Have you ever wondered what happened to Disney’s legendary characters and villains, such as Belle and Maleficent, after their stories ended? Disney isn’t leaving us hanging anymore, and has created Descendants, a movie that introduces the teenage sons and daughters of legacy characters and villains. The company has teamed up with Hasbro to create new doll and role-play lines based on this live-action original movie, airing on Disney Channel on July 31 at 8 p.m. EST.
In the movie, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen—Beast and Belle from Beauty and the Beast—is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation is to offer a chance at redemption to the sons and daughters of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil, who are imprisoned on a forbidden island with other notorious villains. These trouble makers are allowed into the idyllic kingdom of Auradon for the first time to attend prep school with the heroes. They must choose to follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents or choose their own path when they go abroad.
The different dolls include Mal, the daughter of Maleficent; Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen; Jay the son of Jafar; Carlos, the son of Cruela de Vil; Ben, the son of Beauty and the Beast; Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jane, the daughter of the Fairy Godmother; and Audrey, the daughter of Sleeping Beauty. All of the characters have modern outfits, but still true to their roots, and it’s pretty hard for me to admit that they have better style than me.
All of the clothes and accessories that come with the dolls are what the characters wear in the movie, and the detail on them is spectacular. For example, Evie, the Evil Queen’s daughter, in the Island of the Lost series of the line, has her signature blue tresses in her hair and a braid, super cute shoes with crowns on them, a necklace with a ruby gem, and a broken mirror (cough, cough, remind you of someone?!).
One of my favorite parts about all of these dolls (besides, like, everything) is that each one has its own specific style and personality, true to their backgrounds. No two dolls in the line looks the same, and they have different faces, hair, skin tones, and outfits and accessories. Kids can also compare what they thought these sons and daughters would look like with the way Disney decided to portray them!
Kids will love the accessories and fashion to go along with these dolls, and with the role-play items, kids will feel as though they’re stepping into the kingdom’s prep school and experiencing the journey of good vs. evil, friendship, and working together. All of the products will be available this fall.
Check out the extended trailer for Disney’s Descendants below!