On July 31st, Disney Channel is proud to debut its original movie, DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS, an epic live-action adventure comedy that presents the teenage kids of Disney’s most infamous villains. Brought to you by Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, known for the popular musical franchise High School Musical,
DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS is a contemporary, music-driven story that centers around Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart), the teenage descendants of Disney’s villains — Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy), Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and Jafar (Maz Jobrani). Set 20 years after all the villains have been imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenagers face challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations. Pressured to follow in their parents’ evil footsteps, the villain kids realize they can determine their own fate and decide if they want to be good or evil.
With a knowing wink at traditional fairy tales, Disney’s “Descendants” fuses castles with classrooms to create a contemporary, music-driven story about the challenges adolescent offspring face in living up to parental and peer expectations. With unexpected characterization, plot twists and turns, and dashes of wry humor, the movie is designed to appeal to kids and grownups alike as its story playfully presents the possibilities of what happened after the “happily ever after.” Driven by exciting music and performance, the story is set in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon where Ben, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”), is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar, who have been imprisoned on the forbidden Isle of the Lost for 20 years. These villainous descendants are allowed into Auradon for the first time to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan. Only time will tell if these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents!