Descendants fandom runs deep and strong, which makes it easy to see why Disney wanted to make a Descendants 2. Reprising their starring roles Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, and Mitchell Hope the Villain Kids (AKA “VKs”) continue to try to find their place in Auradon. The new villains to watch for are, China Anne McClain as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine.
“Descendants” (2015) is the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history in Total Viewers (12.2 million) and has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney’s YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The “Descendants” soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 album chart in its first week of release and also ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack, Children’s, Digital Album and Top Albums charts. The album was also No. 1 on the iTunes Album Overall and Soundtrack charts.
Also reprising their roles in this sequel are Brenna D’Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.
— Disney Channel PR (@DisneyChannelPR) April 25, 2017
“Descendants 2” will premiere in an unprecedented, far-reaching programming event featuring a simultaneous premiere across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group including Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime on FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT).
Watch Radio Disney Music Awards 2017
The special two-hour telecast “Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards” (airing TONIGHT SUNDAY, APRIL 30 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT) will include two big debuts from the highly anticipated “Descendants 2” — the exclusive world premiere of the “WAYS TO BE WICKED” music video and the movie’s must-see trailer debut. “Descendants 2” stars including Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain will all make appearances during the award show.
“Descendants 2” Track List:
- “Ways to Be Wicked” performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart
- “What’s My Name” performed by China Anne McClain, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair
- “Chillin’ Like a Villain” performed by Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Mitchell Hope
- “Space Between” performed by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson
- “It’s Goin’ Down” performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair
- “You and Me” performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope and Jeff Lewis
- “Kiss the Girl” performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain and Thomas Doherty
- “Poor Unfortunate Souls” performed by China Anne McClain
- “Better Together” performed by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson
- “Evil” Performed by Dove Cameron
- “Rather Be with You” performed by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson
The “Descendants 2” soundtrack will be available this summer wherever music is sold and streamed. The “Ways to Be Wicked” single is available here.
About “Ways to Be Wicked”
“Ways to Be Wicked” is the high-energy pop rock anthem performed by our Villain Kids (aka the VKs) – Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart – which opens the movie “Descendants 2.” The song is produced by Sam Hollander and Josh Edmondson who wrote the song with Grant Michaels and Charity Daw. “Ways to Be Wicked” is the FIRST music number released from the movie.
About “Descendants 2”
When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town. Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.
Emmy Award-winning director Kenny Ortega (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” movies) is the director, executive producer and choreographer of “Descendants 2.” “Descendants” executive producer Wendy Japhet (“An Education”, “The Italian Job”) also serve as executive producer for the sequel. Writers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (“The Starter Wife,” “Runaway Bride”), who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Descendants,” wrote “Descendants 2” and also serve as executive producers. Kara Saun (“Descendants,” “Project Runway”) is the costume designer. The production designer is Mark Hofeling (“Descendants,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”). Tony Testa (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “This Is It”) is the choreographer with Ortega and Shawn Williamson (“Adventures in Babysitting”) is the producer.
Watch the cast on Dancing with the Stars Monday, May 1st.
This Monday on DWTS, the stars of Descendants 2 will perform a medley featuring “Rotten to the Core” from the first movie and the latest high-energy pop-rock anthem, “Ways to Be Wicked” from their upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie.
Descendants 2 premieres JULY 21 on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform, Disney XD and Lifetime.
I was invited by Disney to attend the event for Descendants 2. All opinions are my own.
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