As Angelina Jolie mentions, we all know what happened in 'Sleeping Beauty' -- an evil fairy curses the young Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday, etc. -- but what about the story of Maleficent? Director Robert Stromberg's behind-the-fairy-tale movie of 'Maleficent' will hit theaters May 30, and Disney released a new featurette, a batch of new photos, and will be releasing a sneak peek to be exclusively shown at Disney Parks that takes fans deeper into her backstory than ever before.
Jolie (and her sharpened prosthetic cheeks) star in 'Maleficent' as the misunderstood evil fairy who finally gets her time in the spotlight. While she's mainly shown as the witchy antagonist in the original Disney animated film, we see through the latest footage and images from the live-action rendering that she has a reason for seeming so ... malevolent, and even Elle Fanning's Aurora doesn't think she's so bad.
In addition, attendees at Disney Parks on both coasts will get to see an exclusive sneak peek at 'Maleficent.' Beginning April 18, this extended look will air daily in RealD 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney California Adventure. But for those unable to attend, there's still the above video and below gallery.
'Maleficent' also stars Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville.