`Descendants’ Draws 1 Million Views On Watch Disney App

Disney Channel’s original movie Descendants jumped out to a fast start with over 1 million views from the WATCH Disney channel app over the past five days, the network said Thursday.

The movie, which premieres on Disney Channel tomorrow night (July 31), launched earlier this week on WATCH Disney Channel, which can be accessed on desktop, smartphone, tablet and connected TV devices, said network officials.

Descendants stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains. 

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