Disney Channel Brazil is an cable television channel and is an edition of the The Walt Disney Company-owned Disney Channel, broadcasting to Brazil. It is marketed to mostly children; however, in recent years the diversity of viewers has increased with an older audience. Disney Channel Latin America is operated by Disney & ESPN Media Networks Latin America and The Walt Disney Company Latin America Inc., which are owned by The Walt Disney Company . It started broadcasting in 2001 as a premium channel and it became a basic cable channel in 2004.

Chris Ross, president of Disney Channel Worldwide has stated that the channel might be launched on Digital Terrestrial Television someday soon.


Series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Disney Channel Original Series takes most of the schedule. Some non-original series are also aired, as January 2009 the non-original productions aired are Mortified, Life with Derek and The Fairly OddParents, Floribella, A Kind of Magic, George of the Jungleand Um menino muito maluquinho. The Disney Junior no Disney Channel block airs daily from very early in the morning until 9:00am. On weekends, it ends at 10:00am. After the Disney Junior block, the cartoon block is aired, with cartoon series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation (as House of Mouse) and Disney Channel Original Series (as Lilo & Stitch: The Series, American Dragon: Jake Long, Kim Possible, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, The Replacements, The Emperor's New School, and Phineas and Ferb).

Once the cartoon block has ended, the Zapping Zone starts. It's an original production of Disney Channel Latin America, an its programming, hosts and schedules varies depending of the feed. The Zapping Zone can be consider the primetime of the channel.

In the commercial pauses, some video clips from Disney Channel stars are aired.

Notable programming

Disney Channel Original Series (Live-action)
Year Series Notes
2012 Violetta (TV series) On Air
2012 Austin and Ally On air
2011 PrankStars Out of the air
2011 Jessie On air
2011 Sem Sentido! (So Random!) On air
2011 Programa de Talentos (A.N.T. Farm) On air
2011 No Ritmo (Shake It Up) On air
2010 Boa Sorte, Charlie! (Good Luck Charlie) On air
2009 JONAS, JONAS L.A. Out of the air
2009 Sunny Entre Estrelas (Sonny with a Chance) On air (not new episodes)
2008 Zack e Cody: Gêmeos a Bordo (The Suite Life on Deck) On air (not new episodes)
2007 Os Feiticeiros de Waverly Place (Wizards of Waverly Place) On air (not new episodes)
2007 Cory na Casa Branca (Cory in the House) Out of the air
2006 Hannah Montana On air (not new episodes)
2005 Zack e Cody: Gêmeos em Ação (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) On air (not new episodes)
2003 As Visões da Raven (That's So Raven) Out of the air
2001 Lizzie McGuire Out of the air
2000 Mano a Mana (Even Stevens) Out of the air
1999 Sinistro (So Weird) Out of the air
Disney Channel Original Series (Animated)
Year Series Notes
2012 Gravity Falls: Um Verão de Mistérios (Gravity Falls) On air
2010 Adolepeixes (Fish Hooks) On air
2007 Phineas e Ferb (Phineas and Ferb) On air, third season
2006 Os Substitutos (The Replacements) out of the air (not new episodes)
2006 A Nova Escola do Imperador (The Emperor's New School) Out of the air (not new episodes)
2005 Maggie: A Mosca Zoadora (The Buzz on Maggie) Out of the air
2005 Jake Long: O Dragão Ocidental (American Dragon: Jake Long) Out of air (not new episodes)
2004 As Aventuras de Brandy & Sr. Bigodes (Brandy & Mr. Whiskers) out of the air (not new episodes)
2003 Lilo & Stitch: A Série (Lilo & Stitch: The Series) out of the air (not new episodes)
2002 Kim Possible Out of the air
2001 Família Radical (The Proud Family) Out of the air
2001 O Point do Mickey: House of Mouse (House of Mouse) Out of the air
1997 Hora do Recreio (Recess) Out of the air (not new episodes)
Playhouse Disney / Disney Junior Original Series
Year Series Notes
2011 Jake e os Piratas da Terra do Nunca (Jake and the Never Land Pirates) Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2009 Jungle Junction Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2009 Urso: Agente Especial (Special Agent Oso) Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2008 Os Imaginadores (Imagination Movers) Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2007 Bunnytown Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2007 Meus Amigos Tigrão & Pooh (My Friends Tigger & Pooh) Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2006 Manny Mãos à Obra (Handy Manny) Disney Junior no Disney Channel
2006 A Casa do Mickey Mouse (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) Disney Junior no Disney Channel
Non-original series
Year Series Notes
1990 Art Attack On air, sixth season
2001 Os Padrinhos Mágicos (The Fairly OddParents) Out of the air, seasons 1-4 currently seen on Disney XD, later seasons seen on Nickelodeon
2005 Minha Vida com Derek (Life with Derek) Out of the air
2006 A Kind of Magic Out of the air
2006 Mortified Out of the air
2007 George, o Rei da Floresta (George of the Jungle) Out of the air
2008 Paradise Café Out of the air
2008 Stitch! Out of the air
2009 Jake e Blake (Jake and Blake) Out of the air
Disney Channel Original Movies (Recents)
Year Movie Notes
2011 Phineas e Ferb O Filme: Através da Segunda Dimensão em Fabuloso 2D (Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension) Premierd on August 21, 2011
2011 A Fabulosa Aventura da Sharpay (Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) Premiered on May 29, 2011
2011 Boa Sorte, Charlie! É Natal! (Good Luck Charlie, It´'s Christmas!) Premiered on December 4, 2011
2012 Radio Rebel Premiered on April 15, 2012
2012 Disney Irmão Escoteiro (Den Brother) Premiered on July 22, 2012
2012 Let It Shine Premiered on August 19, 2012
2012 Avalon High Premiered on September 9, 2012
2012 Lemonade Mouth Premieres Coming this November!

