The animation design of the characters are closely modelled after their live-action counterparts, and also take inspiration from the Descendants doll line.
The series features four original songs that were released as bonus tracks on the Descendants soundtrack. The songs include a retro-soul "Rotten to the Core" remix performed by Sofia Carson, "Night Is Young" performed by China Anne McClain, "Good is the New Bad" performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain, and "I'm Your Girl" performed by Felicia Barton.
This is the first animated series produced exclusively to Disney Channel after Mickey Mouse.
The intro was first shown at the end of the Rotten to the Core remix music video.
Each episode is less than four minutes long.
In the series, Villain Kids are referred as VKs while the kids from Auradon are called AKs.
Doug and Chad are currently the only characters from Descendants who have yet to appear in the show.