Recap on The Disney Channels Descendants Coming in 2015

Entertainment Weekly released this great article in December about a new upcoming 2015 Disney Channel movies, but because of the holiday rush it seems a lot of people missed this exciting news, so here is a quick recap.


The newest Disney Channel Original Movie is asking you to think things you never thought about your favorite Disney characters.

The network has announced that casting is now under way for a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy called Descendants that explores the teenage lives of the children of some of Disney’s greatest villain characters.

Here’s the scoop: Beast and Belle rule over an idyllic kingdom with their kind teenage son, who looks to be taking the throne, but his first proclamation involves a shot at redemption for the misbehaving kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Jafar (named Carlos, Mal, Evvie, and Jay, respectively).

The teens attend the kingdom’s hottest prep school alongside other famous offspring, including the children of the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Mulan. The villainous teens face a dilemma of nature vs. nurture, and whether they’ll follow in their parents’ footsteps or embrace their own inner hero.

The film comes from a script by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, and will be helmed by Emmy winner Kenny Ortega, who knows his way around a DCOM – he’s the director/choreographer behind High School Musical.

Now, any fan of the Disney lexicon is no doubt having trouble coping with this news. Is it scary to see our favorite characters have children and wonder how said offspring were conceived? YES. But is it also perhaps the most glorious idea ever, and a must-watch when it premieres in 2015? ALSO YES. The most exciting part is thinking about what other crazy characters we’ll see hit the screen, and who their parents might be (think Once Upon a Time: The High School Years). Cinderella and Prince Charming? Aladdin and Jasmine? Ariel and her regal boo?!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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