The Disney Channel has released a trailer for their original movie Descendants, which follows the children of several Disney villains as they are shipped off to prep school. The characters include Maleficent’s teenage daughter Mal (Dove Cameron), Jafar’s son Jay (Booboo Stewart), Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos (Cameron Boyce), and the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie (Sofia Carson). While at the school they will come in contact with some of the children of Disney's heroes.
The movie looks so damn cheesy, but my girls are freakin' going to love it. There's a huge market out there for something like this, and I'm sure it will do very well for the network. Here are the story details:
Disney’s Descendants takes place in a present-day idyllic kingdom, where the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making spawn of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power, or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
The main villains in the TV movie are being played by Kristin Chenoweth (Maleficent), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Cruella de Vil), Kathy Najimy (Evil Queen), and Maz Jobrani (Jafar). The movie will premiere sometime this summer, and heaven forbid you have kids who are going to want to watch it.