Disney Channel's original movies have one main quality — besides airing on the beloved TV network — and that is their dreaminess. The scenarios, the locations, and especially the characters are totally swoon-worthy. The most dreamy characters from Disney Channel original movies are so adorable that audiences simply can't resist watching them again and again. Whether it's by way of getting into innocent, yet Secret Service-defying fun with Duncan Fletcher (Will Friedle) in My Date with the President's Daughter or being a little scared but wowed by Zenon (Kirsten Storms) in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century — we can't help but low-key crush on these dreamy DCOM characters.
These movies that helped to define a childhood or two and they also came to define what was and was not dreamy. Singing beautiful harmony was in, being a bully was out. Well-coiffed hair was in, misogyny was out. The characters, both male and female, became our guides in dream world many a night — and those dreams were happy ones. Who could forget "soaring" with the High School Musical crew and "kicking it up" with the Marshall dance team in Gotta Kick It Up?
The following are the dreamiest of all these dreamy, heart-stopping characters.
1. Isadore "Izzy" Daniels In Jump In
It's almost tough to pick between which of Corbin Bleu's Disney Channel movie characters is the dreamiest. On one hand, he dances up a storm in the High School Musical universe, but he also follows his dreams of competing at Double Dutch in Jump In! The final award of dreamiest goes to Bleu's portrayal of Izzy Daniels because we get to watch him box and jump rope.
2. Andrea "Andi" Carson In Motocrossed
Andrea (Alana Austin) exemplified dreaminess by stopping at nothing to get what she wanted — specifically because all she wanted was to be treated equally to her twin brother Andrew (Trever O'Brien). Both Carsons are really interested in becoming motocross champions, which is pretty cool, but the fact that Andrea also pulls some Twelfth Night-style espionage and takes her brother's place in competition is definitely more awesome — dare I say, dreamy?
3. Joe Jonas In Camp Rock
In Camp Rock, the JoBros essentially play themselves — if their band name was Connect 3 and they had sent their lead singer, Shane Gray to be in charge of dance classes for one month at a revered music camp. Shane starts out as a bit of a entitled jerk, but his romantic nature comes out as he falls in love with a girl when he hears her voice and it's sort of adorable — and reminiscent of The Little Mermaid.
4. Daisy Salinas In Gotta Kick It Up
Not only is Daisy (Camille Guaty) lovable because she's a spirited and talented dancer, but she's also driven. Though her relationship with Chuy is super cute, she makes it even better by insisting that her success is more important to her right now rather than sticking with him. Daisy's pride in herself makes Chuy also try out the same behavior and he "drops in" to school at the end of the movie. Dreamy and inspiring!
5. Jackson Meade in Cow Belles
Only Jackson Meade (Michael Trevino) could make farm work look as sexy as he does. When sisters Taylor and Courtney Callum (Aly and AJ Michalka of Aly & AJ) are sent to work on their father's dairy farm, they also get to enjoy some Jackson eye candy with a heart of gold. Jackson teaches his lady love Taylor that sometimes the simple things are the best things.
6. Gabriella Montez in High School Musical
If you look at a dictionary definition of "girl next door," there's probably a picture of Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) directly under the words. Gabriella is sweet, smart, always tries to say to true to herself, and has the voice of an angel. Swoon.
7. Duncan Fletcher in My Date With The President's Daughter
Will Friedle gets just as goofy with Duncan Fletcher as he was in Boy Meets World as Eric Matthews. And though he's goofy, he's also darling. Fletcher tries his darnedest to make sure Hallie (Elisabeth Harnois) has a good time, even though she's constantly surrounded by the Secret Service as the president's daughter. And that kind of dedication to someone's happiness is so dreamy.
8. Zenon in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
For the pre-teen, Zenon was all sorts of goals. She wore cool metallic scrunchies, talked back to authority, and fought to save her hometown. She could be a little intimidating, but was overall a pretty awesome character. Hanging out with Zenon at a Microbe concern is the dream.
9. Luke in Halloweentown
Yea, Luke (Phillip Van Dyke) spends a lot of his time as a hideous goblin, but he proves that beauty is as beauty does. When Luke is a handsome human, he spends that time working for the bad guys. But his true nature is as a goblin and he kills the look simply because he is also a nice guy...er...goblin. Dreaminess brought on by good behavior is more important than being good looking.
10. Galleria Garibaldi In The Cheetah Girls
Raven-Symoné nails the sassy and bold lead singer in The Cheetah Girls. While pride is definitely her weakness, Galleria always comes back to the team. Meanwhile, her fashion is on point. Girl looks like a rockstar all the time which makes her one dreamy chick.
11. Zac Efron In Highschool Musical
I mean, do I really have to explain this one? That singing voice! Those deep eyes! That floppy hair. The athleticism but artistic spirit. I'm sure I don't have to go on.
12. Mootai in The Even Stevens Movie
Meeting a cute guy on an island retreat is legit something out of a dream. Too bad the rest of the Stevens vacation doesn't compare to when Mootai, a.k.a. Kevin confesses his love to Ren Stevens (Christy Carlson Romano). Even though he's been lying to her and is actually on the reality TV show that put her family in the spotlight, his love is real and that's nice.
13. Piper Dellums in The Color of the Friendship
Piper Dellum is one of the most "woke" Disney Channel movie characters and therefore also one of the dreamiest. At twelve, Piper was breaking down racism and social constructs, specifically in regards to her South African exchange student Mahree Bok (Lindsey Haun). Disney went with a period piece for this one, and the 1970s revolutionary vibes of Piper and her politically charged Washington, D.C.-based family make her a dreamy one.
As you can see, these characters gave us serious dream fodder.