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Disney Launches ‘Descendants’ Short-Form Series

Animated short-form series executive-produced by ‘The Pirate Fairy’ producer Jennifer Magee-Cook and Aliki Grafft set in the fantastical world of Auradon and Isle of the Lost, is set to premiere September 18.

Descendants Wicked World, an animated short-form series set in the Auradon and Isle of the Lost worlds of Disney's hit movie Descendants, is set to premiere Friday, September 18 on Disney Channel and its digital platforms, including WATCH Disney Channel. The series will introduce new characters. Providing the voices of the animated characters are the movie's stars: 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.

Descendants Wicked World picks up after the final scene of Disney's Descendants, the Disney Channel Original Movie that delivered over 10.5 million Total Viewers (L+3) for its premiere telecast, ranking as the most watched cable TV movie of 2015 and the top-rated telecast in two years in Kids 2-11 and Tweens 9-14.

The short-form series will feature four original songs that were released as bonus tracks on the Descendants soundtrack (from Walt Disney Records), which is currently number-one on the iTunes soundtrack chart and number-three on the iTunes album chart. The dance songs include a retro-soul “Rotten to the Core” remix performed by Sofia Carson; “Night Is Young” performed by China Anne McClain; “Good Is the New Bad” performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Caron and China Anne McClain; and “I’m Your Girl” performed by Felicia Barton.

Descendants Wicked World is executive-produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook (producer, The Pirate Fairy) and Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft (story board artist, Mickey Mouse shorts). Grafft also serves as director on the series. It is written by Julia Miranda (Lab Rats).

Fans of Disney's Descendants can further immerse themselves in the idyllic world of Auradon through School of Secrets, a 23-part short-form series told through the eyes of the students at Auradon Prep in the days leading up to the arrival of Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains. School of Secrets as generated over 9 million views and is available on the Descendants YouTube page.

Source: Disney Channel

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.