2015 film directed by Kenny Ortega

Descendants is a 2015 American musical fantasy television movie. It was directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega. The movie stars Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, and Cameron Boyce. It is about the heroes and villains of Disney animated movies. The movie tells the story of the children of villains Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Jafar (Aladdin), and Cruella de Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians). Their children are Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos. The children are given a chance to be with the heroes at Auradon Prep outside their island prison, The Isle of the Lost. Maleficent instructs Mal to steal the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and free their parents from captivity. However, they instead adjust to their new life and learn to be good. Mal falls in love with Ben, the son of King Beast and Queen Belle (Beauty and the Beast). The movie debuted on July 31, 2015, as a Disney Channel Original Movie, to positive reviews and 6.6 million viewers.

Written by
Directed byKenny Ortega
Narrated byDove Cameron
ComposerDavid Lawrence
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
  • Tracey Jeffrey (line producer)
  • Judy Taylor (executive producer)
CinematographyThomas Burstyn
EditorDon Brochu
Running time112 minutes
Production companies
  • Bad Angels Productions
  • A 5678 Productions
  • Disney Channel Original Productions
Original release
NetworkDisney Channel
ReleaseJuly 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)

The movie also stars Mitchell Hope, Melanie Paxson, Brenna D'Amico, Sarah Jeffery, Zachary Gibson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Dianne Doan, Dan Payne, Keegan Connor Tracy, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy, and Kristin Chenoweth.

The movie is the first installment in the Descendants franchise. It was spun off into a CGI animated short-form series titled Descendants: Wicked World. Two sequels to the movie were made. The first sequel was Descendants 2, which premiered on July 21, 2017.[1] The second sequel was Descendants 3, which premiered on August 2, 2019.[2]


  1. Disney Channel (October 15, 2015). "sequel confirmation on Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  2. "Disney Channel officially announces 'Descendants 3'". Archived from the original on 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2019-04-20.

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