The Disney Channel has released an official photo from their upcoming original TV movie Descendants, which gives us our first look at the children of iconic Disney villains. The photo features Mal (Dove Cameron), the daughter of Maleficent, Evie (Sofia Carson), the daughter of the Evil Queen, Jay (BooBoo Stewart), the son of Jafar and Carlos (Cameron Boyce), the son of Cruella de Vil. Take a look at the photo, then read on for more details about this Disney Channel movie.
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?
Descendants is a Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Kenny Ortega that will feature the teenage progeny of Disney's classic characters - most notably its villains. The film is currently in production and will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2015.
Characters Featured in This Photo
- Played by Dove Cameron (Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie)
- Daughter of Maleficent, played by Kristin Chenoweth (Glee, Broadway's Wicked)
- Played by newcomer Sofia Carson
- - Daughter of the Evil Queen, played by Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act)
- Played by BooBoo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)
- - Son of Jafar, played by Maz Jobrani (The Interpreter)
- Played by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel's Jessie)
- - Son of Cruella de Vil, played by Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game)
- 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
- - And more surprises...
The Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) is directing and also executive producing alongside Wendy Japhet (An Education, The Italian Job). Ortega is doing the choreography with longtime collaborator, Paul Becker (So You Think You Can Dance).
Descendants is written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (The Starter Wife, Desperate Housewives). Behind-the-scenes talent includes production designer Mark Hofeling (Teen Beach Movie, High School Musical) and costume designer Kara Saun (Project Runway, Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew).