Today's a really exciting and unbelievable milestone for Wizards of Waverly Place: it has been exactly nine years since the show first premiered on Disney Channel back on October 12, 2007. Can you believe it?
The throwback pics and clips from the series always shock us with just how much the cast has grown up, evolved, and changed since the show was on the air: after all, stars like Selena Gomez, David Henrie, and Jake T. Austin were kids when the show began, and now they're fully grown adults. But, some of the photos remind us of something even more surprising: the cast hasn't actually changed as much as you may think they have.
That's right, there's still a little wizarding magic in all of them!
Click through the gallery to see then-and-now pics that compare these actors' Wizards days to their more recent post-show pics, and we have a feeling you'll be pleasantly surprised! Then, make sure to leave us your favorite memories from the series in the comments section.
The glo-up is evident, but the signature pose is real.
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