The 25 Best Disney Channel Original Movies

20. Up, Up and Away (January 22, 2000)

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael J. Pagan, Alex Datcher, Sherman Helmsley, Kevin Connolly
Lesson Learned: You don't need superpowers to be a hero, but you'd be a lot cooler if you had them.

Up, Up and Away follows Scott Marshall (Michael J. Pagan), whose parents, Bronze Eagle (Robert Townsend) and Warrior Woman (Alex Datcher), are both superheroes. Unfortunately, he never developed his own superhuman abilities.

Eventually, Scott learns that he doesn't need heat vision or the ability to fly to save the world. All he needs is his natural human smarts and ability to withstand aluminum foil (his parents' Kryptonite) to defeat the "Earth Protectors," a group posing as environmentalists who secretly plot to brainwash everyone in the world into becoming their minions.

Feel free to use this film as a guilt-free excuse for dodging those Greenpeace solicitors. We do. —TA

blog comments powered by Disqus