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Maleficent (2014)

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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.



(screenplay by), (based on "La Belle au bois dormant" written by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
King Henry
Young Maleficent
Young Stefan
Teen Maleficent
Teen Stefan


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 a 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. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maléfica  »


Box Office


$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,431,298, 1 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmmaker Paul Dini was called in to re-draft the script alongside Linda Woolverton. He is one of the most influential and greatest figures of animation in the art form's history, due to his highly acclaimed work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Superman (1996), Animaniacs (1993), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), Tiny Toon Adventures (1990), Batman Beyond (1999), and Justice League (2001), which attracted the attention of the filmmakers. Dini, however, won't be credited for his contributions. See more »


Shots of Aurora as a baby arriving at the cottage for the first time show she is wrapped in the king's cloak. The basket is carried inside, but in a subsequent shot, we see that the same shot of the baby in the basket is used (with the cloak). When the camera angle changes the cloak is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Let us tell an old story anew, and we will see how well you know it. Once upon a time, there were two kingdoms that were the worst of neighbors. So vast was the discord between them that it was said only a great hero or a terrible villain might bring them together. In one kingdom lived folk like you and me, with a vain and greedy king to rule over them. They were forever discontent, and envious of the wealth and beauty of their neighbors. For in the other kingdom, the Moors, lived ...
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Crazy Credits

The usual Disney castle in the opening credits is replaced by the castle used in the movie. See more »


Aurora in Faerieland
Composed by James Newton Howard
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User Reviews

Great movie
28 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have waited a long time for this film and it did not disappoint!

The film is very entertaining with stunning visuals and impressive action scenes. This is definitely Angelina's film and she is incredible as Maleficent.

Supporting cast are also impressive and Elle was perfect casting for Aurora. The 3d was also good and really did enhance many scenes. The score by James Newton Howard really blew me away and adds magic to the film.

My screening was all made up of adults which surprised me. The trailers for the film really give the film a dark tone, however the actual film has many light Disney moments.

I highly recommend this film and the 3d is worth paying a bit extra!

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