According to Cinema Blend on Thursday, a recent clip of Angelina Jolie in Disney's "Maleficent" made its debut. The character stops people cold including the royalty that gazes upon her as she crashes Princess Aurora's Christening. Jolie's facial expressions as she addresses her audience seem to be well placed considering such an awkward situation as she wasn't invited to the event. If some people are familiar with the "Sleeping Beauty" story, the consequences wind up being rather problematic. This time, the tale tells the story that delves into the Maleficent character.
The scene is rather similar to the Disney animated version of the movie as even the CGI created pixies Knotgrass, potrayed by Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville as Flittle, and Thistlewit as played by Juno Temple. When upon finding out that King Stephan, played by Sharlto Copley, didn't invite her to the royal party, one can easily see her go from a pouty to an evil, yet enthralling white smile.
The costume design for Jolie's character was a duty taken on by London's costume designer, Anna B. Sheppard who has been known to work on such movie projects like "The Pianist" and "Schindler's List". The designer had to consider two different environments when designing the costume. One that involved the enchanted feel of a forest while the other of a more human world.
In the 1959 film, the animator that designed Maleficent was none other than Marc Davis. He was the originator of the horns, flowing robes, and high collars that gave the evil villain the iconic look that Jolie brings to life in the live-action film.
Chances are the raven that is perched upon her staff is Diaval, a shape-shifter who is her right-hand man and there will be three actors portraying the Aurora character. Dakota Fanning will play the mature Aurora while Jolie's daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt playing certain parts in addition to Eleanor Worthington Cox.
Disney's "Maleficent" opens in theaters on May 30.