Disney’s Maleficent film starring Angelina Jolie just crossed $200 million domestic this weekend, which bodes well for the upcoming Disney Channel film Descendants. Directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), it’s the story of multiple popular Disney villains, such as Maleficent, and how their kids struggle with their evil parents.
We recently got a look at the kids of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Jafar from Aladdin and Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians. Now you can see what the Disney Channel version of Jolie’s popular character looks like. She’s played by Tony and Emmy award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth. Read More »
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The upcoming Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants, has a fantastic idea. We know all the heroes of Disney movies live happily ever after, but the villains don’t die. So what happens to them? In Descendants, we learn all the villains have been exiled to the Isle of the Lost. When the new King of the Kingdom, the son of Belle and the Beast, takes the throne, he offers the kids of the villains a chance to redeem themselves. So the teenaged kids of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Jafar from Aladdin and Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians leave the Isle and join prep school alongside the kids of Disney heroes.
Casting is complete and now Disney has released the first image of the four stars of the film. Below see Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, played by Dove Cameron; Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, played by Sofia Carson; Jay, son of Jafar, played by Booboo Stewart; and Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil, played by Cameron Boyce. Read More »
Not to be confused with Oscar-winner The Descendants, Disney’s Descendants is the latest live-action Disney Channel movie that’s turning Disney tradition on its head. The film, directed by Kenny Ortega, is about the offspring of several imprisoned Disney villains. A new prince gives the children of Sleeping Beauty‘s Maleficent, Aladdin‘s Jafar, Snow White‘s Evil Queen and 101 Dalmatians’ Cruella de Vil a chance to choose a path different from their parents. It’ll air on Disney Channel in 2015.
Kristin Chenoweth was recently cast as Maleficent and now the other three supporting baddies have been cast. Comedian Maz Jobrani is Jafar, whose son Jay is played by X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star Booboo Stewart. Sister Act actress Kathy Najimy is the Evil Queen and her daughter Evie is a newcomer named Sofia Carson. Then Steve Harvey Show star Wendy Raquel Robinson is Cruella de Vil. Her son is named Carlos and he’s played by Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
The Mistress of All Evil will be coming to us in live-action form next year — and no, it won’t be for a sequel to Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent.
Kristen Chenoweth has been cast as the iconic villainess in Descendants, a Disney Channel Original Movie about the teenage offspring of classic fairy tale characters. Hit the jump for more details on the project.
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When you’re the offspring of popular Disney villains like Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen or Jafar, do you follow in your parent’s footsteps or learn from their mistakes? That’s the question at the center of Descendants, a new live-action Disney Channel film. It’ll be directed by Kenny Ortega, who helmed the High School Musical trilogy for the company.
Casting is underway from a script by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott. They’re aiming at a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel. Read more below. Read More »