Maleficent – New Featurette and Clips

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A new featurette and two clips from Disney’s “Maleficent” have been released. We’re just about a week away from the opening of this retelling of Disney’s classic animated feature “Sleeping Beauty.” In this new behind the scenes featurette, we learn how the cast and filmmakers create one of the biggest battle scenes in the film.

Excited? Grab your Maleficent tickets now for the May 30th release.

Two new clips from the film are below the jump:

Clip 1: Fairy Godmother – Aurora and Maleficent come face to face in the Moors:

Clip 2: In the Clouds – Maleficent’s wings carry her through the moor above the clouds

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

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