Descendants (franchise)

Descendants is an American media franchise centered on a series of Disney Channel musical fantasy[1][2] films directed by Kenny Ortega and created by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott.

Created byJosann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
OwnerDisney Channel
Print publications
Novel(s)See list
Films and television
Short film(s)
  • Under The Sea (2018)
  • Audrey's Royal Return (2019)
  • Wicked Woods (2019)
Television special(s)Descendants: The Royal Wedding (2021)
Television short(s)
Theatrical presentations
Musical(s)Disney's Descendants: The Musical
Original music
Produced by
  • Judy Taylor (12)
  • Josann McGibbon (23)
  • Sara Parriott (23)
  • Kenny Ortega (23)
  • Wendy Japhet (3)
Written by
Music by
  • Thomas Burstyn (1)
  • Mark Iwin (2)
  • Adam Santelli (3)
Edited byDon Brochu

The franchise's world is placed in a universe that serves as a continuation after the Disney Animated Classics series. Starring Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart, each film chronicles the lives of the teenage children of four Disney-villains on the Isle of the Lost, and their move to Auradon at the request of the teenage son of Queen Belle and King Beast. The first film was released as a Disney Channel Original Movie in July 2015. Following its success, a sequel was put into production and premiered across six Disney-owned networks in July 2017. In August 2019, the third film premiered on Disney Channel. Each film was accompanied by original music, and film soundtrack; the first soundtrack peaked at number one in the United States, while the second soundtrack peaked at number six, and the third peaked at number seven.

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