One of the elements that make Disney movies incredible are the timeless villains that always stand in the way of the ‘happily ever after.’ From Cruella De Vil to the evil Jafar, their memories are part of Disney lore.
The Disney Channel is planning on continuing the story lines of the top villains in a new movie that focuses on necessarily on them, but on their offspring. It’s an interesting concept, for sure. Here’s a description of the project:
In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic “Beauty and the Beast”) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
The TV movie wouldn’t launch until 2015, but I can’t say I’m not intrigued. What do you think of this idea?