Angelina Jolie in the title role in "Maleficent." Photo Credit: Walt Disney

New Featurette for Maleficent Gives You a Look at the Other Side (Video)

There isn’t much time now before a classic Disney story comes to life on the big screen in a way that you have never quite seen before. In Disney’s Maleficent, we take a look at the other, much darker side of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. In a new featurette for the film, we hear from people like director Robert Stromberg and actress Angelina Jolie, who plays the Disney villain herself, as they paint a picture of the other side of the story.

In the classic tale, we hear about the curse, and the awful woman named Maleficent who brought this curse down upon her. What no one ever stopped to consider is why? What is it that happened in her life that made Maleficent’s heart so dark that she would bring a curse down upon a small child before she has even had the opportunity to really live?

In the featurette, Screenwriter Linda Woolverton talks about creating not only a past for Maleficent, but then going beyond what you know from Sleeping Beauty in the eyes of the villain herself.

Here is a look at the latest featurette for the upcoming Disney film Maleficent.

I know that I say this every time, but to be honest with you, I am pretty excited for this film. I cannot think of anyone more perfect to play the role of Maleficent than Angelina Jolie. Everything that we have seen from the film thus far has been pretty spot on from what I would expect from such a film.

Maleficent will be the first directorial effort by director Robert Stromberg.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as the storied Disney villain. Maleficent also stars Elle Fanning as a young Princess Aurora, as well as Juno TempleSharlto CopleyBrenton ThwaitesPeter Capaldi, Miranda RichardsonImelda Staunton, and many more.

Maleficent is scheduled to be released on May 30, 2014.

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