Maleficent is a 2014 fantasy and fantasy adventure film directed by Robert Stromberg and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The script was written by Linda Woolverton based on the classic cartoon film Sleeping Beauty. With Angelina Jolie as the main antagonist, the film reimagines the story from the 1959 cartoon Sleeping Beauty, but from the perspective of the evil Maleficent character. The plot changes clearly: Maleficent does not spend 16 years searching for Princess Aurora, but keeping a close eye on her the whole time; Aurora knew she was being watched by Maleficent, knew who she was and even met Maleficent in person to hear her talk about her stolen wings and why she hated King Stefan - her father. Filming on June 18, 2012, and scheduled for release on May 30, 2014 in Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D as well as regular theaters.
Maleficent marks the debut directing of film producer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful). Angelina Jolie, Joe Roth and Don Hahn co-produced the film.
Maleficent tells the unprecedented story of Disney's signature villain in Sleeping Beauty and the feud of betrayal that turned her innocent heart to stone. Due to her revenge and strong desire to protect her magical forest, Queen Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) brutally places a dark curse she stole from her older sister onto her newly born princess Aurora. that even herself and her 3 cousins can't break it, but only the kiss of true love is powerful enough to break this curse. As the child grows up, Aurora (Elle Fanning) is caught between the boiling conflict between the kingdoms in the forest she has come to love and the human kingdom to which she belongs. Maleficent realizes that Aurora is the key to peace and is forced to take drastic action to change the two worlds forever. "
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, who calls herself "Queen of the jungle".
Ella Purnell as a young Maleficent.
Isobelle Molloy as teenage Maleficent.
Sharlto Copley as King Stefan, the father of Aurora. Toby Regbo as a young Stefan.
Michael Higgins as a teenager Stefan.
Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora / Briar Rose, beautiful sleeping in the woods.
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt as Aurora at the age of 5.
Eleanor Worthington Cox as Aurora at the age of 8.
Sam Riley as Diaval, Maleficent's crow when transformed into a human.
Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass, the fairy.
Juno Temple as Thistletwit, fairy.
Lesley Manville as Flittle, Fairy.
Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip (son of King Henry), who is promised to Aurora.