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 property of owner Disney Branded Television, a unit of the Disney General Entertainment Content division of The Walt Disney Company.
Disney Channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, theatrically-released and original made-for-TV movies and select other third-party programming. Disney Channel – which formerly operated as a premium service – originally marketed its programs towards families during the 1980s, and later to younger children by the 2000s. Most of Disney Channel's original programming is aimed at children and young teenagers aged 6 to 14, while its Disney Junior programs are targeted at young children aged two to seven and Disney XD targeting older children aged six to eleven.
As of November 2020, Disney Channel is available to approximately 88 million pay television households in the United States.
20th Century Studios movies that aired on Disney Channel
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
- Home Alone 3
- Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House
- Horton Hears a Who!
- Ice Age
- Ice Age: The Meltdown
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
- Night at the Museum
- Return of the Jedi
- Rio 2
- Star Wars
- The Boss Baby
- The Empire Strikes Back