Disney’s Animated series Descendants: Wicked World season two news:
We are fans of the Disney movie The Descendants in our house. My five-year-old who sometimes prefers the bad guys over the good. She really loved seeing what the next generation of Disney villans is like. Disney knows how to make huge hits that resonate with families. The Descendants join the smash successes like High School Musical and Teen Beach Movie. All theses series seem to resonate with tweens and younger kids who love to dream about coming high school days. The Descendants delivered the fun, music, and stars like Kristin Chenoweth who played Malificent “Mal’s” scheming mother. If you have not seen the movie or the animated spin-off, I recommend you add it to more of your summertime viewing.
After the huge success of the movie, The Disney Chanel followed up with the characters by way of animation with Descendants: Wicked World.
Our friends over at Disney sent us some news including updates to the cast and a look at this Friday’s half-hour special, Neon Lights Ball.
Here is the official press release:
The first season of “Descendants: Wicked World,” which followed fan-favorite “Descendants” characters Mal, Evie, Carlos, Jay as they tried to fit in at Auradon Prep, will culminate this FRIDAY, JULY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT) with “Neon Lights Ball,” a half-hour special that will feature six back-to-back episodes and introduce CJ, the daughter of Captain Hook. During “Neon Lights Ball,” fans will be given a taste of the mystery and excitement that will fuel the highly anticipated sequel movie “Descendants 2,” which will begin production in the coming months. Additionally, viewers can test their “Descendants” knowledge with Disney Channel Live Play, an interactive viewing experience featuring real-time trivia and polls via the Disney Channel app on iOS devices during the east and west coast telecasts.
Growing consumer interest in “Descendants” stories brings a second season of “Descendants: Wicked World,” the animated short-form series that has reached over 30 million Total Viewers in the U.S. and has also delivered over 100 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel app, VOD and YouTube. Featuring three original songs and introducing new characters, “Descendants: Wicked World” season two is slated to begin airing this fall across multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app, video-on-demand and on YouTube.
Joining the cast for “Descendants: Wicked World” season two in recurring roles are Bradley Steven Perry (Disney XD’s “Lab Rats: Elite Force”) who will voice “Zevon,” son of Yzma from “The Emperor’s New Groove” and Lauryn McClain (“Daddy’s Little Girls”) who will provide the voice for “Freddie,” daughter of Dr. Facilier from “The Princess and the Frog.” The stars of “Descendants” will continue to provide the voices for their respective animated characters in the second season including Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Brenna D’Amico as Jane, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey and Dianne Doan as Lonnie. Additional recurring characters in “Descendants: Wicked World” are Ally, daughter of Alice in Wonderland (voiced by Jennifer Veal); Jordan, daughter of Genie from “Aladdin” (voiced by Ursula Taherian) and CJ, daughter of Captain Hook (voiced by Myrna Velasco).
“Descendants Wicked World” season two is executive-produced by Carin Davis (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and Eric Fogel (“Celebrity Deathmatch”). Fogel also serves as director on the series. It is written by Scott Peterson (“Phineas and Ferb”). “Descendants” was the No. 1 cable television movie of 2015 and the fifth highest-rated original movie ever on U.S. cable TV in Total Viewers. It is also the No. 1 Disney Channel Original Movie ever among kids in France, Netherlands, Belgium (south), Portugal, South Africa and Spain. In Italy, it is the No. 1 Disney Channel Original Movie ever among girls. Disney Publishing’s sequel book, “Return to the Isle of the Lost” written by Melissa de la Cruz, is No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List (Middle Grade Hardcover) and has been on the best sellers list for six weeks. The first book, “The Isle of the Lost,” was No. 1 for 14 weeks and this week, reentered for its 39th week on the best sellers list.