Having aired in 1997, the first of the Disney Channel Original movies called Under Wraps tells the story of three twelve year old children who discover a mummy in front of a dead man's house. The most thrilling part of the story is that the mummy awakes on one specific night only and this is the night that the children find him. They are scared at first; the children take a liking to the mummy and hide him in their bedroom. On finding out from their Halloween obsessed friend that the mummy will continue to exist if he isn't put back into his coffin before midnight on All Hallows Eve, the kids decide to help the mummy get back into the coffin that is on display at the museum.
One of the most successful Disney Channel Original movies: Xeon: Girl of the 21st Century is a made for television movie produced by the Disney Channel in 1999. The film is based on the book of the same named that was written by Marilyn Sander and Roger Bolton. The story takes place in the year 2049 and Zenon Kar is a 13 year old girl who lives on a space station with her family and best friend. The girl's behavior makes the station manger mad and he banishes her from the station. When Zeon lands on Earth, she falls in love with a boy and is pleased to learn that this feeling is mutual. After Zenon finds out that the commander was removed from his position, she returns home with a British band and organizes a party.
The Ultimate Christmas Present aired in 2000 and featured two girls named Samantha Kwan and Allie Thompson who make snow in Los Angeles with the help of a weather machine. It is fun for everyone when the snowstorm gets bigger and spreads to the nearby airport because it is powerful. This makes it impossible for Allie's dad to return home. Meanwhile, it is Santa Claus' machine and he finds it with the help of his elves. Trying to get more publicity on television, a weather man tries to steel the weather machine from Santa Clause. One of the most fascinating Disney Channel Original movies, the Ultimate Christmas Present emphasizes that hope, faith, and family are the most important things during the Christmas season.
One of the latest Disney Channel Original movies, High School Musical tells the story of two opposites, Troy and Gabriella who are selected to perform the lead parts in the school musical. Everything begins at a ski resort in Salt Lake City when Gabriella Montez and Troy Bolton are invited to sing Karaoke together. Later, Gabriella and her mother move to New Mexico and Troy's father does too. Both children start school at East High and one day Mrs. Darbus encourages students to perform in the winter musical and both Troy and Gabriella try out for the musical. However, they are confronted by Shapey and Ryan Evans who have always starred in the school's musicals. Troy Bolton is also the captain of the basketball team and the basketball playoffs arte the same day as the tryouts and the team is coached by Troy's father. Therefore, Troy is at a loss. It all depends on which he is going to choose to do.
Following the increased popularity of the Disney Channel Original movies, the company started producing Disney Channel Games that were based on the films.