Would you rather have a life pre-chosen for you, or have the chance to find your life yourself? Well in Disney Channel Descendants, that is what a few teenagers in present day Auradon was thinking. Carlos (Cameron Boyce), son of Cruella De Vil; Jay (Booboo Stewart), son of Jafar; Evie (Sofia Carson), daughter of the Evil Queen; and Mal (Dove Cameron), daughter of Maleficent. Have always lead the life their family has laid before them. But that changes.


Given a chance by Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope), Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos arrive at Auradon Prep and set out to steal the wand using Evie’s magic mirror to locate the wand at a nearby museum. There, Mal begins questioning being good or evil after seeing statues of Maleficent, Jafar, the Evil Queen and Cruella de Vil (“Evil Like Me”). Ultimately, they fail retrieving the wand after Jay accidentally sets off the alarm and they escape. From there all four start to question their old life as they make new friends in Auradon Prep.

Photo Credit: Disney Channel/Jack Rowand

My Take on Disney Channel Descendants

Without giving away too much of Disney Channel Descendants I would love to share about it all day long. This Disney original lives up to the Disney Channel expectation. I know when we screened Descendants in LA about a month ago, I knew my 10 and 11 year old would love it. But, little did I know that when the final dance was over I too would be wanting more. Disney Channel Descendants had me at,”Rotten to the Core” and  “Be Our Guest”. The acting in this film is spot on, but the choreography and music wins the movie hands down.

Disney Channel Descendants DVD Combo

After you watch Descendants on July 31, and love it, make sure you run out to the store or online to get your copy of the movie.

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!

Release Date: July 31, 2015 (Direct Pre-Book: 6/2; Distributor Pre-Book: 6/16)
Release Format: DVD

Bonus Features: Backstage Dance Rehearsals – Join the cast for their rigorous dance rehearsals conducted by director Kenny Ortega.