Watch: New Featurettes Explore the Legacy & Creatures of 'Maleficent'
by Ethan Anderton
May 7, 2014
Following a small batch of new posters, a few featurettes for Disney's fantasy Maleficent have surfaced. They're all pretty brief, but one dives into the creatures of this magical kingdom, including the shape-shifting Diaval (Sam Riley). There's also some new footage of some of the other forest creatures who come to fight with Maleficent. In addition, there's a discussion with Angelina Jolie about the legacy of the villainess and also more of the drum-beating for people to understand that this Disney sorceress is just misunderstood with a complicated past. Can A Million Ways to Die in the West compete? We'll see. Watch!
Here's the brief pod featurettes for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from Disney Malaysia:
And here's a longer featurette with Angelina Jolie straight from Walt Disney Pictures:
Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Angelina Jolie plays the title villain from the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty in this live-action spin that also stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Juno Temple (Atonement) and more. Disney sends Maleficent to theaters everywhere in 3D on May 30th, 2014 this summer. Visit the film's official website. Excited?