Disney’s Descendants took the tween world by storm last summer, as the newest obsession, not seen since High School Musical. This musical story of redemption of the children of Disney villains was delightful and unique. The talented cast already came with a Disney fan base, not that they needed it, but it helps. Although not scheduled to be released until next summer, Disney gave us a 10-second teaser of Descendants 2… well, to tease us.
Descendants Directed by Kenny Ortega
Written by Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott
Starring Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, Mitchell Hope, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dan Payne, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy, Kristin Chenoweth Disney Channel
Air Date: Friday, July 31st, 2015, 8:00pm
Disney Channel movies, no matter if they are good or bad, tend to be very popular and overwatched, for a few reasons:
1) They star established Disney Channel TV Stars.
2) They have catchy pop tunes, sung by Disney Channel TV Stars.
3) They are re-aired twice a day, every day, for 6 months to a year (or until the sequel and/or next Disney Channel movie).
There is sometimes a 4th and 5th reason. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, you have to just be happy that it did – the movie has a good premise and some good acting (a few famous adult actors don’t hurt either).
The Disney Channel and Kenny Ortega are back together for a new musical TV movie this Friday, July 31st, at 8pm ET. Descendants has quite an original premise. Belle (Keegan Connor Tracy – Once Upon A Time) and The Beast (Dan Payne – The Cabin In The Woods), have unified the kingdoms, and “got himself elected as king of The United States of Auradon.” He banished all the evil people to the Isle of the Lost.
It’s official: Disney has announced the development of an original television movie called Descendants based on the teenage children of several fan-favorite villains. And with the ever-popular fairytale genre in both TV and film (Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Snow White and the Huntsman, the forthcoming Maleficent, among a multitude of others), why not?
The movie will be directed by Kenny Ortega, who’s worked with Disney in the past on projects like Hocus Pocus and the High School Musical movies, and written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (Runaway Bride, Desperate Housewives), with a 2015 Disney Channel premiere planned.