Descendants (2015 film)

Descendants is a 2015 American musical fantasy[1][2] adventure-comedy television film directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega. The film stars Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, and Cameron Boyce as the teenage children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil, respectively. The film follows these teenagers adjusting to life outside their island prison, while on a mission to steal the Fairy Godmother's wand and free their parents from captivity. It debuted on July 31, 2015, as a Disney Channel Original Movie, to positive reviews and 6.6 million viewers.

Descendants
Promotional poster
Genre
Written by
Directed byKenny Ortega
Starring
ComposerDavid Lawrence
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Producers
  • Tracey Jeffrey (line producer)
  • Judy Taylor (executive producer)
CinematographyThomas Burstyn
EditorDon Brochu
Running time112 minutes
Production companies
  • Bad Angels Productions
  • 5678 Productions
  • Disney Channel Original Productions
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Original releaseJuly 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Chronology
Followed byDescendants 2
Related shows

The film also stars Mitchell Hope, Melanie Paxson, Brenna D'Amico, Sarah Jeffery, Zachary Gibson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Dianne Doan, Dan Payne, Keegan Connor Tracy, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy, and Kristin Chenoweth.

The first installment in the Descendants franchise, Descendants was spun off into a CGI animated short-form series titled Descendants: Wicked World, and was followed by a sequel, Descendants 2, which premiered on July 21, 2017,[3] and a third film, Descendants 3, which premiered August 2, 2019.[4]


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