Perhaps it was a bit of foreshadowing, but at San Diego Comic-Con International last month, there was a display in the Hasbro booth that showed two dolls from their Disney Descendants collection suspended in an underwater scene behind glass. There was a note to make it clear that this was solely an artistic representation - not a playset for sale, but the underwater adventure was being shared by Mal and Uma. Now comes the surprise news that on September 28, Disney Channel with air Under the Sea: A Descendants Story - an all-new short film featuring those very characters. Check out a teaser below!
Two years ago, I had the unique honor of sitting in a theater in Burbank with Director/Choreographer Kenny Ortega to watch Disney's DESCENDANTS before its official premiere, and before it became a phenomenon. From the moment the kids first walked out singing "Rotten to the Core," I new Descendants would be huge, and now the crew is back! As announced earlier this week, Descendants 2 premieres FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on five networks – Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform, Disney XD and Lifetime! Check out the trailer below, along with the new music video, "Ways to Be Wicked!"
Disney's Descendants was a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, and now that we're just a few months out from the release of Descendants 2, our girls have been getting more excited with each little tidbit of info. Now comes a big reveal - full details on the film's soundtrack, and the pending release of "Ways to Be Wicked," the first single. The new track featuring Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart, will debut on Radio Disney tomorrow, THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (3:00 p.m. PDT). Additionally, the single will be available for download, and the pre-order for the full Descendants 2 soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records wherever digital music is sold and streamed on FRIDAY, APRIL 14.
Last October, Disney made it official that a sequel to their summer hit, DESCENDANTS, was in-development for a 2017 release. Today comes word that all the pieces are in-place, and DESCENDANTS 2 has a greenlight to start production! "Just when you thought 'Happily Ever After' had come to the land of Auradon, 'Descendants 2' turns the page to reveal a whole new level of mystery and surprise," said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, alluding to the fact that DESCENDANTS 2 will bring the offspring of some additional classic baddies to life, with the children of Captain Hook, Ursula and Gaston set to arrive.
It was only a matter of time, and today that time has come... After making a huge splash last year as "Evie" in the Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS, Sofia Carson has signed an exclusive worldwide recording contract with Republic Records/Hollywood Records. Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt and Republic Records Chairman & CEO Monte Lipman made the announcement today, along with plans for Carson to premiere her debut single, “Love Is the Name,” on April 7 via Radio Disney, the same day the track ships to Top 40 Radio. The song follows Carson's solo version of the DESCENDANTS soundtrack hit, "Rotten to the Core," which has already garnered over 60 million video views.
With Black History Month upon us, a new installment of "Be Inspired" has launched on Disney Channel and Disney XD, this one featuring Cameron Boyce (DESCENDANTS, GAMER'S GUIDE TO PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING) paying tribute to his grandmother, Jo Ann Allen Boyce. In 1956, the first group of African-American teens to integrate into a public school in the South were dubbed "The Clinton 12," and Boyce's grandmother was among them. View the video below...