with 11.4 million viewers. Other major DCOM franchises include ''
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'', '' The Cheetah Girls'', ''Twitches'', '' Halloweentown'', the '' Teen Beach'' films, the '' Zenon'' trilogy, and ''
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holiday weekend of 2016, Disney Channel began to air many older DCOMs in a specialized
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in celebration of its 100th film, ''
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''. Disney Channel broadcast all previous 99 Disney Channel Original Movies that came before it, beginning with the 51 most popular films airing over the four-day weekend, beginning May 27, 2016 and continuing throughout the following month until the June 24 premiere of the aforementioned 100th Disney Channel Original Movie.


Disney Channel Premiere Films

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Disney Channel Original Movies

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Upcoming Disney Channel Original Movies


Notable non-Disney Channel Original Movie films

The following films were not originally premiered under the "Disney Channel Original Movie" label, though they were sometimes later promoted as such: *'' Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars'' (March 26, 2010) *''
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Highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) premieres


Top 10

While ''Descendants 2'', which aired in July 2017, only drew 5.3 million viewers on the Disney Channel, it was simultaneously aired on the American Broadcasting Company, ABC broadcast network (where it drew an average of 2.4 million viewers) and four other cable channels (Disney XD, Freeform (TV channel), Freeform, Lifetime (TV network), Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies) as well, and drew a combined viewership of 8.9 million across all six television networks.


Within a calendar year


See also

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DCOM Official Website


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