Here’s a list of episodes for season 2 of Disney’s Descendants: Wicked World web-series, spun off from their Disney Channel film series Descendants. The adventures of Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos on Auradon Prep continue as they face new challenges in being better rather than bad, good rather than evil.
“Slumber Party” (October 21, 2016) – exactly what it says on the card (Song: “Rather Be With You” sung by Mal, Evie, Audrey, Jane, Lonnie, Jordan, Freddie and Ally)
“Odd Mal Out” (October 28, 2016) – the start of the Auradon Prep Jewel-bilee celebration arc
“Pair of Sneakers” (November 4, 2016) – to be able to participate in the Jewel-bilee, Mal returns home to the Isle of the Lost with Freddie to get her heirloom jewel
“Wild Rehearsal” (November 11, 2016) – failing to find her jewel, Mal relapses into some villainy ways; but is it all her or is an outside force involved?
“Chemical Reaction” (November 18, 2016) – Mal’s sinister streak continues, and now even Evie is concerned
“Talking Heads” (December 2, 2016) – Maleficent must be so proud of her baby girl by this point (Song: “Evil” sung by Mal)
“Steal Away” (December 9, 2016) – it’s up to the rest of the original VK 4 to snap Mal out of her evil ways
“Evil Among Us” (January 6, 2017) – a new evil threat hangs its shadow over Auradon Prep: Zevon son of Yzma
“Options Are Shrinking” (January 13, 2017) – some of Auradon’s students try to fight back against Zevon, but he’s prepared for all interruptions
“Party Crasher” (January 20, 2017) – the Auradon Prep Jewel-bilee kicks off, and Zevon makes his move on Audrey’s production (Song: “Better Together” sung by Audrey)
“Mal-lone” (January 27, 2017) – in the aftermath of Zevon’s triumph, Mal finds herself cut off from the others who want no help from her, post-villain phase
“Trapped” (February 3, 2017) – the truth is told about Mal’s birthright jewel
“Face to Face” (February 10, 2017) – with Zevon about to complete his magical domination of Auradon, Mal and Evie must confront him by themselves
“United We Stand” (February 17, 2017) – it’s the final battle between Mal and Zevon for control of her heirloom jewel
“Celebration” (February 24, 2017) – after the struggle with Zevon, the Jewel-bilee carries on with the VKs getting their heirloom jewels (Song: “Better Together” (reprise) sung by Mal, Evie, Carlos, Jay, Ben, Audrey, Jane, Lonnie, Jordan, Freddie and Ally)
Thus far, Disney’s 2017 reboot of its classic animated cartoon series Ducktales has been everything fans wanted and more. From the greater presence of Donald Duck in the adventures and the driving myth arc regarding what happened to his sister – the nephews’ mother – everything’s been going at an exciting pace.
While classic Ducktales baddies like Flintheart Glomgold, the Beagle Boys and even Magica de Spell are all accounted for in this re-imagining of the series, there’s still room for more interesting new antagonists for Scrooge McDuck and his family to tangle with. Here’s a list of the prominent new villains.
Captain Peghook – a ghost pirate summoned by the nephews from Scrooge’s chamber of knick-knacks in the “Woo-oo!” pilot
Gabby McStabberson – Glomgold’s female henchman in “Woo-oo!”; claims to be raised by warrior monks who taught her swordsmanship; takes an interest in Donald
Hack & Slash Smashnikov – twin-brother henchmen of Glomgold’s, also from “Woo-oo!”
Toad Liu Hai – purported owner of the House of Lucky Fortune casino in Macaw, actually an ancient luck and fortune spirit harvesting the lucky energy of Duck relative Gladstone Gander in the episode “House of the Lucky Gander”
Mark Beaks – a modern-day tech guru millionaire, CEO of the search engine/online platform Waddle; while outwardly hip and friendly, he’s also amoral with corrupt practices; first appeared in “The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks”; some in the fan community nickname him “Mark Duckerberg”
Falcon Graves – a ruthless industrial spy secretly hired by Mark Beaks, also in “The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks”; while single-mindedly focused on his job, he has his own standards and will turn against any employer feeding him false info
Toth-Ra – from “The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra”, a sinister undead Pharaoh mummy
Zeus – the Greek god from Olympus who is hostile to Scrooge for his great popularity with the public; appeared in “The Spear of Selene”
Briar and Bramble – two kelpies managing the Druids Cup golf tournament in “The Missing Links of Moorshire”, who try (but fail) to lure Scrooge and company – and Glomgold – to the water to drown them; their character designs are inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with the characters voiced by Pony voice actresses Tara Strong and Andrea Libman
Star Wars Rebels may be over, but the telling of the adventures of the heroes fighting to keep peace and order in the Galaxy Far, Far Away seems never-ending. Later this year will see the premiere of a new animated TV series from Lucasfilm Animation, the anime-styled Star Wars Resistance.
