The beginning of an era
Fact. All the late 90s kids and early 2000s kids are now college students or graduates looking for jobs. If you are one of them, I would like to raise a toast to you. We are all on the path of suffering from climate change, student loans and the unforgiving march of time. Fortunately, history repeats itself or in this case renews itself in subtle ways for us to enjoy or make us feel old. Either way, here’s a little trip down memory lane.
None of you can deny that the 2000s was the golden age of Disney Channel. Hannah Montana, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place and That’s So Raven. Forgive me if I have left out all of your other favorites, but Brenda Song is back on Disney Channel with Amphibia! Say what you will, she’s London Tipton to us and boy are we glad to see her again! Not to mention her former co-star Cole Sprouse is back on television, but he goes by Jughead now in CW’s popular Riverdale.
Also, we get Raven’s Home 10 years after the much loved That’s So Raven ended. Let’s not forget Miley Cyrus has been sporting Hannah Montana hair recently, at the Endgame premiere as well. That’s the closest we’re getting to a spin-off or sequel considering she’s already a global pop-star. And we cannot ignore that this year marked the return of The Jonas Brothers with their No. 1 single “Sucker”.
Child Stars to Chart-Toppers
It may come as a surprise to the younger generation that’s growing up on Youtube and Spotify, but many of your favorites began their careers as child actors. Ariana Grande from Victorious, Demi Lovato from Camp Rock, Selena Gomez from Wizards of Waverly Place.
Lets not forget the former generation of Disney alum from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the Princess of Pop Britney Spears.
Nostalgia every corner
We’ve been hit with blasts from the past and we love it. If that wasn’t enough, there’s Fuller House, Gilmore Girls being revived. Movies like Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Alaadin, Toy Story 4, Hellboy, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to hit screens. Bringing back memories for millennials and Gen Zs is the trend and profitable business. This is called nostalgia marketing- using the retro roots fro any brand to tap into emotions and fond memories make revenue for the marketing industry. We know their tactic but we can help but go back for more, because the child in you never really grows doesn’t it?
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