In ‘Descendants,’ Disney’s new, not-so-fairy-tale flick, the villains we know and loathe take the spotlight alongside their mischievous children. Before the premiere, we’ve got some EXCLUSIVE pics, as well as a few shocking facts about the sinfully delightful new movie!
In Descendants, we’re going to learn a whole lot more about all those villains we love to hate– and that includes their evil offspring. Everyone from the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy) to Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) to the baddest bad gal, Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), will be on hand to provide some evil hilarity when the movie debuts on Disney on July 31. To get you pumped, we have some EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes pics with accompanying facts so you’ve got everything you need to know before digging into this instant classic. Check ’em out!
First things first, this movie went all out as far as details, right down to the refrigerator magnets and the posted to-do list! Tasks at hand for Maleficent and her spawn Mal (Dove Cameron) include putting the Evil Queen in her place, make Mal mess up her room and, simply, “menace.” So great.
The details, obviously, don’t stop there though. The amazing costumes, for example, required loads of time and effort as many of them were hand painted. Dove’s jacket, Evie’s (Sofia Carson) stockings and Carlos’ (Cameron Boyce) pants were all painstakingly detailed by hand– and it totally shows.
And speaking of costumes, something you wouldn’t know just from plain sight, Dove actually hid chapstick in some of Mal’s costumes! Well, talk about productivity!
We all know this cast is amazing, and it turns out, they think they are too! Cameron and Mitchell Hope celebrated birthdays on set with the cast. Mitchell’s birthday took place when they were filming a big musical number, “Set It Off,” and then the cast actually serenaded Cameron with an acoustic version of the same song! Uh, jealous.
Another hilarious tidbit of info: The dog in the film which Carlos calls “Dude,” is actually a dudette! Her name in real life is Paisley and we have to say, she’s adorable as either gender.
Finally, one more shocking (and slightly nauseating) fact: during the scene where Prince Ben eats one of Mal’s cookies, he had to take a real bite in every take. At the end of the day, he clocked out having eaten about 10 cookies. Rough life!
Descendants premieres on Disney on July 31 at 8 pm, and be on the lookout for an exclusive 6-minute sneak peek at the flick coming tomorrow, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. ET on Disney’s YouTube channel. Are you excited for the new movie?
— Casey Mink