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Descendants (2015)

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The teenage son of the king and queen of Auradon offers the trouble-making children of villains a chance to attend prep school in the kingdom.

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Kenny Ortega
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dove Cameron ... Mal
Cameron Boyce ... Carlos
Booboo Stewart ... Jay
Sofia Carson ... Evie
Mitchell Hope ... Ben
Melanie Paxson ... Fairy Godmother
Brenna D'Amico ... Jane
Sarah Jeffery ... Audrey
Zachary Gibson ... Doug
Jedidiah Goodacre ... Chad Charming
Dianne Doan ... Lonnie
Dan Payne ... Beast
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Belle
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Cruella de Vil
Maz Jobrani ... Jafar
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Storyline

Ben, son of Belle and the once selfish Beast, is poised to become next on the throne, however he is not ready and allows the villain kids from the Isle of the Lost to attend Auradon Prep. From there, things go way down hill.

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They're not bad. They're just born that way.


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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descendants See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The castle used for Auradon Prep is Hatley Castle a historic mansion built by James Dunsmuir son of the Vancouver Island coal baron Robert Dunsmuir who built Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria BC's other iconic castle. Hatley Park is an iconic Victoria landmark and has appeared in lots of shows and movies as far back as the 90s. It is now home to Royal Roads University which is a real life school. See more »

Goofs

At the end of 'Be Our Guest', we can clearly see Audrey's finishing pose is with her hands touching her head, but in the wider shot, it is shown that she ended with the same hand on her hip, then when the shot tightens again, we see her taking her hand off her head. See more »

Quotes

[In Remedial Goodness 101]
Fairy Godmother: If someone gives you a crying baby, do you a: curse it, b: lock it in a tower, c: give it a bottle, or d: carve out its heart?
[Evie raises her hand]
Fairy Godmother: Yes, Evie.
Evie: What was the second one again?
Fairy Godmother: [smiles, tries not to look disappointed] Oh, okay. Anybody else?
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Alternate Versions

Subsequent rebroadcasts of the film after 2015 moved the end credits to the beginning of the movie and removed the end credits video with Shawn Mendes singing "Believe", replacing it with the last few minutes of "Set it Off". See more »

Connections

References Pushing Daisies (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

If Only
Performed by Dove Cameron (uncredited) and Dani Rose (uncredited)
Written by Adam Anders, Nikki Anders (as Nikki Hassman) and Peer Astrom
Produced by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom
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Nostalgia, hit and miss.
1 August 2015 | by kloklo_87See all my reviews

After the promotion this Disney Original Movie got, I had to go on great lengths to watch it.

The movie reminded me a lot of the 90's Disney Originals and held a familiar sensation which I will attribute it to HalloweenTown. The notions were childish and simple but totally in tune with the Disney Originals tradition which can be seen when Magic and Fantasy is involved.

The movie from the perspective of an adult or an overly mature teen might miss the point. Yes, this movie is not great but it managed to convince us that the silliness of the Golden Age of Disney Animation was not forgotten. On the contrary somewhere the Disney villains settled down and had kids. As a 90's kid I have to admit that I feel somewhat satisfied.

The plot is simple and the musical parts were not half bad but will pass with difficulty in the D.O.M. Hall of Fame as High School musical and HalloweenTown did. I believe that Disney could pull off a great series with this material which would have been perhaps hilarious but as a movie it's something less than Cinderella 1997 of Rodgers and Hammerstein but more of the last attempts to follow the last decade's magic/ghost/zombie and vampire trade.

Therefore, if you think about watching it beware. It may seem great and nostalgic but absurd on several points. In my opinion the plot at some points had great thoughts, badly put together but that's just my opinion. Young children and teens will probably like it but their parents will be a tad disappointed. This is an attempt to lure the young generation back to Disney's animation and live action traditions but parents and young adults alike will be emotionally conflicted.


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