One show in which we were vicariously living through was the boy of the future, "Phil of the Future," -- you know, the 22nd century man. Phil has been quite active since his role on the Disney Channel show, most recently as a college student in an episode of "Broad City," but really, what has his sister Pim been doing?!
Here is a quick video of the show's theme song to get stuck in your head:
Amy Bruckner, who played Pim Diffy, was the essentially the can be annoying at times, but extremely smart little sister everyone has. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Bruckner goes on to talk about how after her "Future" days, she took a bit of a break from acting, went to NYU to pursue human rights and feminist theories, but is looking to get back in the game.
For a quick refresher, here are a few pics of Bruckner back in her Disney Channel days...
When she went to "The Incredibles" movie premiere in something only she and Dolly Parton could pull off.
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Her and the cast of "Phil of the Future."
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Or this photo which accurately describes anyone getting on a rollercoaster.
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In any event, you at least have a clear picture of what she used to look like back 10 to 12 years ago. Well, get ready to have your mind blown because little Amy Bruckner looks totally different!
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Nevertheless, you didn't recognize her did you? Told ya!
Speaking of Disney, check out the awesome gallery of the best Disney sidekicks ever!
10 of the best Disney sidekicks ever
Remember Phil's sister Pim from 'Phil of the Future'? There is no way you ever recognize her today
Where would Simba have been without the help and riduculous banter of Pumbaa and Timon in "The Lion King." The unlikely duo of a meerkat and a warthog made this pair one of the best sidekick duo's in Disney history.
PUMBAA & TIMON THE LION KING (1994)
Dressing up as a male to impersonate a warrior in the Chinese military would have been pretty difficult for Mulan without the help of Mushu: Guardian of the Fa family. Despite Mushu's early failings as a guardian, the feisty dragon was a constant support for Mulan with his sound advice, loving demeanor and fast-thinking in a pinch.
If one must be holed up in a castle with a ghastly beast, it's best to have Cogsworth, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts on your side. Each brought a special sidekick quality to the table. Cogsworth was safe and practical, Lumiere always had romance and Belle's heart on his mind and Mrs. Pott's provided a motherly vibe. The trio were ultimate sidekicks for Belle in "Beaty and the Beast."
Everyone needs a buddy and Flounder was just that for Aerial in "The Little Mermaid." Admittedly, Flounder wasn't always the best sounding board for the red-headed swimmer, but he made a good sidekick since he was always down for an adventure.
What do a hummingbird and a raccoon have in common? They were both besties and sidekicks for indian princess Pocahontas. In the 1995 flick, Meeko and Flit provided just the right amount of comedy without ever saying a word. Now that's tricky.
Any sidekick that will let you float down a river on their tummy is alright by us. Baloo the Bear and Mowgli were the best of pals in "The Jungle Book," and the best part about Balloo was he was always ready to dance and sing. We like that in a sidekick.
Scheming, selfish and funny aren't exactly three words that you'd want in a sidekick, but Abu usually let his conscience take over when he and Aladdin were up to no good. Plus, he busted Aladdin out of a jail, dressed up as an elephant and more in order to help out Ali.
Olaf was an immediate hit with everyone in "Frozen." The inherently happy snowman sprung to magical life in order to help Anna chase down Elsa and help end the snowpocalypse that would have ruined the kingdom. Daring and happy? Talk about a good mix.
High five for Hercules and Pegasus! Not only does the winged horse regularly rescue the Greek god from many precarious situations, he also really cares about Hercules. So much so that he gets a bit jealous when Herc falls head over heels for Meg. But best friends are definitely supposed to do that -- because they have your best interest at heart.
Tinker Bell definitely has a bit of an attitude problem, but she makes up for it by bringing a bit of sparkly magic everywhere she goes in Neverland. Even though she's a bit selfish and has a temper, she proves her worth when she's willing to go down in sparkly flames in order to protect Pan.