Disney’s ‘Descendants’ stars kids of fairy tale characters
THE TEENAGE KIDS of Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen form the core of 2015 TV movie ‘Descendants’, the quartet united in a first photo from the musical high school drama.
Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos are the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella in “Descendants,” invited to return from exile and join a school attended by the children of Disney’s interpretation of fairy tale heroes and heroines.
Integration means mixing with the offspring of Belle and the Beast, Dopey the dwarf, Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan, among others.
But the protagonists’ parents don’t appear to have reformed during their expulsion on the Isle of the Lost and want to use their children as a means of escaping back into the Auradon kingdom.
Taking the lead roles are Dove Cameron of Disney series “Liv and Maddie” as Mal, Booboo Stewart of “Twilight” as Jay, Cameron Boyce of “Jessie” and “Mirrors” as Carlos, and “Faking It” guest Sofia Carson as Evie.
A first photo from the set demonstrates that the four high school hopefuls aren’t looking to blend in all that much — though Jay stands a better chance than his multi-colored companions.
Written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriot (“The Starter Wife,” “Desperate Housewives”), “Descendants” is being directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega of “High School Musical.”