Lately I’ve been seriously obsessed with Disney’s DCOM trilogy, Descendants. If you don’t know what that is, let me tell you! Its sort of a “what happens next” after the happily ever after of the Disney fairy tales that we all know and love. The main characters are Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – four kids that are the children of villains – Malificent, Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil. All of the villains and their offspring live on what is called the Isle of the Lost, cut off from the rest of society. Ben is the son of the Beast and Belle and about to becoming the newly crowned king of Auradon, the kingdom in which the Beasts rules with allll the other fairy tale characters and their children. Ben decides to give a few of the Isle kids a chance to live in Auradon and the story goes from there.
It is directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega – who you might know from his work with Newsies, the High School musical trilogy, Dirty Dancing and more. I adore Kenny and this movie series kept sort of popping up on my radar but I just never took the time to do anything about it. I know that Melissa de la Cruz has also written a book series in tandem with the movies but I’ve never read them.