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Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, Henry's son Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday. Stefan demands that all of the spinning wheels be collected, and orders his daughter to be secretly raised in the woods by three good-hearted but dim-witted fairies, who will return her to him the day after her 16th birthday. However, Maleficent refuses to stay away from Aurora and ends up developing maternal feelings for the girl, eventually inspiring her to try to undo the curse she placed upon the princess. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:May 30, 2014

Cast

Angelina Jolie
as Maleficent
Sharlto Copley
as Stefan
Elle Fanning
as Princess Aurora
Sam Riley
as Diaval
Imelda Staunton
as Knotgrass
Juno Temple
as Thistletwit
Lesley Manville
as Flittle
Kenneth Cranham
as King Henry
India Eisley
as Maleficent (young)
Janet McTeer
as Narrator
Brenton Thwaites
as Prince Philip
Sarah Flind
as Princess Leila's Handmaiden
Angus Wright
as Advisor to King Henry
Oliver Maltman
as Advisor to King Henry
John O'Toole
as Nobleman
Stephen Chase
as General
Mark Caven
as General
John Macmillan
as Captain
Liam McKenna
as King Henry's Captain

Crew

Robert Stromberg
Director
Joe Roth
Producer
Linda Woolverton
Screenwriter
Dean Semler
Cinematographer
Fraser Taggart
Cinematographer
Michael Coulter
Cinematographer
Peter Talbot
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Editor
Dylan Cole
Production Designer
David Allday
Art Director
Elaine Kusmishko
Art Director
Phil Sims
Art Director
Lori Korngiebel
Associate Producer
Angelina Jolie
Executive Producer
Don Hahn
Executive Producer
Matt Smith
Executive Producer
Sarah Bradshaw
Executive Producer
Lee Sandales
Set Decorator
Lisa Chugg
Set Decorator
Anna Sheppard
Costume Designer
Tim Nielsen
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Whelan
First Assistant Director
Richard Hewitt
First Assistant Director
Nick Heckstall-Smith
First Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan
First Assistant Director
Martin Hume
Camera Operator
Oliver Loncraine
Camera Operator
Roger Pearce
Camera Operator
Gary Spratling
Camera Operator
Barry O'Sullivan
Sound Mixer
Lucy Bevan
Casting
Chris Munro
Sound Mixer
Tom Rye
Second Assistant Director
Kelly Port
Visual Effects Supervisor
Frank Eulner
Supervising Sound Editor
Eunice Huthart
Stunts Coordinator
Rick Baker
Makeup Designer
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
Charles Perrault
Short Story Author
Christian Roberton
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Seth Maury
Visual Effects Supervisor
Catherine Mullan
Supervising Animator
David Crossman
Costumes Supervisor
Paul Gooch
Hair Designer
Paul Gooch
Makeup Designer
Sarah Bradshaw
Unit Production Manager
Warren Leathem
Supervising Animator
David Parker
Re-Recording Mixer
Samar Pollitt
Second Assistant Director
Gary Rizzo
Re-Recording Mixer
Simon Crane
Stunts Coordinator
Tim Nielsen
Supervising Sound Editor
Barrie Hemsley
Visual Effects Producer
Donald Sabourin
Production Supervisor
Clwyd Edwards
Visual Effects
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