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Wizards of Waverly Place (TV Series 2007–2012) Poster

(2007–2012)

Trivia

Some of the spells are created by using the names of the producers. (E.g. Murrieta Animata is Peter Murrieta, Executive Producer.)
Despite the Russo family mixed ethnicities of Mexican and Italian, Selena Gomez (Alex) in real life is the only actor to have both ethnicities whereas Jake T. Austin (Max) is Puerto Rican, Polish and Argentine, David Henrie (Justin) and David DeLuise (Jerry) are Italian while Maria Canals-Barrera (Theresa) is Cuban.
The show was originally called "The Amazing Hannigans," then it was changed to "The Amazing O'Malleys," then it was changed to "Wizards of Waverly Place," then to "Disney's Wizards," and finally back to "Wizards of Waverly Place."
Joe Jonas auditioned for the role of Justin Russo.
Selena Gomez's character was originally named Brooke O'Malley.
As of 2012, Disney's most successful and longest-running TV Series (surpassing That's So Raven (2003)) with 106 episodes over four seasons.
The hardware store is called Greenwald's Hardware, which is a reference to creator Todd J. Greenwald.
The façade of Tribeca Academy, where the Russo children go to school, despite there being no such place, is actually PS 40, which is in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan on East 20th Street between First and Second Avenue, and is actually northeast of Tribeca.
Several characters are named for characters from series in the 1960s. Mr. Laritate is named for the character played by David White in Bewitched (1964); Ms. Majorhealey for a character played by Bill Daily in I Dream of Jeannie (1965).
In the Sub Station, there is a poster in the background for "Sublet", which is a blatant nod to the musical "Rent", as the word "sublet" is a synonym for "rent", and the posters are designed in similar styles.
As of today it is still the longest Disney channel show. With 106 episodes
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The Greenwich Village setting was largely inspired by Creator Todd Greenwald's having grown up in Greenwich Village.
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Show was originally going to take place in Ireland.
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