Disney+ is no stranger to continuing the notable franchises from their parent company, such as Star Wars, Marvel, and “Toy Story”. With the recent success of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” and the recent announcement that there is a revival of the hit Disney Channel series “Phineas and Ferb” in the works. I wanted to look at several Disney Channel and Disney XD series that would benefit from a Disney+ revival, so let’s dive in.
Lab Rats Never Got A Fulfilling Ending:
Let’s start with the series that lit the fuse of many superhero fans, “Lab Rats”. The original series ran for four seasons and followed bionic teenagers Adam, Bree, and Chase Davenport, their stepbrother Leo Dooley (who later becomes bionic), and their Uncle Donald (nicknamed Big D by Leo) and his wife Tasha. “Lab Rats” was a huge rating draw for Disney Channel in the early 2010s and even crossed over with another Disney Channel superhero series called “Might Med” at one point.
After the original “Lab Rats” series came to a close, the series crossed over with “Might Med” for a second time. However, that series was cancelled after one season. “Lab Rats” never got a satisfying ending as the sequel series “Lab Rats Elite Force”, focused on Bree and Chase, who teamed up with Oliver, Kaz, and Skylar from “Might Med” to form a superhero team. Personally, a second season of “Elite Force” could be a nice finale with Bree and Chase reuniting with their brothers Adam and Leo to take on the bad guys introduced in the season one finale before the team splits up and go to college.
Wander Over Yonder Was Cancelled Too Soon:
Created by the famed Craig McCracken of “Powerpuff Girls” fame, “Wander Over Yonder” is an animated Disney XD series that aired from 2013 to 2016 and ran for two seasons. “Wander Over Yonder” follows the titular Wonder and his best friend Sylvia as he travels the galaxy helping people while foiling Lord Hater’s evil plans. “Wander Over Yonder” only ran for two seasons, and like many animated Disney XD shows from the 2010s, the series met an untimely end despite having so many more stories to tell. If Disney+ is going to continue to revisit Disney Channel shows, hopefully “Wander Over Yonder” is one that Disney+ will revisit.
Tron Uprising Needs To Make A Comeback:
“Tron Uprising” is a tragic case regarding the series’ lifespan. The series only ran for one season between 2012 and 2013. “Tron” is a franchise that Disney seems to struggle to keep relevant, however with a third “Tron” movie in development, reviving “Tron Uprising” could be a smart way to increase the awareness of the “Tron” franchise to see if it would be worth investing more into “Tron” as a franchise.
Milo Murphy’s Law Deserves Another Season:
Another show set in the same world as “Phineas and Ferb” and created by Dan Povenmire, “Milo Murphy’s Law”, follows the titular Milo Murphy, who has to deal with Murphy’s Law, a law around bad luck. “Milo Murphy’s Law” only ran for two seasons, and despite a crossover with “Phineas and Ferb”, “Milo Murphy’s Law” was not as successful and was cancelled after two seasons. With Disney renewing their deal with Dan Povenmire, it makes sense that Disney could revive “Milo Murphy’s Law” especially as the “Danville Cinematic Universe” continues with “Hamster and Gretal” and the “Phineas and Ferb” revival.
The Owl House Could Have Been A Huge Franchise:
Looking at another animated Disney Channel series that ended too soon, “The Owl House”. An animated series that follows a young witch in training by the name of “Luz” as she does everything in her power to become a fully-fledged witch. “The Owl House” ran for three seasons (technically, season three was made up of three forty-five-minute specials). However, if enough people within “The Owl House” fandom pushes Disney enough “, The Owl House” could return with an extended season four via Disney+.
As Disney looks to turn Disney+ into a profitable endeavour, they need more IP, which is not only beloved but also known by Disney fans across the world. Disney has been deciding to continue and reboot many popular franchises. This list of titles is something I wanted to put together to highlight some of the Disney Channel series that I think Disney should revive for Disney+ after the revival of “Phineas and Ferb”,
What Do You Think? What Disney Channel Shows Do You Want To See Revived?
Ethan is an autistic, type one diabetic, Disney fan who grew up with properties like Iron Man, The Lion King, Aladdin and Toy Story. Ethan wants to someday get his own books/films/TV shows made to inspire those with disabilities to be themselves, but for now, Ethan covers his opinions on Disney, their content and how Disney+ can improve.