G | | Animation, Family, Fantasy
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
The look of Maleficent was mainly inspired by actress Maila Nurmi's character Vampira who took most of her inspiration from Morticia Addams and coincidentally The Evil Queen from Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their...
King Hubert and Prince Phillip both remark at certain points in the movie that it's the 14th century. In another scene, we see fireworks being set off. Fireworks were not used for entertainment until the 16th century.
The opening credits say Technirama, but not Super Technirama 70, which is the process it was filmed in.
The 2008 "Platinum Edition" DVD and Blu-Ray release includes the film in its original Super Technirama 70 aspect ratio of 2.55:1, which makes the movie even wider than when originally presented theatrically in 1959.
$2,548,698 (USA) (21 March 1986)
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