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Under the Sea: A Descendants Story is a live-action short-form special that premiered on September 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm. Descendants stars Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain, reprising their roles as Mal and Uma respectively in the special which features the arch-nemesis facing off in an epic underwater showdown. Descendants 2 stars Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair reprise their roles of Harry and Gil, respectively, as part of Uma's wicked pirate gang.


The Isle of the Lost is shown from a distance before we see Mal stepping out of the woods onto the beach of the Isle of the Lost. She encounters Dizzy and begins talking to her. Dizzy says she's been looking for Mal. Mal explains she arrived at the beach after encountering a glowing orb in the woods that spoke her name, the voice sounding like her father. They start discussing a makeover for Mal. Suddenly, a glowing light comes from Dizzy. It is revealed that the magic is coming from Uma's necklace, which Dizzy is wearing. Mal questions how Dizzy got Uma's necklace. Uma takes control of Dizzy, channeling her voice through her. Mal begins debating with Uma, asking her where Uma's "slimy little eels" are. Gil and Harry Hook appear. They and Uma (through Dizzy) challenge Mal, telling her that Uma is coming for her. Mal backs away from them and jumps off the dock into the water. Mal discovers she can swim and battles Uma herself. (Stronger) Mal is shaken by Dizzy and it is revealed that everything after her greeting to Dizzy was all Mal's daydream. Mal explains the whole vision including how she arrived to Dizzy as the first explanation didn't happen. Dizzy proposes a makeover. Suddenly a voice calls Mal's name. Dizzy asks if the voice is real, and Mal says that she heard it too. Mal says that she feels something evil is in the air, and there may be danger coming for Auradon. Dizzy and Mal leave and it is shown that Uma's necklace is in the sand. Uma's voice comes out of it, saying that danger is coming for Mal. This will presume that the danger is foreshadowing Descendants 3.


  • Mini-movie includes the song "Stronger" performed by Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain (a cover of Kelly Clarkson's song). It is available in official music video clip with SFX (3:21); and longer clean audio-version (4:15).
  • The short is adapted into the fourth novel "Escape From The Isle Of The Lost" (Chapter 25 'Once Upon a Dream").



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Films: Descendants β€’ Descendants 2 β€’ Descendants 3 β€’ Descendants: The Royal Wedding

Shorts: Under The Sea: A Descendants Story β€’ Audrey's Royal Return: A Descendants Short Story
Shows: School of Secrets β€’ Descendants: Wicked World β€’ Chibi Tiny Tales
Video Games: Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush β€’ Disney All-Star Racers
Music: Descendants β€’ Descendants 2 β€’ Descendants 3
Books: Disney Descendants: School of Secrets
Descendants Novels: The Isle of the Lost β€’ Return to the Isle of the Lost β€’ Rise of the Isle of the Lost β€’ Escape from the Isle of the Lost

Descendants: Mal β€’ Jay β€’ Evie β€’ Carlos De Vil β€’ Ben β€’ Audrey β€’ Lonnie β€’ Jane β€’ Chad Charming β€’ Doug β€’ Belle β€’ Beast β€’ Fairy Godmother β€’ Snow White β€’ Queen Leah β€’ Maleficent β€’ Jafar β€’ The Evil Queen β€’ Cruella De Vil β€’ Coach Jenkins β€’ Mr. Deley β€’ Dude

Descendants 2: Uma β€’ Harry Hook β€’ Gil β€’ Dizzy Tremaine β€’ Ursula
Descendants 3: Dr. Facilier β€’ Celia Facilier β€’ Squeaky & Squirmy Smee β€’ Hades β€’ Lady Tremaine β€’ Mr. Smee
Descendants: Wicked World: Jordan β€’ Freddie Facilier β€’ Ally β€’ CJ Hook β€’ Zevon
Novels: Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed β€’ Hercules β€’ Megara β€’ Herkie β€’ Claude Frollo β€’ Claudine Frollo β€’ Mother Gothel β€’ Ginny Gothel β€’ Anastasia Tremaine β€’ Anthony Tremaine β€’ Madam Mim β€’ Mad Maddy β€’ Shere Khan β€’ Ratigan β€’ Yen Sid β€’ Clayton β€’ Clay β€’ Lucifer β€’ Beelzebub β€’ Iago β€’ Othello β€’ Diablo β€’ Jasper and Horace β€’ Jace β€’ Harold β€’ Flotsam and Jetsam β€’ Lagan & Derelict β€’ LeFou β€’ LeFou Deux β€’ Aziz β€’ Grumpy β€’ Pongo β€’ Perdita β€’ Arthur Pendragon β€’ Artie β€’ Mary

Season One: "Evie's Explosion of Taste" β€’ "Mal's Digi-Image Problem" β€’ "Audrey's New Do? New Don't!" β€’ "Careful What You Wish For" β€’ "Voodoo? You Do" β€’ "Lamp Sweet Lamp" β€’ "Genie Chic" β€’ "Puffed Deliciousness" β€’ "Good is the New Bad" β€’ "Spirit Day" β€’ "I'm Your Girl" β€’ "Mash It Up" β€’ "All Hail the New Q.N.L.B." β€’ "Mad for Tea" β€’ "Carpet Jacked" β€’ "The Night is Young" β€’ "Neon Lights Out" β€’ "Hooked On Ben"

Season Two: "Slumber Party" β€’ "Odd Mal Out" β€’ "Pair of Sneakers" β€’ "Wild Rehearsal" β€’ "Chemical Reaction" β€’ "Talking Heads" β€’ "Steal Away" β€’ "Evil Among Us" β€’ "Options Are Shrinking" β€’ "Party Crashers" β€’ "Mal-lone" β€’ "Trapped" β€’ "Face to Face" β€’ "United We Stand" β€’ "Celebration"

Mal's Spell Book β€’ Magic Wand β€’ Spinning Wheel β€’ Magic Mirror β€’ Jafar's Snake Staff β€’ Heart Box β€’ Magic Carpet β€’ Maleficent's Staff β€’ Birthright Jewels β€’ Jordan's Lamp β€’ Ursula's Necklace β€’ Genie of Agrabah's Genie's Lamp β€’ Cinderella's Glass Slipper β€’ Hades' Ember
Descendants: Rotten to the Core β€’ Evil Like Me β€’ Did I Mention β€’ If Only β€’ Be Our Guest β€’ Set It Off β€’ Believe

Wicked World: Night Is Young β€’ Good is the New Bad β€’ I'm Your Girl β€’ Rather Be With You β€’ Evil β€’ Better Together
Descendants 2: Ways to Be Wicked β€’ What's My Name β€’ Chillin' Like a Villain β€’ Space Between β€’ It's Goin' Down β€’ You and Me β€’ Poor Unfortunate Souls β€’ Kiss the Girl
Descendants 3: Good to Be Bad β€’ Queen of Mean β€’ Do What You Gotta Do β€’ Night Falls β€’ One Kiss β€’ My Once Upon a Time β€’ Break This Down β€’ Dig a Little Deeper
Miscellaneous: Genie in a Bottle β€’ Audrey's Christmas Rewind

Isle of the Lost β€’ Dragon Hall β€’ Auradon Prep β€’ Auradon β€’ Neverland β€’ Ursula's Fish and Chips β€’ Lady Tremaine's Curl Up and Dye β€’ Hades' Cave
See Also
Anti-Heroes Club