Wow! Tomorow is the Big Day when the world gets to see the gorgeous Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's evil stepmother and starring in Maleficent!! Taking Walt Disney's Classic and perhaps The Most Popular Princess, Aurora's story, but as seen from the twisted view of her evil stepmother.
Angelina Jolie arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
The reviews are fantastic! Here is one from Reuters:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie, in taking her first major acting role in years, wanted something "crazy and silly" to counter the more serious parts of her life and her idea of fun was to play a baddie who looks pretty darn scary to children.
Maleficent is a villain, and one of Disney's most popular since she appeared as the wicked fairy in the 1959 animated feature "Sleeping Beauty," in which she casts an evil spell on the princess.
The modern reimagining of that fairytale in "Maleficent" allows Jolie to show the hurt that sparked her character's evil side and how she overcomes it. It may be dark at times - "the darkest Disney will go" says Jolie - but kids and adults will get laughs from its wicked humor, an uplifting tale of justice and a new cinematic heroine with a gothic twist.
"There are people today, especially kids, that have been bullied and felt like they are outsiders or felt different," said Jolie of her character, who sports black horns and sharp cheekbones. "And I loved that this goes in that direction."
So apparently did her six kids, who encouraged her to take the role and helped her find her memorable Maleficent voice. "My children have seen it and it really makes them happy," she said.
The film, a big Walt Disney Co production that cost $200 million, opens Friday in U.S. theaters and the studio has launched an ambitious marketing campaign that includes Maleficent lines of MAC Cosmetics and clothing and shoes by designer Stella McCartney. ...more
Why you may ask, do we care? Besides loving Angelina and all Disney Fairy Tales, we just got in the dolls today and will have them listed very soon. Above is the Malefient Coronation Doll and below, the Beautiful Aurora Coronation Doll:
Look for them soon!