On August 6, 2004, Disney aired one of its most heartbreaking DCOMs ever. Tiger Cruise, which starred Hayden Panettiere and her younger brother, Jansen, focused on military members and their families who went aboard a cruise ship. Thinking it would be a relaxing vacation, the passengers soon became swept up in the horrendous events of 9/11.
To celebrate the film’s birthday, we looked back at its premiere in Los Angeles, which featured a ridiculous amount of Disney stars — seemingly more than those who attended the 100th DCOM premiere for Adventures in Babysitting earlier this summer. While we’re missing several familiar Disney faces, such as the Lawrence brothers and Kimberly J. Brown, we still have over 40 stars who gathered together for the film.
Stars of the first-ever DCOM (or so Disney claims), Wylie went on to star in Can of Worms, while Bryant made you bawl your eyes out in Tru Confessions.
Erik von Detten and Robin Riker from Brink!
Von Detten also starred on the sleeper ’90s Disney series So Weird. Besides playing von Detten’s mother, Riker was also in Don’t Look Under the Bed and Read It and Weep.
Kirsten Storms, Lauren Maltby, and Alyson Morgan from the Zenon trilogy
While Storms and Maltby were in all three Zenon films, Morgan was only in Z3.
Zachary Bostrom from Johnny Tsunami
Bostrum played Brett, the school bully who told Brandon Baker, “‘Brah?’ You’re in America now, Hawaii. Try speaking English.”
Chris Marquette from Up, Up, and Away!
If you don’t recognize Marquette from the early superhero DCOM, you might remember him better as the punk kid Curtis in the Hanukkah episode of Even Stevens.
Shadia Simmons from The Color of Friendship
Besides this DCOM, Simmons was also in Quints and Zenon: The Zequel.
Courtnee Draper and Myles Jeffrey from Stepsister from Planet Weird
The duo played brother and sister who got aliens for a stepfather and stepsister. Draper was also in The Thirteenth Year and on the ’90s Disney sports show The Jersey. Jeffrey played the youngest sibling in Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire.
Ryan Merriman and Alexis Lopez from The Luck of the Irish
No word on if they reenacted their ~iconic~ rendition of “This Land Is Your Land,” though.
Sibling Tamera Mowry-Housley missed out on the fun, unfortunately.
Mackenzie Phillips from Double Teamed
Phillips also played the mom on So Weird. On her left is Gary Marsh, the then-executive vice-president of Disney’s original programming/production. On her right is Rich Ross, the then-president of Disney Channel Worldwide.
Susan Egan from Gotta Kick It Up!
Not gonna lie, I had to do a double take when I saw this pic. Egan played teacher Heather Bartlett who rocked long, blonde hair in the movie.
Lalaine and A.J. Trauth from You Wish!
All they needed was costar Spencer Breslin to complete the You Wish! trifecta.
In case you need a refresher, Keaton played Mootai/Jason, a.k.a. the dude who developed a crush on Ren, and vice versa.
Taylor Ball and Mark L. Taylor from Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off
Ball and Taylor played father and son who finally saw eye to eye in the sports-meets-cooking DCOM.
All four girls looked cheetah-licious at the premiere.
Daveigh Chase from Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Chase originated the role of Lilo in the 2002 film, and reprised her role in various spin-offs.
Leah Pipes and Porscha Coleman from Pixel Perfect
Some of the Zetta Bytes were in attendance, but no confirmation on if they performed "Nothing's Wrong with Me."
The Diffys left their Replicators and Skyacks back in the year 2121, however.
Taran Killam and Todd Stashwick from Stuck in the Suburbs
Jordan Cahill and his manager had recently just premiered their DCOM less than one month prior to Tiger Cruise’s debut.
The hit Disney series actually didn’t premiere until almost a year after Tiger Cruise first aired.
The “Chemicals React” singers got their own DCOM in 2006 — which turned 10 earlier this year.