'High School Musical' cast reunites at 'Descendants' premiere

"High School Musical" remains one of Disney's most popular franchises.

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  • Members of the "High School Musical" cast reunited at a Disney movie premiere
  • Director Kenny Ortega's new film "Descendants" brought the group together

(CNN)Unlike many people, graduates from East High School didn't dread their recent class reunion. In fact, the cast of "High School Musical" shared a joyful moment on the red carpet seven years after graduation.

Director Kenny Ortega reunited with some of the stars of the popular series Friday in Los Angeles at the premiere of his new Disney Channel movie, "Descendants."
Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Gabreel, Olesya Rulin and Ashley Tisdale attended the premiere to support Ortega. The group snapped a photograph that left the Internet cheering as though they were again watching a Wildcats basketball game.
    It's been seven years since "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." The series is one of Disney's most popular franchises, beginning with a TV film in 2006 and ending with a theatrical release in 2008.
    The cast stayed together for the three films, all directed by Ortega. Missing from the recent photo, however, were stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
    "Descendants," which tells the story of the children of Disney's most iconic villains, premieres Friday.

    #Descendants premiere with the old #HSM gang. So proud of @KennyOrtegaBlog. Love you buddy!

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