They accomplish this through TV shows, original movies, and a record division many of their stars both act and sing. The machine is very good at what it does, as quite a few popular performers have emerged from it over the years. The thing about child stars, though, is that they eventually grow up. And when they grow up, they have to re-establish themselves as adult actors. They can't get by on mere kid cuteness anymore. That requires an image shift.
It's basically a one-stop shop for becoming famous. Most former Disney stars have the same story: All they want is to be allowed to grow up and be who they are really meant to be. We definitely have allowed some former Disney stars to grow up, like Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff, and we're super big fans of them to this day. It's not like we hold the fact that they had to grow up against them.
On top of that, there is also a long list of projects that are released simply under the Disney banner. First off, there are people like Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and Vanessa Hudgens who came of age working for Disney productions aimed at kids. It is a sorry state of affairs that so many talented actresses have had their privacy invaded in such a public manner.
List Rules Vote up the girls who've strayed the farthest from being "Disney. The actresses on this list either came from a Disney movie or Disney Channel show, but later ditched their squeaky clean image. These female celebs are sexy and talented, but long gone are their days of singing sweet love songs and writing about the cute boy in her diary. The list does not include former child actresses who were not in a Disney project. Growing up in the spotlight sounds fun, but like everything else, it's just not as glamorous in real life.