It’s no secret that the new edition of the Disney Channel is completely different from what the world is used to. We all know that Disney has changed over the years, but was it for the better is the question some seem to ask. Old school Disney had shows such as Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, The Proud Family, and many more legendary shows. Today’s Disney has shows such as Bunk’d, Raven’s Home, Disney Fam Jam, and High School Musical: the Musical. Some shows are reboots of others, and not to knock the new additions, but old Disney is still unique, addictive, and winning. It always will be.
All throughout my childhood, I have been drawn to these older Disney shows and movies. My personal favorites are The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, and That’s So Raven. So much so that whenever I would see a shooting star, I always wished to be Hannah Montana. The old Disney was always keeping us fans on the edge of our seats, no matter what. Season finales were a must-see and premieres were anxiously anticipated.
Nowadays, Disney shows and movies are trying too hard to be like the originals. Honestly, I don’t see the point in the reboots. I think new Disney would be better reviewed if it included shows and movies that could stand on their own two feet instead of leaning on the shoulder of their predecessors.
New Disney has had some good shows, don’t get me wrong. Jessie, Girl Meets World, even kids shows such as Fancy Nancy and Doc Mcstuffins. Disney would have been better off if they didn’t look to expand views and money, but instead, focused on the entertainment and longevity of the shows. New Disney isn’t attention-grabbing or honestly long-lasting, which is why so many of the shows have already been canceled. Some were canceled as early as the first season or even before being aired. Views would be higher if there was more originality. I have watched and analyzed the reboots and second comings to the older shows and they lack originality in the sets and even the jokes.
Am I asking that you stop watching or stop your children from watching new Disney? Absolutely not. I am saying that no matter how much new Disney you watch, it will never be better than old school Disney. It just does not get any better than that.