There was a time, in the early ’90s, when the Disney Channel sought to overload its young audience with two song and dance kids shows — The Mickey Mouse Club and the slightly more grown up Kids Incorporated. It was the Cola Wars of that time and both shows produced a ton of stars and a ton of warm memories about highly choreographed musical numbers.
Starting out as a syndicated program in 1984 before getting picked up by The Disney Channel two years later, Kids Incorporated mixed typical pre-teen schoolyard drama with song and dance routines set to pop music. With a structure that would later be partially adopted by hit shows like Glee, the main cast of rotating characters made up a band within the show, aptly named Kids Incorporated, who would both perform stage numbers, while also breaking into songs within the show’s story.
The show was eventually canceled in 1994, but it’s mark is undeniable… unless this is the first time you’ve thought about it since the last time you saw it and its glorious theme song.
Anyway, here’s what some of the kid stars have been up to since the late ’80s and early ’90s..