Cow Belles is a Disney Channel Original Movie starring Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka, better known as sister duo Aly & AJ. It debuted on March 24, 2006 on Disney Channel in the U.S. The premiere brought in a total of 5.8 million viewers in the United States.
Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka star as Taylor and Courtney Callum, two spoiled yet good-intentioned sisters whose father, Reed Callum (Jack Coleman), owns Callum Dairy. Taylor has just gotten her license, after almost failing it at the beginning of the movie. But then their lives turn upside down. One day, when Taylor and Courtney return from a shopping trip, they find their kitchen has burned because of them accidentally dropping a dish cloth on the stove, causing the kitchen to catch fire. Shocked by their carelessness, and deciding the girls should start making their own cash, Reed puts them to work at the dairy to show them responsibility about running a business. Their dad goes out of town, looking for a rare butterfly to add to his collection. This leaves the girls to look after the dairy.
When the girls start working at the dairy, they are at their worst nightmare. They mess up almost every step of the way, such as tripping and splashing blueberries on themselves, and then dropping Courtney's cell phone into one of the full yogurt cups. But then, after they start working there and doing their jobs better, someone steals all the money out of the corporate bank account. It's then up to the girls to come up with a plan to save the dairy, and the jobs of all the people who work there. They decide to put their personal money they intended for a "sweet 16" party into the payroll for next week. Glad that the girls have considered someone else's welfare, the dairy employees, who previously walked out, return to their stations to work through the graveyard shift, filling the orders and getting the dairy back on track.
- Alyson Michalka - Taylor Callum
- Amanda Michalka - Courtney Callum
- Jack Coleman - Reed Callum
- Michael Trevino - Jackson Meade
- Chris Grillanger - Phillipe
- Paula Brancati - Sarah Van Dyke
- Christian Serratos - Heather Perez
- Sandy Robson - Thomas
- Craig Eldridge - Wilbur Meade
- Sheila McCarthy - Fran Walker
- Michael Rhoades - Bob Fenwick
- Ron Gabriel - Melvin Melville
- Duane Murray - Big Pete
- Dylan Roberts - Ralph
- Stuart Clow - Keith Walker
- Cow Belles was released on DVD on June 27, 2006.
- United Kingdom- June 16, 2008
- Family in Canada first aired Cow Belles on June 30, 2006.
- Cow Belles premiered on Disney Channel Asia on August 6, 2006 (original ending version) and November 19, 2006 (alternate ending version).
- Cow Belles debuted on U.L television on March 29, 2006 to 2.04 million viewers.
- Cow Belles has a very similar plot to Material Girls, which was released several months after Cow Belles. It coincidentally has another sister/sister duo, Hilary and Haylie Duff. Both films were preceded by The Simple Life, said to be the first incarnation of a similar plot.
- The original title of Cow Belles was Dairy Girls.
- This is the first film that both Alyson and Amanda are in together.
- After the film's release, a sequel was confirmed and would begin production if the sisters returned. However, they didn't return, as they wanted focus on their music career.