PG | | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Angelina Jolie based her character's speech and accent in homage of the original Sleeping Beauty (1959)'s Maleficent voice actor Eleanor Audley. Her laughter in the film was also based on the best variation she tried in front of her children and chosen by them.
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 ...
Whenever the human Diaval's beak-like nose is backlit, you can see the shadow of Sam Riley's actual nose underneath.
The usual Disney castle in the opening credits is replaced by the castle used in the movie.
$69,431,298 (USA) (30 May 2014)
$241,407,328 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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