14 January 2013 1:21 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

After a period of relative quiet in the House of Mouse’s feature film department, Disney’s magic cinema cauldron is brewing once more.

The studio announced today that Angelina Jolie’s live-action Maleficent — a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of its wicked villain — has been shifted from its original release date of March 14, 2014 to the far more high profile release of July 2, 2014, smack in the middle of the Independence Day holiday. It will also be released in 3-D. 

With the March 2014 corridor now relatively open, Disney chose to slot The Muppets 2 for the following weekend, »


- Adam B. Vary

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