Disney Channel's Descendants Casts Evil Queen, Cruella, Jafar and Fairy Godmother

Descendants CastThe gnarled family trees of Descendants — Disney Channel’s upcoming movie about the children of classic villains — have sprouted several new branches with the additions of Kathy Najimy (Veep), Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) and two others, TVLine has learned.

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Najimy will play Snow White‘s Evil Queen, the mother of Evie (Sofia Carson), while Robinson will play Cruella de Vil, the mother of Carlos (Jessie‘s Cameron Boyce).

In addition to Najimy and Robinson…

Maz Jobrani (Better Off Ted) will play Jafar, father of Jay (Booboo Stewart, Good Luck Charlie).

Melanie Paxson (American Dad) will play the Fairy Godmother, mom of Jane (Brenna D’Amico).

These newcomers join Glee‘s Kristin Chenoweth, previously announced as Descendants‘ Maleficent, mother of Mal (Liv and Maddie‘s Dove Cameron).

Do you approve of Descendants‘ wicked new additions, or did you have other actors in mind? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. StanSJ says:

    a new twist on Cruella nice… I’m loving the cast

  2. Arie says:

    Can these actresses play these characters on Once Upon a Time instead of sme Disney Channel movie?

  3. Sara says:

    I’m not sure if this has been answered, but is this going to be animated or live-action? I would LOVE to see Kathy Najimy’s Evil Queen, but I guess I assumed when I first read about it that it was going to be animated.

  4. alistaircrane says:

    I hope this is better than Once Upon a Time.

  5. Nate says:

    I might just watch this.

  6. steven says:

    Wow, a black Cruella. It’ll never beat Glenn Close’s portrayal, though.

  7. LADY_in_MD says:

    This makes me more excited for the movie!

  8. Tom Charles says:

    Would have gone with someone else as the Evil Queen but everyone else is great casting. Now I want to go rewatch Better Off Ted, Dr. Bhamba rocked

  9. Brandy says:

    Since I love Once, I’ll probably watch this.When does it air?

  10. rachelle says:

    I’m excited about this. I’ll be tuning in.

  11. The other girl says:

    Since when is the Fairy Godmother a villain? I may be missing something about what the movie is about, but all I’m going off of is that the movie is about the children of Disney villains.

    • Kristin says:

      It’s not that the fairy godmother is a villian, it is about the offspring of Disney secondary characters, hence the name the Descendents

      • Moira says:

        Well, the article is a little misleading, given that it states “the offspring of classic villians…” –that kind of implies that the fairy godmother is a villian in this film despite the name of the film.

  12. Stormy says:

    Seeing Kathy Najimy made me want to watch Veronica’s Closet. Love her.