Maleficent Movie

Don't believe the fairy tale.

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Untold story of Disney's most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.

Who's Involved:

Angelina Jolie, Brenton Thwaites, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Matt Smith, Imelda Staunton, Joe Roth, Palak Patel, India Eisley, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Lesley Manville, Kenneth Cranham, Linda Woolverton, Don Hahn, Robert Stromberg

Release Date:

Friday, May 30, 2014 (Nationwide)

sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images

Runtime: 1 hr, 38 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

“Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” 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 an epic 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.

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Who stars in Maleficent: Cast List

... Maleficent

"Those Who Wish Me Dead" , "The Eternals"  

... Princess Aurora

"The Nightingale" , "All The Bright Places"  

... Stefan

"Elysium" , "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"  

... Knotgrass

"Paddington 2" , "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"  

... Queen Ulla

"Belle" , "Stronger"  

... King

"Layer Cake" , "Closed Circuit"  

... Diaval

"The Vault" , "Radioactive"  

... Flittle

"Let Him Go" , "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"  

... Young Maleficent

"Every Breath You Take" , "The Curse of Sleeping Beauty"  

... Young Princess Aurora


... Thistletwit

"Palmer" , "The Dark Knight Rises"  

... Young Prince

"Gods of Egypt" , "Ghosts of War"  

Who's making Maleficent: Crew List

A look at the Maleficent behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Robert Stromberg last directed Carnival. The film's writer Linda Woolverton last wrote Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Alice Through the Looking Glass.


Linda Woolverton


Joe Roth

Production Company

Roth Films

Production: What we know about Maleficent?

Key Facts

  1. Linda Woolverton, the screenwriter of Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, wrote the screenplay.

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. August 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2012: The film was in Production status.
  4. Production began June 13th.

  5. April 2012: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. March 2012: The film was in Development status.
  7. January 2010: The film was in Announced status.

Maleficent Release Date: When was the film released?

Maleficent was released in 2014 on Friday, May 30, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Grand Seduction and Party Central. 3D/2D

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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