The next generation of villains arrive in this trailer for Disney's DESCENDANTS

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As somebody with two nieces who visit regularly, I’ve been subjected to the inhuman torture of the Disney Channel far too much in my life. High School Musical, Camp Rock, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place and… urgh… Hannah Montana and much more have probably ensured me a large therapists bill in the future. The painful lot of them are overacted, poorly scripted and cheesier than rodent flatulence. And clearly not made for me but rather kids like my nieces who devour this stuff religiously.

And the next bit of gory torture that’s sure to take its toll on my life is Disney’s Descendants, a new live-action TV movie that details the misdaventures of the progeny of four famous Disney villains as they attend high school for the first time. And it looks just as horrible as all those other Disney shows I listed previously. Which probably means that kids are going to love this to bits.

Descendants is directed, choreographed and exec produced by High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega and stars Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Cameron Boyce as Carlos and Booboo Stewart as Ja, the respective offspring of Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent, Kathy Najimy as the Evil Queen, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Cruella de Vil and Maz Jobrani as Jafar.

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Descendants will debut on the Disney Channel some time in middle of the year.

Last Updated: April 28, 2015

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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