Upcoming Series

  • Dog with a Blog

Zapping Zone

Disney Channel Latin America produces an original show called Zapping Zone where different hosts, depending the region, interact with the viewers with games and trivias. It is aired only on weekdays. They also give news about Disney Channel, the channel's series, upcoming Walt Disney Pictures films and new Disney Channel Original Movies. It's transmission is not live, and the viewers can call to participate in different games, all of them containing questions and trivia about Disney's movies and series. Only for participating they can win T-shirts and caps, however if they win the awards include DVDs, soundtracks and video games of different Disney movies and characters.

The hosts of the Zapping Zone present the series, Disney Channel Original Series that are aired in the block as a primetime. New episodes of the series are aired in this block. New music videos or trailers also premiere in this block, introduced by the hosts.

Series aired on Zapping Zone
Blocks on Zapping Zone
  • Contratempo is a via telephone game (also in Videophone) that consist to answer 4 question in the minor time as the caller can.
  • Metidas de Pata (Bloopers).
  • Sextas Xtremas (Xtreme Friday). Shows from Disney XD are aired every Monday on Disney Channel, for the mini block promoting, Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks from Zeke & Luther, where interviewed and played some games with the hosts of Zapping Zone.

Also, the shows airs music video clips.

Zapping Zone is the second original Disney Channel Latin American production aired currently, along with Disney Planet.

Maravilhoso mundo de Disney

"O Maravilhoso Mundo de Disney" (Wonderful World of Disney") is the block after the Zapping Zone where different Walt Disney Pictures are aired. The block is dispensable, so it is used when specials need to be aired. In normal seasons from Monday to Thursday it is aired after the Zapping Zone, and on Fridays it is replaced with "Película Disney Channel"/"Filme Disney Channel" (Disney Channel Movie) and it's aired after this(but regular films air during the mornings every weekday). The early-afternoon weekday movie block is named Cool After School. On weekends, an all-day movie block named Cine Mágico (Magic Theater) is aired. Movies can occasionally be aired on the early morning hours as part of the Playhouse Disney block.

In winter and summer specials, it also airs at noon. Most movies airing on Disney Channel usually run in the 95 to 105-minute range, promos included.

Because of this, Disney airs programming following the film:

  • If it lasts 1:25 to 1:35, an Original Series will air (series as Hannah Montana or Wizards of Waverly Place are often aired).
  • If it lasts 1:40 to 1:45, a miniature episode of an Original Animated Series will air (most likely an 11-minute episode of an Animated Original Series, the most common to air are Phineas and Ferb and American Dragon: Jake Long. Sometimes, Art Attack is air instead).
  • If it lasts 1:50 to 1:55, either a music video with air along with Disney Channel promos music video, or an episode of a Disney Channel Short Series such as Shaun the Sheep, The Road to The Cheetah Girls 3: One World, As the Bell Rings,, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream or Disney Planet.

Filme Disney Channel

"Filme Disney Channel" (Disney Channel Movie) is a movie block aired on Fridays after Zapping Zone, Saturdays, Thursdays and sometimes any other weekday after Wonderful World of Disney. In this block, Disney Channel Original Moviesaireaired. In the last years, the Original Movies had increased its popularity in the region, bringing many viewers on its premiere dates. The Disney Channel Original Movies usually premiere on Sunday, but some had premiered on Friday. Some very successful Disney Channel Original Movies include The Cheetah Girls 2, Jump In!, High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and Camp Rock.

The highest rated original movie in Latin America was High School Musical 2 with 3.3 million viewers

Mouse, Câmera, Ação!

"Mouse, Câmara, Ação!" (Mouse, Camera, Action!) is an event aired once a month where viewers can vote between three different movies, and the winner is aired at the end of the month. The viewers can vote on the website or via phones.

Disney Mobile Studios

In July, 2008 Disney Latin America updated "Disney Mobile" to Disney Mobile Studios where different services are available in all Latin America. The users can download content from Disney Channel, Disney XD, Playhouse Disney Channel, Radio Disney and content from movies.

See also

External links

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