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Maleficent Featurette Teases A Reinvention, Not A Retelling Of Sleeping Beauty

12 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Rather than delivering a live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, Disney has taken more of a Wicked approach with Maleficent in focusing its attention on the villain of the story. As screenwriter Linda Woolverton describes the concept in the new featurette, Maleficent is "a reinvention, not just a retelling of the same story." It's a risk, no doubt, as it does involve tinkering with a beloved classic. But from everything we've seen, including some of the thrilling footage revealed in this featurette, that risk may very well pay off. In the latest promotional video, stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, writer Linda Woolverton and director Robert Stromberg discuss revising the classic story from a new angle. Those familiar with Sleeping Beauty might agree that Maleficent is a pretty underdeveloped villain. In the animated film, she shows up at Aurora's christening, interrupting the fairies as they're bestowing their gifts on the baby. »

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Maleficent Featurette Teases A Re-Invention, Not A Re-Telling Of Sleeping Beauty

12 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Rather than delivering a live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, Disney has taken more of a Wicked approach with Maleficent in focusing its attention on the villain of the story. As screenwriter Linda Woolverton describes the concept in the new featurette, Maleficent is "a reinvention, not just a re-telling of the same story." It's a risk, no doubt, as it does involve tinkering with a beloved classic. But from everything we've seen, including some of the thrilling footage revealed in this featurette, that risk may very well pay off. In the latest promotional video, stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, writer Linda Woolverton and director Robert Stromberg discuss revising the classic story from a new angle. Those familiar with Sleeping Beauty might agree that Maleficent is a pretty underdeveloped villain. In the animated film, she shows up at Aurora's christening, interrupting the fairies as they're bestowing their gifts on the baby. »

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First Featurette For Stromberg’s ‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning

17 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first featurette for Disney’s Maleficent has been released! The re-imagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.

Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s icon villain from the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty. The film explores the legacy of  Maleficent (Jolie), and reveals why she is driven into a world darkness. The film follows her quest for revenge, after she is betrayed. Obsessed with her desire for retribution she places a curse on the king’s newborn infant Aurora (Fanning).

The featurette features Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice In Wonderland). All share their thoughts on the legacy of one of Disney’s most iconic villains, all whilst revealing some unseen footage.

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- Ciham Messouki

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Maleficent Behind-The-Scenes Featurette With Angelina Jolie

17 April 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This year, 2014, marks the 55th Anniversary of the character who put a spell on young “Sleeping Beauty” in the animated feature released by Disney in 1959.

Since her introduction, Maleficent has been Disney’s all-­‐time most popular villain. Now she returns in this live – action version of the classic story – and there’s a lot about her we never knew. “I loved Maleficent when I was a little girl,” says Angelina Jolie. “She was my favorite Disney character. I was afraid of her and I loved her.”

“It was important to me as a director to retain enough of the elements of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ so that people who are fans of the original won’t be disappointed when they see this,” explains director Robert Stromberg. “I felt it was important that people not only see this classic character realized in a new light but also see the genesis of some »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning Talk ‘Maleficent’ in New Featurette

17 April 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“There is evil in this world – hatred and revenge,” says Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent in the new featurette for the upcoming Disney film.

The origin of this evil in the world of the animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” is precisely what Disney’s live action “Maleficent” sets out to explain.

The “Legacy” featurette includes behind-the-scenes interviews with Jolie and Elle Fanning, who plays Princess Aurora, as they discuss their views of this new take on the Disney villain.

“We’ve respected the classic. We’ve tried to bring you what you love about this story,” Jolie explains. “We also hope to bring a world that you’ve never seen before.”

Screenwriter Linda Woolverton says the new movie explores Maleficent’s past, her motives for cursing Aurora and more – all from the villain’s point of view.

“This film gives us an opportunity to find out the history of Maleficent and what »

- Andrea Seikaly

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'Maleficent' Viral Video Launches New Instagram Contest

17 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Do you have what it takes to embrace your inner evil like Maleficent? Walt Disney Pictures has released a viral video for a new contest where fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the World Premiere of Maleficent by recreating your own Maleficent Laugh. To enter, post a video on Instagram with #MaleficentLaughSweeps or #SorteoLaRisaMaleficent. Take a look at this video below, and clickHere to read the full official rules.

Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg. »

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First featurette for Disney’s Maleficent

17 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over six weeks to go until its release, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first featurette for Maleficent, Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg’s (Alice in Wonderland) live-action reimagining of the animated classic Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) as the Mistress of All Evil and Elle Fanning (Super 8) as Princess Aurora. Check it out below… From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, »

- Gary Collinson

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First 'Maleficent' Featurette Shows More of Angelina Jolie's Spells

17 April 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's just over two weeks left until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, officially kicking off the blockbuster summer season. One of the films arriving in the same month doesn't take a cue from a comic book, but from classic animation. Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the point-of-view of the titular sorceress (Angelina Jolie) who places the infamous curse on the young princess (Elle Fanning), and a new featurette talks more about the revision of the well-known fairytale. Jolie offers some insight into the character, as well as Fanning's memory from her childhood spent absorbing the film. Watch! Here's the first featurette for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from YouTube: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Angelina Jolie plays the title villain »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Maleficent' Featurette Explores the Mythology Behind the Fairy Tale

17 April 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning delve into the story and mythology behind Maleficent in the first featurette for this Disney fantasy adventure. This dark take on the original 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty steers things in a new direction, offering a peek behind the curtain at this iconic villain with the stone heart. The cast and crew promise audiences something they won't expect, in theaters this May.

Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg. »

- MovieWeb

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First Featurette for Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

17 April 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney has released the first Maleficent featurette.  The film tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the titular villain (Angelina Jolie), and how a betrayal sets off a drive for revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This featurette features interviews with Jolie, Elle Fanning (who plays the Princess Aurora), screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland).  Their interviews help provide a few more details about the story, and the featurette also has some bits of new footage. Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th. Via Disney. Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent: “Maleficent” explores the untold story of »

- Matt Goldberg

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First Featurette For Maleficent Starring Angelina Jolie

17 April 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville, Maleficent is directed by Robert Stromberg and opens on on May 30th, 2014.  »

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15 New High-Resolution Maleficent Images Featuring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Fairies, and a Giant Dragon

16 April 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney has released a batch of new high-resolution Maleficent images from director Robert Stromberg’s upcoming fantasy-adventure film.  The pic tells the story of how the titular Sleeping Beauty villain turned antagonist, as Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  As we get closer to the pic’s release date, more and more visual effects shots are being completed.  Thus far this looks to be a very VFX-heavy outing, and these new Maleficent images give us a look at some of the CGI creatures—both big and small—that populate the fantasy tentpole. Hit the jump to check out the new Maleficent images.  The film also stars Elle FanningSharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th. Here’s the »

- Adam Chitwood

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New images from Disney’s Maleficent

13 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Walt Disney Pictures has released a batch of fourteen images from its upcoming live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent, which sees Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland) directing Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) as the iconic Mistress of All Evil. Check them out here via Stitch Kingdom….

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fairies, Trolls and a Dragon Appear in 14 New 'Maleficent' Images

12 April 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has released 14 new photos from their upcoming fantasy adventure Maleficent, offering a great look at the title villain herself, played by Angelina Jolie. We also get new images of Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval, along with a fierce dragon, a couple of well meaning trolls, and two of the fairies played by Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass) and Lesley Manville (Flittle) in this upcoming fairy tale.

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The untold story of the villain from Sleeping Beauty reveals the events that hardened Maleficent's heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.

Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, »

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Angelina Jolie Gets Cheeky In 14 New Maleficent Hi-Res Stills

12 April 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, »

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Cinelinx's 2014 Summer Movie Guide: May

11 April 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Well folks, it’s April and over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen movie studios step up their marketing for some hotly anticipated films.  We’ve been flooded with new trailers, images, and posters for a variety of films slated to hit this year, which can mean only one thing...Summer Movie Season is right around the corner (seems like just yesterday we were handling the 2013 Summer Movie Awards)! With the wealth of films hitting in these upcoming months it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed. Thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide, so you know what’s coming, when, and decide for yourself if a film is worth your time.  Come inside to learn about all that May has to offer!

We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past.  We’re breaking down each page »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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New banner for Disney's Maleficent featuring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

5 April 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we've got a new banner for Disney's upcoming live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent, which showcases Angelina Jolie's Mistress of All Evil, along with Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora....

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom »

- Gary Collinson

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New 'Maleficent' Trailer and Banner

4 April 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Visually, I like what I've seen so far with Maleficent (5/30), but director Robert Stromberg is untested and given his long history in visual effects the movie had better be visually impressive. I also like the look of Angelina Jolie in the lead role, but for whatever reason I'm still a little hesitant in getting overly interested in this movie. I feel we've been burned too many times with films that impress visually, but fail us narratively. Disney especially seems to have excelled at this with the likes of Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful. That said, is there anything a live-action version of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale can bring us the animated version didn'tc Will it be too beholden to the animated version and is the PG rating a sign Disney wanted to make sure this was tame enough for young audiences, which would leave adult audiences mildly satisfied, »

- Brad Brevet

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'Maleficent' TV Spot Teases a Dark Timeless Tale

4 April 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Maleficent has debuted a new TV spot full of knoble knights, mythical creatures, dragons and a very sleepy princess. But they are no match for the evil fairy who's heart has turned to stone. Watch as a timeless tale goes dark in this latest footage which teases plenty of action. No man or beast is a match for the deliciously deceitful Angelina Jolie. Revenge will be hers!

Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg. »

- MovieWeb

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Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent Gets a Banner Poster

4 April 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Robert Stromberg’s “Maleficent” tells the true story of the evil queen from Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” because, let’s face it, we’ve always wanted to know what her story was, amirite? Yeah, let’s just go with that. Honestly, I don’t even remember if I’ve actually ever seen the whole “Sleeping Beauty” movie. I always get it mixed up with all the other movies about princesses and evil queens and whatnot. How many of those does Disney have? A few billion? Anyhoos. Check out Angelina Jolie in a new banner poster for the movie above. Feel free to click on it to enlarge it. “Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, »

- Nix

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