Cue the fanfare. Add the trumpets and chorus. The regal Sleeping Beauty: The Legacy Collection was released last month to celebrate the animated film’s 55th anniversary. How does this soundtrack stack up? More importantly, should this music have stayed asleep or been reawakened for new audiences?
Maleficent Director: Robert Stromberg
Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG | 97 Minutes
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty and the betrayal that ultimately turned her once-pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) places a cruel and irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn child, Aurora.
As the child grows, Aurora (Elle Fanning) is caught in a middle of an age-old conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her destiny. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
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Last month, we got to see the full trailer for Disney’s Maleficent, the live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty, focusing more on the story of the infamous villain from Disney’s 1959 animated classic.
Angelina Jolie plays Maleficent in the new film and so far we’ve seen a small glimpse of the character’s backstory in the “Maleficent’s Wings” clip. Now, Disney has released a featurette titled “Legacy” that gives more information on the title character.
Check out the 2-minute video here below, which features movie footage along with interview clips with Jolie, co-star Elle Fanning (who plays Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty), and director Robert Stromberg.
The movie is a live-action retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty, focusing more on the story of the infamous villain from Disney’s 1959 animated classic, Maleficent, who is played int the movie by Angelina Jolie.