Descendants 3

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Descendants 3 (Disney Movie)

“Descendants 3” is the third and final installment in the popular Disney Channel Original Movie franchise “Descendants.” It was released in 2019 and continues the story of the teenage children of Disney’s iconic villains.

The film revolves around Mal (played by Dove Cameron), Evie (played by Sofia Carson), Jay (played by Booboo Stewart), and Carlos (played by Cameron Boyce, in his final film appearance before his passing), who are the teenage children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil, respectively. The VKs (Villain Kids) have successfully integrated into Auradon, the kingdom of Disney heroes, and are living a seemingly happy life.

However, when a dark force threatens the safety of Auradon, the VKs must band together with their friends to defend their home and the people they love. Along the way, they encounter challenges, make sacrifices, and learn important lessons about friendship, loyalty, and the power of good.

“Descendants 3” explores deeper themes of identity and belonging as Mal struggles with her dual heritage and the pressure of being a good leader for both Auradon and the Isle of the Lost, where the villains are exiled.

The film is filled with catchy musical numbers, exciting action sequences, and heartfelt moments that resonate with the audience. It also pays tribute to the late Cameron Boyce, who portrayed Carlos, with a touching dedication during the end credits.

“Descendants 3” was well-received by fans and became one of the most-watched cable television movies of the year. It marked the end of a beloved franchise and left fans with a bittersweet feeling of nostalgia and appreciation for the journey of the VKs. The film’s message of unity, understanding, and acceptance continues to resonate with audiences, making it a significant part of Disney Channel movie history.

Fun Facts

  • “Descendants 3” is the third installment in the popular Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, following the adventures of the teenage offspring of Disney villains. It continues the story of Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay, as well as introduces new characters and challenges.
  • The film was dedicated to the memory of Cameron Boyce, who portrayed Carlos and tragically passed away in July 2019. The movie pays tribute to Boyce in a touching and heartfelt way, honoring his contributions to the franchise and his impact on fans.
  • “Descendants 3” features a memorable musical soundtrack, including songs like “Queen of Mean,” “Do What You Gotta Do,” and “Good to Be Bad.” The musical numbers are a significant part of the film’s appeal, and they showcase the talents of the young cast.
Descendants 3

Additional Details



    • Director: Kenny Ortega
    • Producer: Wendy Japhet
    • Writers: Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriot

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