6. The Thirteenth Year.
The Thirteenth Year told the story of Cody Griffin, your average 12 year old boy. He was popular, a good swimmer, and had a redhead girlfriend, just all around really cool, until he turned the (very old age) of 13. After his 13th birthday, Cody started realizing changes in his body, and I'm not talking about puberty. No, he was turning into a merman. After enlisting the help of the school nerd Jess, Cody learns to deal with his changes and live a dual life of merman and teenage boy. This movie also introduced the world to Kristen Stewart, which latter allowed her to play the awesome role of Bella on Twilight! Yea!
Underwraps was about a group of (really old) 12 year olds who found an ancient mummy who comes to life. Thankfully, the mummy was friendly and just wanted to hang out with the kids. The gang is reluctant at first, but warm up to the idea once they find out they are Harold's only hope to get back into his coffin before midnight on Halloween, a task that must be completed or else Harold will disappear forever. This DCOM had everything I wanted as a kid, action, comedy, superstition, and Adam Wylie.
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If second grade taught me what math was, Smart House taught me what cool was. The DCOM was about your average everyday family, that won a "smart house," a futuristic house in which everything is automated and done for you. The main character was the son of the family, Ben Cooper. At first, everything is going fine and everyone is enjoying the house, that is until Ben realizes his dad is falling in love with the creator of the smart house. Ben doesn't want his dad to "replace" his dead mom, so he makes smart house feel more human with emotions and less computer-esque. The house takes the family hostage eventually but it all works out. The movie also has cest la vie by Bewitched in it (awesome song), and the most amazing party scene ever.
It's so awesome the person who put it on youtube decided to split it into two videos! Thanks! (second one has the line dancing)
Everyone knows Halloweentown, it tells the story of Marnie Piper and her two younger siblings. They are seemingly normal kids, until one day they find out their Grandma, who they only see on Halloween, is a witch! They learn this by secretly following their grandma to a bus, which takes them to Halloweentown: a city where ghouls, shosts, goblins, and witches live! But luckily all these creatures are nice, well all except the evil Kalabar. Kalabar is freezing everyone in Halloweentown, and he even gets Marnie's grandma! There is no one that can stop Kalabar now, except for a group of three kids apporximately aged 8, 11, 13, who just found out they were witches. Luckily it works, because whenever you can put the fate of an entire city in the hands of three little kids who don't know what they're doing, you gotta do it. This DCOM also spawned off 3 sequels.
2. Johnny Tsunami
Johnny Tsunami was one of my favorite all-time DCOMs. It was about Johnny and his family moving from Hawaii to Vermont. Besides the obvious fact Vermont sucks, what sucked even more for Johnny was leaving behind all his friends and family and the ability to surf. There's no oceans in Vermont. Johnny's transition to his new home/school is tough at first, until he discovers snowboarding. He gets a black friend out of it too. The mountain that he "boards" on is divided by snowboarders and skiiers, with each claiming half of the mountain. At the end of the show, Johnny has to race against the school bully (and skier), Bret, to decide the fate of the mountain. Johnny wins and now there is no more division in the mountain, you can ski or board anywhere.
Let me start off by saying Brink was just awesome, friggen awesome. It was about soul skating, putting on those blades and hitting the streets because you loved what you did. Brink was about a kid named Brink, and his skating team. They believed blading was awesome, something to be respected and honored, not abused to make money, like what their rival the xblades did. However due to a twist of faith, Brink's family was in financial trouble, and brink being the awesome skater that he was, was offered a spot on team xblades for the insanely high amount of $200 a week, a figure only most could dream to make back in 1998. After some thought, he decides to accept the position, but hides it from his friends/skate team, because he doesn't want them to know he sold out, though they eventually discover that he is on their team. After ignoring his families financial issues and thinking only of his "rep," Brink quits team xblades, joins back up with his old crew and calls it team suds'n'puffs and defeats Val in the big downhill race to win first place at the Xgames competition. Awesome.