Disney Channel’s set a July 31, 2015 premiere date for the original movie Descendants and the comedy series Bunk’d. Descendants starring Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson will air at 8pm ET/PT followed immediately by Bunk’d‘s first episode.
Descendants focuses on the teenage children of Disney villains Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar. Kristin Chenoweth plays Maleficent, Maz Jobrani is Jafar, Kathy Najimy stars as the Evil Queen, and Wendy Raquel Robinson is Cruella de Vil. High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the music-driven movie from a script by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott.
The story, set in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon, playfully presents the unexpected possibilities of what happens after the “happily ever after.” As it unfolds, Ben, the benevolent teenage son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Beauty and the Beast), is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation is to offer a chance at redemption to Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar, who have all been sequestered on the forbidden Isle of the Lost for 20 years. These villainous descendants are allowed into Auradon for the first time to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan. Only time will tell if these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents.
As these sons and daughters of evil meet the children of goodness, their story incorporates empowering themes about self-confidence, finding the beauty within, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, teamwork, justice and empathy.
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-By Rebecca Murray
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