My daughter is still humming ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen,’ but Disney is quick to conjure up new films to entice you. So, bust out your vintage ‘Sleeping Beauty‘ movie to get your kids excited about ‘Maleficent.’ (At the very least, they will appreciate the stunning leap in cartoon image quality over the years!)
To this day, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney Princess and Maleficent is my preferred villain. In this reboot of the classic tale, audiences will get the details as to how the be-horned queen became the Mistress of All Evil. In the 1959 cartoon version, she pops up uninvited to Princess Aurora’s royal christening and curses the infant Princess to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.
Here’s a Fun Fact: Maleficent was voiced by Eleanor Audley in 1959, who was also the voice of Cinderella’s wicked stepmother!
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