Stars of Disney's Teen-Star Factory
|By: John Stevens | Jan 13 2011 | 484 words | 4177 hits|
The typical fame path of the Disney Teen Machine is mapped to bring normal youngsters into popular stars. It gives them TV shows, a contract with Disney-owned Hollywood Records, songs in heavy rotation on Radio Disney and on Disney-movie sound tracks, a concert tour with Disney-owned Buena Vista Concerts as well as tie-in merchandise throughout the Disney stores.
Over the past three years, the world has seen how Disney launched stars into orbit: Miley Cyrus in 2006, Selena Gomez in 2007, the Jonas Brothers in 2008 and Demi Lovato in 2010. Original TV movies, Disney turned to produce sequel, sound track album, a motion picture, books and video games for teen which are unbelievably successful. If the company leverages all aspects of the brand, the teen franchises are a formidable force. "So far, the franchise has generated $150 million to $200 million in operating income." estimates Barclays Capital analyst Anthony DiClemente.
From a Mickey Mouse Club, where young teenagers share their love for singing, Disney has become the most profitable pump in entertainment industry.
Mickey Mouse Club
The club started in 1983 and renamed in 1989: The All New Mickey Mouse Club. Many superstars were in Mickey clubs when they were children, such as Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.
Hilary Duff, also known as Lizzie McGuire - a title character she played, was the first star to start recording hit albums for Disney-owned Hollywood Records. She remained a successful star even when she grew up.
The strawberry-blond, blue-eyed and freckle-faced Lindsay Lohan burst onto the scene of "The Parent Trap" (1998) and went on to star in successful real movies - "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls".
Symone becomes truly successful with the Disney series "That's So Raven", which ran from 2003 to 2007. She was also part of the Disney singing troupe the Cheetah Girls, providing a template for the teen stars to follow.
Miley Cyrus was a chosen one to Disney Channel. After several auditions with her, Disney was impressed with her talent and decided to wait for a year for her to grow up enough to be "Hannah Montana". Now, Miley become the goose that laid golden eggs for Disney.
Mendler played some supporting roles in Disney shows before - girlfriend on both Wizards of Waverly Place and Jonas. She would have her leading role this year with the new show "Good Luck Charlie".
When Disney decided to have a Latina star, they made a casting with thousands of kids. They chose Selena Gomez, the girl plays naughty Alex Russo in "Wizards of Waverly Place". She released her first album in September.
"Camp Rock" Disney star, Demi Lovato is the next to be put into the star-launcher. Lovato is now the star of Sonny with a Chance, about a wholesome Midwestern girl who gets a part on a TV show.
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