It’s Been 20 Years Since Playhouse Disney Launched



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If you recall your 7 year old self falling asleep to Disney Channel after watching episodes of The Proud Family, Kim Possible & more, then you recall waking up for school to the sound of Madeline, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Rolie Polie Olie or Stanley playing on your TV. Playhouse Disney was the early morning programming block for kids ages 3-8 on Disney Channel. It was sort of like an alarm that let you know that it’s time to wake up for school when you heard the theme song to The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which usually came on at 6am PST. Ah, the nostalgic memories of staying up late watching cartoons on Disney Channel only to wake up to even more cartoons. Those were the simpler times.

On May 8th, Playhouse Disney turned 20 years old and I couldn’t feel more old. Sorry if that sounds cliche, but it’s the truth. The shows on Playhouse Disney really made waking up fun. Everything from the theme songs to the characters. Unfortunately Playhouse Disney became Disney Junior in 2011, but I hope the kids of today will have fond memories of it one day. Happy 20th Anniversary Playhouse Disney!