It’s pretty standard fare in every Disney flick that the heroes defeat the bad guys and live happily ever after. But, as Disney is a company designing kids’ flicks, the villains don’t usually meet a horrific and final end. So what happens to all the baddies once they’ve lost their fight? As it turns out, they run off and have kids. In an upcoming Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants, the mouse crew is taking a look at what happens to the kids of the evil bad guys. Scroll on for a first look at the cast of the movie.
In case you couldn’t figure out who is who, they are, in clockwise order – Jay, the son of Jafar (played by Booboo Stewart), Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil (played by Cameron Boyce), Evie, the daughter Snow White’s Evil Queen (played by Sofia Carson) and last but not least, Mal, the daughter of Maleficent (played by Dove Cameron).
Is your curiosity piqued? Here’s the official press release in case you want to know more:
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’s Descendants is a contemporary live-action adventure comedy that introduces the teenage progeny of Disney’s iconic characters – most notably its evil villains. The Disney Channel Original Movie will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2015.
CHARACTERS PICTURED 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,” “Twilight”)
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 Canada”).
“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,” “America’s Best Dance Crew”).
No word on the exact release date, but we do know that it will be hitting the small screen sometime in 2015.