Over 50 Disney Channel stars from around the globe convened at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for The Disney Channel Games, featuring comedic relay races, grand scale obstacle courses and all-out fun challenges, to be presented in five special half-hour telecasts each week. Hosted by funny-man Brian Stepanek ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"), the games are comedic, colorful and larger than life but the competition is real and the young competitors are determined to win the prize -- the Disney Channel Games Cup. The special telecasts are highlighted by a post-Games concert featuring performances by Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, The Cheetah Girls, Demi Lovato and Jordan Pruitt. The specials will be presented on 27 Disney Channels worldwide with local Disney Channel stars hosting their country's telecasts. The event benefits four children's charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, UNICEF and Boys & Girls Club of America.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Disney Channel Games - Disney Channel Games - Netflix
Disney Channel Games are a Battle of the Network Stars-based annual television series that aired on the Disney Channel during the summer from 2006 to 2008. Phill Lewis was the co-host of the first two editions in 2006 and 2007, and Brian Stepanek hosted all three editions, with various stars from Disney Channel television series competing for charity as team-based contestants. The Games were filmed at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando. Disney Channel Games were not aired after 2008, but a similar series called Disney's Friends for Change Games aired in 2011.
The Disney Channel Games - Series overview - Netflix
The Disney Channel Games began as a series of shorts that aired during summer 2006. A second edition followed in summer 2007, with the final edition of the series airing in summer 2008. A Disney spokesperson confirmed in February 2009 that the Disney Channel Games would not be held that year due to actor availability and Disney's “focusing on the launch of a new pro-social initiative with Disney Channel and Disney XD stars”. The result was Disney's Friends for Change initiative. The series also did not air in 2010.
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