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Disney Channel is prepping a new take on some of its most popular animated characters with "Descendants," a live-action telefilm that will look at the "next generation" of the studio's animated heroes and villains with High School Musical 's Kenny Ortega attached to direct. The news broke via Disney's official fanclub, D23 , with the following official description: In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney.s iconic Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, »

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