Details Magazine has just published their December Power and Influence issue. It includes a list of the
year’s top 50 most influential men under 45. That means there are still a few years for me to make the list.
But guess who made the top of the list this year? The young men of the Disney Channel properties like High School Musical and Even Stevens.
#1 Zac Efron, Shia LaBoeuf, and the Disney Kids (ages: 15 to 27):
Efron, LaBoeuf, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff, and the other Disney creations are infiltrating adult headspace like an airborne superbug. The 17.2 million viewers High School Musical 2 drew last year made it the highest-rated show in basic-cable history, and Disney is fanning the flames with yet another chart-topping soundtrack, an HSM stage adaptation, serialized novels, a video game, and an ice show. If you think you can escape Disney’s mind-controlling power, think again. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Even Stevens’ Shia LaBoeuf—who stars in next summer’s installment of Indiana Jones—were grown in Disney’s hothouse. Like it or not, we’re all caught in the mouse’s trap.