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It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. is a production company best known for producing the live-action sitcoms that air on Disney Channel and Disney XD. It is a division of Disney Channels Worldwide, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Television. It was founded in November 2003 by Don Mink and Amy Rabins.

All shows are taped at Hollywood Center Studios, with the exceptions of Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charlie, and Austin & Ally, which are taped at Sunset Bronson Studios (formerly Tribune Studios); Sonny with a Chance, which was taped at NBC Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its second season); Pair of Kings, which was taped at Sunset Gower Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its third season); and Shake It Up, which is taped at LA Center Studios (as well as the second and third seasons of Good Luck Charlie). However, the shows are still similar to all of the studio's other programs. Jonas was the first live-action sitcom to be filmed in a single-camera film format as opposed to the videotaped, multi-camera format of other Disney Channel sitcoms. It was also filmed on location with closed sets.

History[]

It's a Laugh was launched in 2003. Starting in 2005, it was created and meant to replace Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, producers of Even Stevens and That's So Raven, as producers of Disney Channel programming. (And eventually replaced the Disney Channel Original banner on its TV shows) The first two shows to hold the It's a Laugh label have all had more than 60 episodes produced. It's a Laugh programs aired on Disney Channel are known as Disney Channel Original Series, and on Disney XD as Disney XD Original Series. The first Disney XD Original Series to be produced by It's a Laugh is I'm in the Band.

As of 2012, nearly all of Disney Channel's live-action original programming is produced by It's a Laugh.

Series[]

# Name Premiere date End date Number of episodes Network
1 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody March 18, 2005 September 1, 2008 87 Disney Channel
2 Hannah Montana March 24, 2006 January 16, 2011 98
3 Cory in the House January 12, 2007 September 12, 2008 34
4 Wizards of Waverly Place October 12, 2007 January 7, 2012 106
5 The Suite Life on Deck September 26, 2008 May 6, 2011 71
6 Sonny with a Chance February 8, 2009 January 2, 2011 47
7 Jonas May 2, 2009 October 3, 2010 34
8 I'm in the Band November 27, 2009 December 9, 2011 41 Disney XD
9 Good Luck Charlie April 4, 2010 February 16, 2014 97 Disney Channel
10 Pair of Kings September 10, 2010 February 18, 2013 67 Disney XD
11 Shake It Up November 7, 2010 November 10, 2013 75 Disney Channel
12 A.N.T. Farm May 6, 2011 March 21, 2014 62
13 So Random! June 5, 2011 March 25, 2012 26
14 Kickin' It June 13, 2011 March 25, 2015 84 Disney XD
15 Jessie September 30, 2011 October 16, 2015 98 Disney Channel
16 Austin & Ally December 2, 2011 January 10, 2016 87
17 Lab Rats February 27, 2012 February 3, 2016 90 Disney XD
18 Crash & Bernstein October 8, 2012 August 11, 2014 39
19 Dog with a Blog October 12, 2012 September 25, 2015 69 Disney Channel
20 Liv and Maddie July 19, 2013 March 24, 2017 80
21 Mighty Med October 7, 2013 September 9, 2015 44 Disney XD
22 I Didn't Do It January 17, 2014 October 16, 2015 39 Disney Channel
23 Girl Meets World June 27, 2014 January 20, 2017 72
24 K.C. Undercover January 18, 2015 February 2, 2018 75
25 Best Friends Whenever June 26, 2015 December 11, 2016 30
26 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything July 22, 2015 January 2, 2017 37 Disney XD
27 Bunk'd July 31, 2015 present 122 Disney Channel
28 Lab Rats: Elite Force March 2, 2016 October 22, 2016 15
29 Bizaardvark June 24, 2016 April 13, 2019 63
30 Raven's Home July 21, 2017 present 109
31 Coop & Cami Ask the World October 12, 2018 September 11, 2020 49
32 Sydney to the Max January 25, 2019 November 26, 2021 63
32 The Villains of Valley View June 3, 2022 present 19

Films[]

