Have you ever wondered what happens after the words “happily ever after” appear at the end of a book or movie? We can let our imaginations run wild and make up our own endings to the stories we loved to hear and see.
Disney is well know for it’s animated family films, all which end on a happy note. Evilness is punished, love conquers all, and every princess gets her very own Prince Charming. Snow White is kissed awake by the Prince, Sleeping Beauty is also smooched back to life by Prince Phillip, and Belle had her Beast turn into the man he was before the enchanted spell was cast upon him.
The only exception to this plot line is Fa Mulan and Li Shang. At the end of the film Mulan, after having saved China from the Huns, she returns home to her family. It is Li Shang, the son of the slain General, who goes after her after the Emperor tells her that “you do not find a girl like that every Dynasty”. Mulan, the Warrior is the woman who wins the heart of her man.
After the closing credits, what happens next?
In the new Disney Channel film entitled Descendants, we get to find out.
The Plot of Disney’s Descendants
In a plot line similar to the popular Happily Ever After dolls, the movie revolves around the offspring of familiar fairy tale characters. In the kingdom of Auradon, where Belle and Beast are the King and Queen, the crown is going to passed down to their son, Prince Ben. He has a kind heart and thinks only of the good in others.
Seeing only kindness, his first proclamation sends shivers down the spines of his parents. He wants to give the children of their evil nemesis a chance to be good. After all, evil is a learned character trait and maybe the lessons of the parents have not stuck yet.
He invites the children of Maleficent, Jafar, The Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil to attend school in his kingdom. Their families had been banished to the Isle of the Lost, where all evil goers are sent after being caught.
Once Mal, (Maleficent’s daughter), Carlos (Cruella’s son), Jay (the son of Jafar) and Evie (daughter of the Evil Queen) arrive, they all have an internal good versus evil dilemma to face. Do they do what their parents have asked-which is steal the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand and have all control over good versus evil-or do they realize that they have been fed a bunch of lies and being good is not a bad thing after all.
This is a Disney production, so you can guess where the end will lead you.
The Stars of Descendants
In classic Disney fashion, the cast of the movie has many faces that are familiar to the tween audience to whom it caters. Portraying Mal is Dove Cameron, the young woman who stars in the Disney Channel’s hit show Liv and Maddie, portraying identical twins. Cameron Boyce, who stars in Jessie as Luke, plays Cruella De Vil’s son, Carlos. There are other up and coming talents that are sure to be seen in future Disney Channel programming.
Adults also have some high caliber actors to watch as well. Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth stars as Maleficient, Kathy Najimy from My Big, Fat Greek Wedding fame portrays The Evil Queen and Wendy Raquel Robinson from The Steve Harvy Show plays Cruella De Vil.
The characters are going to be very popular to dress as for Halloween.
Disney Descendants Halloween Costumes
Fans of the film, which there are many thanks to the endless playing of the trailers and interviews with the stars on The Disney Channel, can now dress like them for Halloween.
This is Mal, Maleficient’s daughter and one of the leader’s of the evil offspring. This costume includes everything except the wig, which is sold separately. Add your own black shoes for the perfect look.
It is good to be bad, and here is Evie, daughter of Snow White’s The Evil Queen. Her printed dress and everything else except the wig and shoes are included. This is one funky costume!
Here is Evie in her Coronation Day costume. Not only is she available, but so are Mal, Lonnie, and Audrey. You can find Evie and all of these Disney Descendants costumes here.
Halloween is going to full of Disney characters once again!
Featured image from pixabay.com and altered by the author in picmonkey.com