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11 items from 2015


Disney Channel movie Descendants will grace the UK this September

17 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney's Descendants has been given a premiere date in the UK.

The music-driven movie, featuring Disney's most infamous villains, will air on September 25 at 5.30pm on Disney Channel UK.

A soundtrack will be released in the same month, with songs performed by the cast.

Descendants playfully presents the possibilities of what happens after the 'happily ever after'.

Set in the kingdom of Auradon, the offspring of the likes of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar are allowed in to attend prep school alongside the children of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

Themes include self-confidence, finding the beauty within and freedom of choice.

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega directs and choreographs, while Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and Kristin Chenoweth are among the stars.

Watch a trailer for Descendants below: »

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Disney Channel movie Descendants will grace the UK this September

17 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Disney's Descendants has been given a premiere date in the UK.

The music-driven movie, featuring Disney's most infamous villains, will air on September 25 at 5.30pm on Disney Channel UK.

A soundtrack will be released in the same month, with songs performed by the cast.

Descendants playfully presents the possibilities of what happens after the 'happily ever after'.

Set in the kingdom of Auradon, the offspring of the likes of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar are allowed in to attend prep school alongside the children of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

Themes include self-confidence, finding the beauty within and freedom of choice.

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega directs and choreographs, while Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and Kristin Chenoweth are among the stars.

Watch a trailer for Descendants below: »

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Kristin Chenoweth, Kenny Ortega Celebrate Premiere of Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants’

25 July 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A high school film filled with show tunes fared well for Disney Channel nine years ago. The network gives the “High School Musical” recipe another try with helmer Kenny Ortega in its biggest production to date, “Descendants.”

The TV movie premiered Friday at Walt Disney Studios. Before the screening, Disney Channel President Gary Marsh told attendees about the two and a half years of work that went into the project.

“We have now made 100 Disney Channel original movies, and this is by far the biggest and most ambitious movie we’ve ever attempted,” Marsh said.

The feature follows the malevolent teenage offspring of popular Disney villains from “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “101 Dalmatians” and “Aladdin.” The live-action pic fuses classic tales and high school drama with original music for Mouse fans of all ages, an attempt at reaching past the network’s target demos.

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- Mannie Holmes

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'Descendants' Preview Brings Classic Disney Characters to Life

23 July 2015 6:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega is returning to the Disney Channel with the all-new original TV movie Descendants, which brings some awfully wicked offspring to life. The first 6-minutes have debuted online, with Kenny Ortega introducing the movie and the wild thrills it contains. Here, we get to meet the teenage son of Belle and Beast, who rule over the fantasy kingdom of Auradon. All of the fairytale kingdoms have come together as one, for a story about what happens after 'happily ever after'.

Kenny Ortega describes Disney's Descendants as a modern fairy tale. As he puts it, it's a 'Once Upon a Now' story that will surely resonate with today's youth, as well as their parents alike. This opening prologue springs from the interface of an iPad, telling how Beast became president of Auradon, booting all of the villains and their sidekicks off to the Isle of the Lost. »

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Watch: Disney Releases First 6 Minutes of ‘Descendants’

23 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you can’t wait another week for “Descendants,” you’re in luck. On Thursday, Disney released the first six minutes of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, which premieres Friday, July 31.

The movie from director Kenny Ortega tells the story of the teenage children of Disney’s most infamous villains — Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and the Evil Queen.

Kristin Chenoweth stars as Maleficent, and “Liv and Maddie” star Dove Cameron plays her daughter, Mal. The rest of the cast is rounded out by more Disney family faces — Sofia Carson (“Austin & Ally”) plays Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy); Cameron Boyce (“Jessie”) plays Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s (Wendy Raquel Robinson) son; and and Booboo Stewart (“Good Luck Charlie,” “Twilight”) plays Jay, the son of Jafar (Maz Jobrani).

Watch the six-minute “Descendants” sneak peek here:

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Disney Sets Dates for Descendants Movie, Jessie Spinoff Bunk'd

1 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The theme this July on Disney Channel is “offspring and offshoots.”

The network announced on Monday that its live-action movie Descendants and the Jessie spinoff Bunk’d will both debut Friday, July 31.

