USA Today Provides First Look at The Descendants

USA Today Provides First Look at The Descendants

disney-the-descendentsKristin Chenoweth takes a dark turn playing the evil Maleficent in Disney's upcoming original movie, The Descendants. USA Today provides a first look at the film and its fairy tale-inspired family tree. Read a snippet below and head to USAToday.com to read more! First look: 'Descendants,' villains' progeny These rotten apples don't fall far from the family tree. The sons and daughters of Disney's greatest villains take the spotlight in the upcoming Disney Channeloriginal movie Descendants, an action/adventure/romantic comedy with musical numbers directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical). Those beloved baddies of classic animated movies are "misunderstood in a lot of ways," says Kristin Chenoweth, who has a darkly humorous turn as the evil Maleficent. "Everybody wants what they want, and these villains want what they want." Premiering this summer, the movie checks in with familiar characters in their "happily ever after" existences — well, at least for the heroes — on the mainland in Auradon. Villains such as Jafar (Maz Jobrani), Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and theEvil Queen (Kathy Najimy) have been shipped off to the Isle of the Lost, where a magical barrier strips them of their powers. Read the full article here.