‘Maleficent’: Angelina Jolie Gets Evil in New Disney Spot

Maleficent Angelina Jolie

Live-action retelling of 'Sleeping Beauty' story set for June 30 release

Four months before the film opens on May 30, Angelina Jolie pledges plenty of evil-doing as the title character in a Disney Channel spot for Disney’s “Maleficent.”

“Disney’s greatest villain comes to life,” the teaser promises.

“Maleficent” is a live-action retelling of Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” with a focus on the sorceress character. The trailer mixes footage from the 1959 animated film with shots of a vengeance-seeking Jolie donning a cape and horns and other images from the new movie.

Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville also star.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth, directed by Robert Stromberg and written by Linda Woolverton. Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serve as executive producers.

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  1. Did not feel it. Just looks like another Snow White. Same story, same tricks, same everything and Angelina, as good as she is, maybe more cartoonish, is not that far from what we are used to watch.

  2. Dave says:

    Love Angelina, but the CGI here is a little iffy. Is it meant to be photorealistic or is it crude on purpose, to convey a more child-friendly, plastic-y style and tone? The fairies are particularly disappointing… I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this pans out.

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