Set in between the original and sequel Star Wars trilogies but much closer to the beginning of Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Resistance tells of a civilian pilot recruited into General Leia’s clandestine force to fight the emerging First Order before they become a serious threat to the New Republic.
Here’s a list of voice talent that have been initially announced for the show. You’d definitely recognize two of the names from the Star Wars sequel trilogy (and other roles). Star Wars Resistance will premiere in late 2018 on the Disney Channel and will also air on Disney XD.
Sometimes, we want to know what happens to our favorite characters while they live happily ever after, or what they’re up to before we met them at the start of their story. Perhaps we want to see them “growing up” as it were, if their story happens over several years.
With Disney, we don’t just have to imagine these pre-, mid-, or post-events to the stories of their characters. They’ll gladly show us through either more films, or a full-on TV series to build up their world. So let’s list the Disney Animated Canon movies that got expansion TV series.
Following the sweet reception of its inaugural season, Lucasfilm Animation’s animated web series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny was announced in September of 2017 to be receiving a follow-up. The second season of the show, focusing on the various heroines of the Republic and the Rebels, premiered online March 25.
Unlike the 16 episodes that came before, Season 2 of Forces of Destiny is but half the number of its predecessor. Of special note is S2 episode 7, which is focused not on a Star Wars heroine but Luke Skywalker, voiced by Mark Hamill himself. Here is the episode list.
The 2015 Disney Channel Movie Descendants introduced viewers to a world strange yet familiar, where all Disney film characters live together in one universe. In a nation ruled by Belle and the former Beast, a prep school is home to the children of many beloved Disney heroes…and of villains too.
When the sons and daughters of four of the vilest bad guys in the Disney Animated Canon get a chance to attend Auradon Prep, they get a chance to become more than just junior evil villains. After foiling her mother Malificent’s plot, Mal settles in at school for more adventures.
Descendants: Wicked World is a spinoff sequel series to Disney Channel’s Descendants, chronicling the further adventures of the bad-turned-almost good foursome of bad-guy children as they make friends in school and become better rather than bad. It’s run for two seasons now, and today we’re listing the Season 1 episodes.
“Evie’s Explosion of Taste” (September 18, 2015) – Evie (daughter of Snow White’s Evil Queen) asks Mal to help fix the cupcakes she baked for the Heroes and Heroines Festival; one (interrupted) magic spell later…
“Mal’s Digi-Image Problem” (September 25, 2015) – After last episode’s cupcake incident, Mal paints a portrait of Audrey in her mother Aurora’s dress; but Ben (son of Belle and the Beast, future ruler of Auradon) unintentionally goads her into making questionable alterations to it
“Audrey’s New Do? New Don’t!” (October 2, 2015) – Audrey is miffed at the villain kids becoming popular, so she ropes Fairy Godmother’s daughter Jane to magically make her over; uh-oh…
“Careful What You Wish For” (October 9, 2015) – Tired of Evie and Audrey pestering her for magic solutions to past-episode problems, Mal absently makes a wish while rubbing the lamp of Genie’s daughter Jordan; see episode title for what it portends…
“Voodoo? You Do” (October 16, 2015) – Thanks to Mal’s accidental wish, she, Evie, Audrey and Ben are on the Isle of the Lost; can they find shelter from evil denizens with Dr. Facilier’s daughter Freddie?
“Lamp Sweet Lamp” (October 23, 2015) – Still in the Isle of the Lost, Mal searches for clues to return to Auradon, before Freddie entices Ben and Audrey to start walking on the bad side…
“Genie Chic” (November 6, 2015) – Rather anti-climactically, the gang returns to Auradon via Jordan’s lamp…taking Freddie (and an extra) along; Auradon Prep won’t know what hit it
“Puffed Deliciousness” (November 13, 2015) – Best way to break in a villain-kid transfer student to Auradon Prep (like Freddie, now) has got to be the food; makes up for mandatory “Remedial Goodness” class; oh and Ruby (Rapunzel’s daughter) was just there…
“Good is the New Bad” (November 20, 2015) – Alice’s daughter Ally has no partner for Auradon Prep’s song contest, so Mal suggests she team up with Freddie; what’s the worst that could happen? How about the competing singing duos becoming an ad hoc girl group (Song: “Good is the New Bad” sung by Mal, Evie, Audrey, Lonnie, Freddie and Ally)
“Spirit Day” (December 4, 2015) – Mal is out of her element joining the cheerleading squad on Spirit Day; she’s so off her game that she unleashes a “barking” hilarious spell
“I’m Your Girl” (December 11, 2015) – Jordan is guesting Mulan’s daughter Lonnie on her show, and Evie and Mal provide her with a nice “glowy” getup for the occasion; will something go wrong? (Song: “I’m Your Girl” heard during Lonnie’s talent show performance)
“Mash It Up” (December 13, 2015) – Another Auradon Prep dance party is on the horizon, and the girls discuss what to do inside Jordan’s lamp; funny ideas ensue, made even funnier when they’re combined…
“All Hail the New Q.N.L.B.” (July 5, 2016) – the Neon Lights Ball (from previous episode) is on, but tempers fly when Evie rubs her being chosen as the Queen of the NLB to the gang’s faces; meanwhile, missing and misplaced stuff causes renewed suspicion for Mal and the VKs (villain-kids)
“Mad for Tea” (July 6, 2016) – there’s no end in sight for Mal and friends as the continuing prep for the NLB sees more untrusting eyes turning their way; who’s ruining things for everybody?
