7 stars who almost played iconic Disney Channel roles

10 Stars Who Almost Played Iconic Disney Channel Roles

Disney Channel was pure bliss for anyone growing up in the early to mid-2000's.

SEE ALSO: From 'Alley Cats' to 'Zenon,' check out the teaser to Disney Channel's upcoming movie marathon!

We were obsessed with shows like "That's So Raven," "Lizzie McGuire," and "Kim Possible." However, could you imagine if some of your favorite characters were actually played by someone totally different? Check out seven of your fave characters who almost went on to be played by different people!

1.) Joe Jonas as David Henrie's character Justin Russo in "Wizards of Waverly Place"

WE Day CaliforniaPhoto cred: Getty

2.) Selena Gomez as Demi Lovato's character Mitchie Torres in "Camp Rock"

WE Day California - ArrivalsPhoto cred: Getty

3.) JoJo as Miley Cyrus' character Miley Stewart in "Hannah Montana"

AOL Build Presents JoJoPhoto cred: Getty

4.) Matthew Underwood as Zac Efron's character Troy Bolton in "High School Musical"

Zoey 101 Cast At Deborah Gibson's Camp Electric YouthPhoto cred: Getty

5.) Taylor Momsen as Miley Cyrus' character Miley Stewart in "Hannah Montana"

2014 iHeart Radio Music Festival VillagePhoto cred: Getty

6.) Ashley Tisdale as Brenda Song's character London Tipton in "Suite Life of Zack & Cody"

2016 Radio Disney Music AwardsPhoto cred: Getty

7.) Lindsay Lohan as Hilary Duff's character Lizzie McGuire in "Lizzie McGuire"

World Premiere Of Matthew Perry's "The End Of Longing" - Gala Performance - After PartyPhoto cred: Getty

How cray cray, right?! Could you imagine Lindsay Lohan in Hilary Duff's role??

Check out more Disney fun in the gallery below!

10 of the best Disney sidekicks ever
See Gallery
7 stars who almost played iconic Disney Channel roles

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. 


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. 

More on AOL Entertainment:
The 'Boyz N Motion' dudes from 'That's So Raven' are all super hot now
Here is what the little girl from 'Smart House' and 'Au Pair' looks like today
Nostalgia alert -- There was a mini Spice Girls reunion and there are pics to prove it!

Read Full Story