Disney is celebrating the long Labor Day weekend with all three “Descendants” movies on the Disney Channel. Called the “Descendants 3 Labor Day Weekend Takeover,” the action begins on August 31st and runs through September 2nd.
“Descendants 3” was another instant hit for the network when it debuted on August 2nd, and since the premiere, “Descendants 3” has reached nearly 20M Total Viewers. In its fourth week, the “Descendants 3” soundtrack is #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart, #1 on the Children’s Album Chart, and is ranked #24 on the Billboard Top 200. If you check the numbers online, the seven music videos have more than 285M YouTube views, and the number is still growing.
If you do jump back into the threequel this Labor Day weekend, you’ll find never before seen interstitials that were filmed during production of “Descendants 3” in Vancouver. These videos spotlight the cast: Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sarah Jeffery, Thomas Doherty, Dylan Playfair, China Anne McClain, Cheyenne Jackson, and director/choreographer Kenny Ortega.
Disney also stated that during the “Descendants 3” telecast on August 31st, viewers will be invited behind the scenes for the cast’s recording sessions and choreography rehearsal. Choreographer Jamal Sims will provide commentary on the creative process for the 100 person finale number, “Break This Down.” The special broadcast will also provide a closer look at the movie’s intricate wardrobe, including the “Pirate Chic,” “Motor Sport Punk,” “Scallywag Swag,” and “Dandy Candy” looks, plus Audrey’s “Queen of Mean” feathered cape and Hades’ rock ‘n’ roll ensemble. Look for those videos on September 1st during the telecast of “Descendants 3.”
Cheyenne Jackson as “Hades” debuts a brand new song, “Hades Rocks,” during the special sing-along versions of all three movies, with song lyrics visible on screen, on September 2nd, beginning with “Descendants” at 4:00 p.m., “Descendants 2” at 6:00 p.m. and “Descendants 3” at 8:00 p.m., EDT/PDT.
As for the original movie itself, “Descendants 3” was directed by Kenny Ortega, written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, and choreographed by Jamal Sims and Ortega. The executive producers are Ortega, Wendy Japhet, Susan Cartsonis, McGibbon and Parriott.
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