Your Favorite Disney Characters: Then and Now

Gaining stardom in the media industry was one of the greatest accomplishments adored worldwide, and Disney gave many this opportunity. Many children had opportunities in this Franchise, and it served as a Kickstarter to a number of the successful entertainers we have in the world.

Disney stars then and now.
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With shows like Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, and Descendants. Disney is a franchise that’s very cautious of its image when the media lit its screens. Having most of their viewers as children, they’re strictly mindful that their children’s characters serve as perfect role models.

But, when they grow up, what’s next? This article tells us the “NOWs” of your favorite characters.

The Legendary Raven Symone

We can start the list with no one else other than the legendary Raven Symone, who started off her career with 1984 The Cosby Show, which premiered on NBC. The actress took the opportunity to create a name for herself when the Franchise, Disney, gave her a show.

A young Raven Symone / Raven Symone now
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After the success of That’s So Raven, she went on to play the main role in Zenon, played Dre’s sister in a sitcom, Black-ish, and worked as a host on The View show and more currently, repeated her character as Raven Baxter in the Disney’s Raven’s Home. The show is now on its fourth season.

Princess Selena Gomez

She was recognized as one of the most famous persons on earth. Selena Gomez started her career at Disney as a child actor. More accredited for her music career, Selena has been singing since she was a child. Selena never had her big break till she played the role of Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Selena Gomez in The Wizards of Waverly Place / Selena Gomez now
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The princess who starred alongside Demi Lovato in Barney and Friends has had an up-town-funk relationship with music artist Justin Bieber which has officially ended. She has opened up to the public about her mental state and was an executive producer of the Netflix show “13 reasons why”.

Tennman Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake, who started his career in Disney in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse at the age of twelve, was one of the children who supported and made it big from the Franchise. It was where he met his ex-girlfriend and singer Brittany Spears.

Justin Timberlake then / Justin Timberlake now
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Justin Timberlake started his music career later in a boy band, NSYNC. Later, he broke out and started a solo career with hit tracks like “mirrors” and “cry me a river.” He’s crossed now, over to the acting scene. Married to Jessica Biel and blessed with a son, Silas Randall Timberlake.