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

1 hour 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

9 hours ago | 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

11 hours ago | 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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First 'Maleficent' Featurette Shows More of Angelina Jolie's Spells

14 hours ago | 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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Angelina Jolie Discusses ‘Reinvention’ of Disney's ‘Maleficent’ in New Preview (Video)

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angelina Jolie promises Disney's “Maleficent” will be “very different from what people are going to expect” in a new behind-the-scenes featurette. “We've respected the classic, we've tried to bring you what we love about this story. We also hope to bring a world you have never seen before,” Jolie, who plays the titular wicked witch, says in the newest preview (above). “It's a very beautiful story, and I think it's very different from what people are going to expect.” See video: Lana Del Rey Sings Sultry ‘Once Upon a Dream’ Rendition for New ‘Maleficent’ Preview Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King”) stresses that the. »

- Greg Gilman

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Maleficent — New Featurette, Image, and Disney Park Exclusive Preview Details

17 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here is a new featurette for Maleficent with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning talking about what drew them to the project. Writer Linda Woolverton talks about how the story developed and how Maleficent became the center of this take on the Sleeping Beauty tale.

Starting April 18th, visitors to Disney's California Adventure theme park will be able to watch a special extended sneak peek that will play daily in RealD 3D at the ABC Sound Studio inside the park.

The untold story of Maleficent unveils in theaters May 30 (USA).

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

17 hours ago | 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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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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The Mad Hatter’s father cast in Alice in Wonderland sequel

10 April 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The sequel to Disney’s 2010 live action reboot of Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s novel Alice in Wonderland – tentatively entitled Through The Looking Glass – has quietly been trudging along into pre-production without much fanfare as yet. However, It looks like we will all be seeing a new character come May 2016 in the guise of the Mad Hatter’s father, who is to be played by stage thespian Mark Rylance.

Rylance’s previous big screen outings are few and far between but include the likes of The Other Boleyn Girl, Anonymous and Intimacy. Much of his acting career has been spent on stage including various stints at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre , London.

Set to return is Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter with Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) the only previously announced new face due to appear as an unnamed villain. The movie is to be directed by »

- Gavin Logan

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Mark Rylance To Play Mad Hatter's Father

9 April 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Acclaimed stage actor Mark Rylance ("The Other Boleyn Girl," "Anonymous") is in talks to play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character in "Through the Looking Glass," the sequel to Disney's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" adaptation.

Rylance and Sacha Baron Cohen join a cast which sees the return of Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter. How the Mad Hatter's father fits into the story isn't known as yet.

James Bobin helms from a script by Linda Woolverton. Filming aims to begin this summer.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Gets a Dad in 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

9 April 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mark Rylance is in talks to play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character in Disney's sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland, entitled Through the Looking Glass.

Plot and character details are being kept under wraps, but he joins a cast that also includes Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Sacha Baron Cohen as the unidentified villain. It isn't known how the Mad Hatter's father will figure into the story quite yet.

James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted) is directing from a script by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent), with Disney hoping to get the sequel into production sometime this summer.

Although he is best known for his work on the stage, Mark Rylance's big-screen credits include The Other Boleyn Girl, Anonymous and the upcoming crime drama The Gunman, which hits theaters later this year.

Through the Looking Glass comes to theaters May 27th, »

- MovieWeb

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Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Gets a Father in Mark Rylance

9 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Mark Rylance has joined the cast of Walt Disney Pictures' Alice in Wonderland sequel, Through the Looking Glass . Variety reports that the actor, best known for his stage work, will play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in director James Bobin's followup to Tim Burton's 2010 box office hit. The original film, itself a sequel of sorts to Carroll's 19th century texts, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," starred Mia Wasikowska alongside Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse and Barbara Windsor and grossed more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Linda Woolverton, who scripted the »

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New 'Maleficent' Banner Poster

4 April 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

A new banner has arrived from Disney's "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie. The film opens on May 30th, 2014 under the direction of Robert Stromberg and is scripted by Linda Woolverton. “Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. "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 »

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New 'Maleficent' Banner Shows Off the Kingdom & More Creatures

3 April 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Taking a cue from the annoyingly similar banners for Oz: The Great and Powerful and Alice in Wonderland, Disney has decided to deliver a banner poster for Maleficent that shows off more than just Angelina Jolie and her horns. Like the aforementioned Disney marketing pieces, this banner shows off a lot of the kingdom, including some creatures we've yet to see in the trailers. In addition to the banner, a French poster has also surfaced that basically takes the same image and puts it in a more narrow frame, but adds the three colorful fairies into the mix. Plus there's Elle Fanning as Sleeping Beauty too. Check out both posters! Here's the new banner for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from Yahoo: And here's a variation of the banner in a French poster from Imp Awards: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Banner Hits For ‘Maleficent’

3 April 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Yahoo! Movies released a new banner for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, 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, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New Banner For Disney's Maleficent

3 April 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. »

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New ‘Maleficent’ TV Spot

28 March 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures released a new TV spot for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie. The TV spot features more footage from the film.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, 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 »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Magical Creatures Appear In New Maleficent TV Spot

28 March 2014 10:05 AM, 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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‘Maleficent’ International Trailer Hints at the Villain’s Backstory

25 March 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Disney’s Frozen is an Oscar-winning, billion dollar-grossing fairy tale success story for the company, having even outperformed the studio’s recent live-action (Johnny Depp-anchored) tentpoles like Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the global box office. However, for its next foray into the world of princesses and magic, the Mouse House is returning to the world of Sleeping Beauty (previously depicted in animated form in 1959) – this time, spun from the perspective of its villain, in the live-action fantasy Maleficent.

Maleficent was directed by Robert Stromberg (art director on Oz the Great and Powerful), based on a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (who also penned Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming sequel). It features a leading turn by Angelina Jolie as the wingless dark fairy who – in traditional versions of ...

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