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On Tuesday, May 10th, Disney+ announced THE POCKETWATCH (working title), a newly greenlit music- and dance-filled original film, which will expand the world created in Descendants; the film will feature seven new songs, as well as some Disney classics. Filmmaker Jennifer Phang is set to direct and is co-executive producer of the movie which is scheduled to begin production in the fall.
"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." - Jenny Phang, regarding directing the new film.
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The expansive new story introduces "Red," daughter of the Queen of Hearts, and "Chloe," daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming. 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 back in time, via the White Rabbit's pocket watch, to stop an event that would lead to grave consequences.