REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ Novelizations by Elizabeth Rudnick

'The Curse of Maleficent' by Elizabeth Rudnick I have long been a fan of the (junior) novelizations of the Disney family of films, so when I was offered the opportunity to read the novelization of Maleficent by Disney Publishing Worldwide, I jumped at the opportunity. What I expected was a novelization based on the film; what I did not expect were two novelizations: Maleficent and The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty, both available April 29, 2014.

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PHOTO: Elle Fanning Visits Disneyland

Elle Fanning © DisneyTo support her upcoming film, Maleficent (May 30, 2014), in which she takes on the role of Aurora, Elle Fanning recently visited the Disneyland Resort, where she posed in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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.

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‘Maleficent’ Fourteen New Hi-Res Stills

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with fourteen newly released high-res stills from Maleficent, in theaters May 30, 2014. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery embedded below.

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.

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‘Maleficent’ Hi-Res Banner Ads Explore Fairy World

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with high-res versions of two banner/triptych advertisements for its upcoming film Maleficent (May 30, 2014), which you can find below. Click on each of the images to expand them to a larger version, which you can then use the resize icon to view them at the original resolution.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Maleficent’ Collection by Hot Topic (Sneak Peek)

Maleficent Collection by Hot Topic

If there is one thing Stitch Kingdom is synonymous with, it’s young women’s fashion. So when a little birdie — or should we say raven? — offered to give us a sneak beak at the upcoming  Maleficent Hot Topic exclusive collaboration, it was an offer we simply couldn’t refuse. Our source — who would identify himself only as D — managed to pass along some leaked screenshots of pics of some of the upcoming fashion line inspired by the film and its iconic villain (Angelina Jolie) as well as the sleeping beauty herself, Aurora (Elle Fanning).

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WATCH: ‘Maleficent’ Commercial, ‘Wicked’

'Maleficent' PosterWalt Disney Studios has just released its first television commercial for Maleficent (May 30, 2014), titled ‘Wicked.’ You can find it embedded below.

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.

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‘Maleficent’ Holds Court in New Hi-Res Still

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) Ph: Frank Connor © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a new high-res still from Maleficent, in theaters May 30, 2014. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery embedded below.

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.

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‘Maleficent’ ‘Evil is Complicated’ Promo Shows Maleficent at Most Vulnerable

MaleficentShe had wings once, she explained to Aurora in the newest trailer for Maleficent — they were taken from her. And now a new promo for the film (May 30, 2014), titled ‘Evil is Complicated’ features a small amount of new footage including this scene in which Maleficent is forced to come to terms with having her wings removed — presumably by force. You can find the new promo embedded below.

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‘Maleficent’ New Stills in High Resolution

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) Photo Credit: Film Frame ©Disney 2014

In honor of the release of the full length trailer for Maleficent (May 30, 2014), Walt Disney Studios has provided us with two new high-res stills from Maleficent, in theaters May 30, 2014. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Maleficent’ Full Length Trailer

Maleficent StillWalt Disney Studios has just released its first full-length trailer for its upcoming film, Maleficent (May 30, 2014) with Angelina Jolie in the title role. You can find the trailer embedded below.

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.

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