Maleficent

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 ChenowethRead More »

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Kristin Chenoweth Maleficent

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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‘Rio 2′ Trailer: To Grandfather’s House We Go

Rio 2

2011′s Rio was entirely founded on the premise that Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) were the only blue macaws left in the entire world. The whole reason Blu left his comfy Minnesota home was to meet and mate with Jewel, lest their species die out altogether.

But maybe Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) isn’t such a great ornithologist after all, because in Rio 2 it turns out that there are others of their kind out there in the jungle. A whole flock of ‘em, in fact. And unfortunately for Blu, that crowd includes Jewel’s dad Eduardo (Andy Garcia) and her handsome ex-boyfriend Roberto (Bruno Mars). Watch the newest full-length trailer after the jump.

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