Disney DESCENDANTS dvd review

The premise for the latest Disney Channel movie may be one of the coolest ever.  Disney’s DESCENDANTS, now on DVD, focuses on the life of the children of our favorite heroes and villains.  How awesome is that?  The teenage kids of Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth-amazing as always), the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil are invited to attend prep school alongside the children of Belle and Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother, Mulan, and the rest of the heroes.  First of all, I think the costuming is incredible.  You can tell right away who the parent would be by the way the teens are dressed.  Now this isn’t in a costume sort of way–more of a fashionable hint.  If you are familiar with DisneyBounding, then you will have the idea.  I think these fashion pieces should be in the stores asap for teens/young adults.  It is very cool.  Next, Disney’s DESCENDANTS has all of the fantastic musical numbers you would expect from a Disney production.  “Rotten to the Core” kicks off the show and sets the tone for the villains. (This song is currently playing on Radio Disney).  Maleficent has a wonderfully evil song and Dove Cameron as her daughter, Mal, has the lead in several songs.   Watching these heroic and villainous teens interact may not look too different from your average high school campus.  There is a internal and external battle between good and evil for these kids.  Again, much like the hallways of your local school.  The Bonus Features include Backstage Dance Rehearsals with Director Kenny Ortega, the always hilarious Blooper reel, and #Mal, a peek into Mal’s social media life.  Disney’s DESCENDANTS is a unique look at the stories we all know and love. Next time you watch a Disney classic or a new release, ask yourself, “What happens next?”  Your answer may take you on a whole new adventure.

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