Let’s forget about the logistics for a moment; Disney Channel have decided to flip the Walt tradition on its head and feature a film about the offspring of legendary Disney villains.
This live-action TV film will be directed by High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega and will follow the children of Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent, Aladdin’s Jafar, 101 Dalmatians’ Cruella De Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen, who are given the chance to choose the good path by a prince.
Kristin Chenoweth has been recently cast as Maleficent, with comedian Maz Jobrani as Jafar and Kathy Najimy as the Evil Queen.
President and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide stated, “We mined Disney’s treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves. The result is a modern and unexpected re-interpretation of classic heritage characters utilizing [sic] contemporary, relatable settings and themes.”
The film will air on Disney Channel in 2015.