[TV] Disney Planning TV Movie About Children Of Thier Animated Characters
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.12.2013
Descendants to include the children of heroes and villains...
Disney Channel is setting up a new live-action TV movie based on the "next generation" of its more iconic animated characters. D23 reports that the cable channel is developing Descendants, which will focus on the children of both heroes and villains from its animated films.
The synopsis reads as follows: 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, 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 film will be directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) with casting currently underway. Production kicks off next spring with a 2015 premiere eyed.