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Photo: First Look at Cast of Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS

June 16
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Photo: First Look at Cast of Disney Channel's DESCENDANTSDisney's iconic characters are living out their Happy Endings in Auradon, a present day idyllic kingdom. All defeated villains have been exiled to the Isle of the Lost, a remote island where they must spend their remaining days isolated from Auradon's modern-day luxuries. Time passes, and the teenage son of King Beast and Queen Belle is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making descendants of the villains stuck on the Isle of the Lost.

The teenaged kids of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of iconic Disney heroes. The villainous parents see this as an opportunity to use their children to carry out an evil plan that will finally free them all from the Isle of the Lost. Will these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?

Disney's Descendants is a contemporary live-action adventure comedy that introduces the teenage progeny of Disney's iconic characters - most notably its evil villains. The Disney Channel Original Movie will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2015.

Characters pictures in photo at left:

Mal:
Played by Dove Cameron (Disney Channel's "Liv and Maddie")
Daughter of Maleficent, played by Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee," Broadway's "Wicked")

Evie:
Played by newcomer Sofia Carson
Daughter of the Evil Queen, played by Kathy Najimy ("Hocus Pocus," "Sister Act")

Jay:
Played by Booboo Stewart ("X-Men Days of Future Past," "Twilight")
Son of Jafar, played by Maz Jobrani ("The Interpreter")

Carlos:
Played by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel's "Jessie")

Son of Cruella de Vil, played by Wendy Raquel Robinson ("The Game")


ADDITONAL CHARACTERS:

Ben, son of Belle and Beast - played by Australian newcomer Mitchell Hope
Jane, daughter of Fairy Godmother - played by Brenna D'Amico
Doug, son of Dopey - played by Zachary Gibson
Chad, son of Cinderella - played by Jedidiah Goodacre
Audrey, daughter of Sleeping Beauty - played by Sarah Jeffery
Lonnie, daughter of Mulan - played by Dianne Doan
And more surprises...

FILMMAKERS

The Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") is directing
and also executive producing alongside Wendy Japhet ("An Education", "The Italian Job"). Ortega is
doing the choreography with longtime collaborator, Paul Becker ("So You Think You Can Dance
Canada").

"Descendants" is written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott ("The Starter Wife," "Desperate
Housewives"). Behind-the-scenes talent includes production designer Mark Hofeling ("Teen Beach
Movie," "High School Musical") and costume designer Kara Saun ("Project Runway," "America's Best
Dance Crew").

HASHTAGS & OFFICIAL TWITTER HANDLES

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@SofiaaCarson
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