The Next Generation of Disney Villains: Descendants DVD Review

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It’s no secret the Brainfoggles team members are Disney fanatics, so we love it when Disney debuts a new movie. After much anticipation the new Disney movie featuring Disney villains, Descendants, directed by Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” franchise), debuted on Disney channel on July 31st. I gathered my own little descendants, and we spent the evening having family movie night.

If you missed the opportunity to see the debut of Descendants on the Disney channel you can still watch anytime you want. Descendants was also released on Disney DVD on July 31st!

Disney Descendants DVD

The DVD features never-before-seen bonus footage including bloopers and backstage dance rehearsals. There is also a charm bracelet packed inside the case with charms representing the tween descendants: Carlos, Mal, Evie, and Jay.


About Descendants:

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, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters.

These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

The Cast:

Kristin Chenoweth (“Wicked,” TV’s “Glee”) as Maleficent
Dove Cameron (TV’s “Liv & Maddie”) as Mal the daughter of Maleficent
Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game,” “Miss Congeniality”) as Cruella de Vil
Cameron Boyce (TV’s “Jessie”) as Carlos the son of Cruella de Vil
Maz Jobrani (“The Interpreter,” “13 Going on 30”) as Jafar
Booboo Stewart (“X-Men Days of Future Past,” “Twilight”) as Jay the son of Jafar
Kathy Nijimy (“WALL-E,” “Sister Act”) as the Evil Queen
Sofia Carson (TV’s “Austin & Ally”) as Evie the daughter of the Evil Queen
Mitchell Hope (“Down the Way,” “Yes Mum”) as Ben the son of Beast and Belle
Melanie Paxson (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “Happy Family”) as Fairy Godmother
Brenna D’Amico as Jane the daughter of Fairy Godmother
Sarah Jeffery (“Shades of Blue,” “Rogue”) as Audrey the daughter of Princess Aurora
Zachary Gibson (“Zapped”) as Doug the son of Dopey
Jedidiah Goodacre (“If There Be Thorns,” “Zapped”) as Chad Charming the son of Cinderella
Dianne Doan (“Last Night in Suburbia”) as Lonnie the daughter of Mulan

My thoughts:

Our family really enjoyed this movie. I was afraid my girls might be a little young to understand it, but I was pleasantly surprised by their enthusiasm. I enjoyed seeing the more mature versions of my favorite Disney villains interacting with their own children. The cast was wonderful, and we all found ourselves singing along with some updated versions of our favorite Disney songs. If you are a Disney fan, Descendants is a definite must see!

Who is your favorite Disney villain? If you’ve seen Descendants share your thoughts with us!

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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  1. I think my niece would love to see this movie. We’re going to have to get it and watch it together. Thanks for the review.

  2. Richard Hicks says:

    I want to see this and kids will too