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We are Disney nuts in my house so I was super excited to sit down and watch the new movie, Descendants. In this magical land all the villains and their children are locked away on an island as punishment for their crimes....with no magic! Everyone else lives in on the mainland and the teens of famous "good" parents go to the fancy boarding school, Auradon Prep.?It is run by Fairy Godmother and the 16 year old soon-to-be king announces that the descendants of villains should be given a chance on the mainland. Four students are selected to attend the Prep school but Maleficence's daughter, Mal, has been given an evil task from her mother to help the villains escape.
From the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (?High School Musical? franchise) comes this original contemporary story of classic Disney characters reinvented and the introduction of modern Disney lore. Enter this new epic universe of relatable tween characters on a journey of self-discovery. New on Disney DVD, and complete with never-before-seen bonus and a FREE bracelet!
In a present day idyllic kingdom, 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 offspring 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, Evie 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?
This movie is by far my favorite of all the Disney Channel movies. As villains are more popular than ever this movie really hit the mark with my whole family. In true Disney Channel fashion there are musical numbers and of course a few lessons to be learned. Super cute movie and I really enjoyed seeing all the famous Disney characters' children all in one place.
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