Theatrical films[]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Hannah Montana: The Movie April 10, 2009 $35,000,000 $155,545,279 44% 4.3

Television films[]

# Title Release date
1 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie August 28, 2009
2 The Suite Life Movie March 25, 2011
3 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! December 2, 2011
4 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex March 15, 2013

Crossovers[]

# Title Air date Crossover between
1 That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana July 28, 2006 That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana
2 Take This Job and Love It June 16, 2007 Hannah Montana and Cory in the House
3 That's So In The House July 8, 2007 That's So Raven and Cory in the House
4 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana July 17, 2009 Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana
5 Weasels on Deck October 11, 2010 I'm in the Band and The Suite Life on Deck
6 Charlie Shakes It Up! June 5, 2011 Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up
7 Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year December 7, 2012 Austin & Ally and Jessie
8 Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas November 29, 2013 Good Luck Charlie and Jessie
9 Jessie's Aloha Holidays with Parker & Joey November 28, 2014 Jessie and Liv & Maddie
10 Karate Kid-tastrophe March 27, 2015 Jessie and The Suite Life on Deck
11 Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med July 22, 2015 Lab Rats and Mighty Med
12 The Ghostest with the Mostest October 2, 2015 Jessie and I Didn't Do It
13 Girl Meets World of Terror 2 Girl Meets World and Austin & Ally
14 Bite Club I Didn't Do It and Austin & Ally
15 All Howls Eve October 4, 2015 K.C. Undercover and Jessie
16 Cyd and Shelby's Haunted Escape Best Friends Whenever and Girl Meets World
17 Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories Austin & Ally and K.C. Undercover
18 Haunt-a-Rooney Liv and Maddie and Best Friends Whenever
9 Raven About Bunk'd July 24, 2020 Raven's Home and Bunk'd

Notes:

  • Both "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" are each counted as three separate episodes. "Take This Job and Love It" is officially counted as a Hannah Montana episode, "Weasels on Deck" is counted as an I'm in the Band episode, and "Charlie Shakes It Up" is counted as a Good Luck Charlie episode, and a crossover between That's So Raven and its spin-off Cory in the House is called "Raven in the House;" it only counts as a Cory in the House episode. Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year will count as an episode for both series, due to it being a separate event.
  • There is a crossover episode of a show every year except for 2008. There were two crossovers in 2007; ("Raven in the House") with Cory in the House & That's So Raven, and ("Take This Job and Love It") with Hannah Montana & Cory in the House.

Television specials[]

# Title Air date Shows featured
1 Wish Gone Amiss Weekend July 13, 2007 Cory in the House, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana

SD and HD programming[]

Sonny with a Chance and all series produced since 2009, as well as seasons of existing series produced before 2009 that continued into that year were produced in high definition, but all series shot prior to 2009 were produced in standard definition.

External Link[]

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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–08) • Hannah Montana (2006–11) • Cory in the House (2007–08) • Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12) • The Suite Life on Deck (2008–11) • Sonny with a Chance (2009–11) • Jonas L.A. (2009–10) • I'm in the Band (2010–11) • So Random! (2011-12) • Pair of Kings (2010-13) • Shake It Up (2010-13) A.N.T. Farm (2011-14) • Good Luck Charlie (2010-14) • Kickin' It (2011-15) • Jessie (2011-15) • Austin & Ally (2011-16) • Lab Rats (2012-16) • Crash & Bernstein (2012-14) • Dog with a Blog (2012-15) • Liv and Maddie (2013-17) • Mighty Med (2013-15) • I Didn't Do It (2014-15) • Girl Meets World (2014-17) • K.C. Undercover (2015-18) • Best Friends Whenever (2015-16) • Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (2015-17) • Lab Rats: Elite Force (2016) • Bizaardvark (2016-19) • Coop & Cami Ask the World (2018-20) • Sydney to the Max (2019-21)
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Bunk'd (since 2015) • Raven's Home (since 2017) • The Villains of Valley View (since 2022)
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