First Look: Descendants, Disney Channel Original Movie

Disney Descendants Kellie Freeze

Disney Channel announced an Original Movie slated to air in 2015 featuring the teenage offspring of some of Disney’s most deliciously evil villains. Disney’s live-action adventure comedy, Descendants, wasn’t announced as a musical, but according to Disney, the film will have songs and dancing and will be directed by legendary director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical).

Disney DescendantsPer a release from Disney: Disney’s iconic characters are living out their happy endings in Auradon, a present day idyllic kingdom. All defeated villains have been exiled to the Isle of the Lost, a remote island where they must spend their remaining days isolated from Auradon’s modern-day luxuries. Time passes, and the teenage son of King Beast and Queen Belle is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making descendants of the villains stuck on the Isle of the Lost. The teenaged kids of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of iconic Disney heroes. The villainous parents see this as an opportunity to use their children to carry out an evil plan that will finally free them all from the Isle of the Lost. Will these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?

Disney DescendantsThe star-studded cast includes,

  • Mal, played by Dove Cameron (Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie) as the daughter of Maleficent, played by Kristin Chenoweth (Glee, Broadway’s Wicked)
  • Evie, played by newcomer Sofia Carson as the daughter of the Evil Queen, played by Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act)
  • Jay, played by Booboo Stewart (X-Men Days of Future Past, Twilight) as the son of Jafar, played by Maz Jobrani (The Interpreter)
  • Carlosm played by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel’s Jessie) as the son of Cruella de Vil, played by Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game”)

Others progeny of beloved Disney characters include:

  • Ben, son of Belle and Beast – played by Australian newcomer Mitchell Hope
  • Jane, daughter of Fairy Godmother – played by Brenna D’Amico
  • Doug, son of Dopey – played by Zachary Gibson
  • Chad, son of Cinderella – played by Jedidiah Goodacre
  • Audrey, daughter of Sleeping Beauty – played by Sarah Jeffery
  • Lonnie, daughter of Mulan – played by Dianne Doan

What do you think, does the apple fall far from the evil tree? The cast photo is fierce, and I love the premise!

Image ©Bob D’Amico/Disney Channel

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