VideoDescendants Conjures the Kids of Maleficent, Cruella, Other Baddies

Kicking things off at 8/7c is Descendants, which centers on the teenage sons and daughters of the most infamous Disney villains. Directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), the movie stars Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron (Liv & Maddie) as Maleficent and her daughter Mal; Maz Jobrani and Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Jafar »

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Disney Channel’s ‘Bunk’D,’ ‘Descendants’ to Premiere in July

1 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney Channel has set July 31 for back-to-back premieres of its latest film, “Descendants” and “Bunk’D,” its spinoff of the comedy series “Jessie.”

Descendants” stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson as the teen offspring of Disney’s most infamous villain.

The music-driven story about the challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations is directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”). Wendy Japhet is also an executive producer. Paul Becker is the co-choreographer. The script was written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott who are also co-producers. The cast also includes Kristin Chenoweth, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and Mitchell Hope.

Descendants” will premiere at 8 p.m. July 31 on Disney Channel, but verified users of the Watch Disney Channel app and WatchDisneyChannel.com may see it on those platforms starting July 24.

Camp comedy “Bunk’D” will premiere immediately following “Descendants.” The »

- Whitney Friedlander

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‘Descendants’ of Classic Disney Villains Join Heroic Counterparts for Prep School in First Trailer (Video)

26 April 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The next generation of Disney villains takes center stage in the Disney Channel original film “Descendants.” Starring Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent (“Sleeping Beauty”), Kathy Najimy as Evil Queen (“Snow White”), Wendy Raquel Robinson as Cruella de Vil (“101 Dalmations”) and Maz Jobrani as Jafar (“Aladdin”), the question becomes whether evil is inherited or not. In the first official trailer for the two-hour summer event, the kids of these classically evil villains seem almost… nice. Or at least no more troubled than you might expect any typical teenager to be. The trailer features some fun scenery-chewing moments from both Chenoweth and Najimy, »

- Jason Hughes

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Descendants Trailer Conjures the Kids of Maleficent, Cruella, Other Baddies

26 April 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The demon spawns are coming…

Disney Channel has released the trailer for Descendants, its contemporary two-hour movie that introduces the teenage offspring of classic villains Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar (played by Kristin ChenowethKathy NajimyWendy Raquel Robinson and Maz Jobrani, respectively).

RelatedDisney Channel’s Jessie Spinoff Gets Title, Premise, Cast Additions

The pic, from High School Musical vet Kenny Ortega, bows this summer.

Press Play above and then hit the comments with an answer to this question: Does Descendants look wicked… or woeful? 

Related storiesFirst Look: Meet the Descendants of Maleficent, Cruella & Other »

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Watch: First Trailer Released for Disney’s ‘The Descendants’

26 April 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

‘The Descendants” are finally here.

The first trailer for the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie, revolving around the teenage offspring of classic Disney villains, was released Sunday evening during the Radio Disney Music Awards telecast.

The official trailer gives the first glimpse of the modern-day fairytale that introduces Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) — the children of Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy), Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and Jafar (Maz Jobrani).

Cameron, who stars on Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” plays Chenoweth’s daughter.

Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) directs, choreographs and exec produces the TV movie, which premieres this summer on Disney Channel.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

28 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knights of Prosperity

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Created by Rob Burnett, David Letterman, Jon Beckerman

Produced by B & B Productions, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, ABC Studios

Aired on ABC for 1 season (13 episodes, 2 Unaired) from January 3 – August 23, 2007

Cast

Donal Logue as Eugene Gurkin

Sofia Vergara as Esperanza Villalobos

Lenny Venito as Francis “Sasquatch” Squacieri

Kevin Michael Richardson as Rockefeller Butts

Maz Jobrani as Gourishankar Subramaniam

Josh Grisetti as Louis Plunk

Show Premise

After reflecting on the life of his recently deceased plumber coworker, Eugene Gurkin realizes that he wants to get more out of life, and decides to steal from the rich and famous in order to get it. He enlists his plumbing colleague, a cab driver, a security guard, and a waitress to achieve the goal. Together they decide on a target, Mick Jagger, which begins a series of foolishly constructed schemes to break into the rock star’s NYC high rise apartment. »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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