Disney+ has announced a new addition to their Descendants franchise, the newly greenlit movie, The Pocketwatch (working title). The movie will add seven new songs and will feature some Disney classic songs as well.
Jennifer Phang will direct the film and executive produce along with Gary Marsh. The script was written by Russell Sommer and Dan Frey and the casting directors are Christine Smith Shevchenko and Alexis Frank Koczara. Also, Mark Hofeling will be returning as production designer.
The expansive new story introduces “Red,” the whip-smart and rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts (“Alice in Wonderland”) and “Chloe,” the perfectionist and athletic daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming (“Cinderella”). 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.
’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. 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.
Are you looking forward to the Descendants’ new movie, The Pocketwatch? Let me know in the comments.