Disney+ To Expand 'Descendants' Franchise With 'The Pocketwatch'!

Disney+ To Expand 'Descendants' Franchise With 'The Pocketwatch'!

The Descendants world is getting even bigger!

Disney+ JUST announced that they have greenlit a brand new music and dance filmed, The Pocketwatch (working title), which will focus on Red, the teen daughter of the Queen of Hearts and Chloe, the teen daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming.

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The upcoming film will feature seven new songs and Disney classic songs to advance the story.

Jennifer Phang will direct and co-executive produce the movie, written by Dan Frey and Russell Sommer. Production designer Mark Hofeling will return to the franchise.

The Pocketwatch presents a delightful canvas with fantastical world building. Musicals sparked my imagination when I was a kid and are a huge part of what drew me to filmmaking. I think that’s because they have a way of conveying these lovely, nuanced ideas through song and expressive movement,” Jennifer Phang shared. “I’m also always inspired by the diversity of families that exist all around the world. So I really jumped at the chance to craft a supercharged musical experience and explore some new, invigorating themes inside an expansive Disney universe.”

In the movie, in order to prevent an impending coup in Auradon – one that looms during the celebration of a new royal baby –, Red must join forces with Chloe to travel in back in time, via the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, to stop an event that would lead to grave consequences.

Red is described as whip-smart and rebellious, while Chloe is a perfectionist and athletic.

“With a captivating script and Jennifer Phang‘s directorial vision, we’re setting a new high bar of creativity and imagination, with a movie that ups the ante on story, song and dance to entertain young viewers, their families, and the global fan base that grew up with the aspirational story of Descendants,” Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, said in a statement. “We join them in anticipation as we prepare to deliver a great new entertainment experience to Disney+.”

Production is set to begin this fall. Stay tuned to JJJ for casting announcements!

Back in September 2021, former Disney Channel president Gary Marsh shared that he was developing two more movies for the Descendants franchise.

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