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Descendants (2015)

A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evie) and Jafar (Jay).
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Bonnie Mukherjee
June 12, 2022
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Disney's 'Descendants' Brings Diversity in the Present

The legacy of this movie starts off the film series with a bang of magic, plot twists, and battles. Disney's Descendants (2015) is the first movie in the film series. This movie brings diversity to young audiences in the present-day kingdom while preserving elements of magic, romance, and following one's dreams. The film features four offsprings--Mal, Carlos, Jay, and Evie--of respective villains Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar, and The Evil Queen; who travel to the kingdom of Auradon to go to preparatory school. As they start to fit in with the other students, they discover that their identities are different from those of their parents. Despite their original goal of stealing the Fairy Godmother's magic wand to break the barrier of the Isle of the Lost, the kids decide to follow their dreams. This article will discuss representation and diversity in the present-day kingdom and the movie's legacy. Mal, the main character of Disney's Descendants, has inherited her magic from the wicked fairy Maleficent. She struggles with obeying her mother's orders to steal the wand using her powers and following her desire to marry Ben, the son of Belle and The Beast. She discovers that Ben has romantic feelings for her, even without the love potion. As love is something that comes from within you, Mal realizes that she can use her magic to defy her mother's wishes of staying evil and change for the better. Mal's conflict ties with those of her friends Jay, Carlos, and Evie, as the kids discover their identities. Evie realizes that she is smart, Carlos overcomes his fear of dogs, and Jay is recruited to a sports team. All four kids choose to be good, as they're satisfied with changing for the better. As with many films produced by the studios, Disney's Descendants
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A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evie) and Jafar (Jay).

Rating:G
Genre:Family, Music, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, TV Movie
Directed By:Kenny Ortega
Written By:Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon
In Theaters:7/31/2015
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Runtime:112 minutes
Studio:Bad Angels Productions, Ltd., 5678 Productions

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