“Carpet Jacked” (July 7, 2016) – It’s the NLB night and the girls have lost their ride for the evening; Jane makes an emergency vehicle for them; but the VK-shaming is still ongoing
“The Night is Young” (July 14, 2016) – At the NLB itself, more sabotage abounds; a busted sound rig leaves it wide open for Freddie to make a musical scene (Song: “The Night is Young” sung by Freddie)
“Neon Lights Out” (July 15, 2016) – Remember that shadow stowaway who followed Freddie back to Auradon way back in Episode 6-7? At last, Captain Hook’s daughter CJ appears!
“Hooked On Ben” (July 15, 2016) – Season 1 of Descendants: Wicked World might end with some sobering bitter-sweetness, as Mal gets sour with Freddie and CJ’s background shenanigans; or maybe not?
You can watch Disney Descendants: Wicked World on their official YouTube channel.
Whether you loved it or not, remember how big High School Musical was years ago? From its simple beginning as a Disney Channel Original Movie, it grew into a massive franchise with sequels, a (real) stage musical version, concert and “On Ice” tours, videogames, comics and even a reality show.
And then there was the High School Musical book series launched by Disney Press that ran from 2006 to 2009. These ranged from junior novelizations of the three films and “Tales from East High”, relating original stories of the HSM characters, all written by a stable of assorted authors.
That should do for background; let’s get to the list!
Novels (all written by N.B. Grace)
High School Musical (June 1, 2006)
High School Musical 2 (August 14, 2007)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (September 23, 2008)
Stories from East High
Their canonicity is questionable as they’re not officially connected to the novelizations. They do however reference events from the novels/films as well as other SOEH books.
Battle of The Bands (January 16, 2007) by N.B. Grace
Wildcat Spirit (March 20, 2007) by Catherine Hapka
Poetry in Motion (May 22, 2007) by Alice Alfonsi
Crunch Time (July 31, 2007) by N.B. Grace
Broadway Dreams (September 25, 2007) by N.B. Grace
Heart to Heart (November 27, 2007) by Helen Perelman
Friends 4Ever? (February 26, 2008) by Catherine Hapka
Get Your Vote On! (April 22, 2008) by Alice Alfonsi
Ringin’ It In (August 26, 2008) by N.B. Grace
Turn Up the Heat (October 28, 2008) by Helen Perelman
In The Spotlight (December 23, 2008) by Catharine Hapka
Bonjour, Wildcats! (February 24, 2009) by N.B. Grace
Game On (April 28, 2009) by Sarah Nathan
Lights, Camera, Action (July 21, 2009) by N.B. Grace
Super Special Series (double-sized books set in the Stories from East High canon, written by Helen Perelman)
The choices we make, the actions we take, moments both big and small, shape us into Forces of Destiny.
And with those words, the animated web series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny begins anew with another episode of adventure featuring the most awesome heroines of the Galaxy far, far away.
The first season of Forces of Destiny premiered online in mid-2017 through Disney’s official YouTube channel, with the episodes eventually airing on Disney Channel later that year in October. There were 16 episodes in all, focusing on characters from the Prequel, Original and Sequel trilogies of the Star Wars saga:
Once more, the choices we make and the actions we take will shape us into Forces of Destiny as the Star Wars web-series from Lucasfilm Animation returns for a second season. Said season, comprising of eight episodes, was first announced in September 2017, and has been released online on YouTube.
Now, while many viewers may have appreciated the concept of Forces of Destiny as showcasing the various female characters of the Star Wars saga in action, critics would deride the show as “feminist pandering”. Their tune should change with one of the S2 episodes, featuring a guy: Luke Skywalker himself.
Even better, they got actor Mark Hamill to reprise his iconic role for episode 7 “The Path Ahead”, which elaborates on Luke’s Jedi training under Yoda on planet Dagobah. Hamill calls on his veteran voice acting skills to recapture a youngish voice as much as possible for Luke once more.
If you were wondering what brought on the sequence in The Empire Strikes Back, of Luke jumping through the Dagobah swamps with Yoda riding in a pack on his back, this episode answers your question. Some of the other episodes also take place “in between” movies or even film scenes.
For instance, episode 6 “Bounty Hunted” would explain how Princess Leia got her bounty hunter costume in Return of the Jedi. These and other adventures can be watch on Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, now available for viewing on Disney’s YouTube channel, before premiering on Disney Channel this March 25.