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Maleficent

Maleficent and her pet raven, Diablo
First appearance Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Created by Walt Disney Pictures
Voiced by Eleanor Audley (Sleeping Beauty)
Lois Nettleton (House of Mouse)
Susan Blakeslee (Kingdom Hearts series)
Also known as

Maleficent is a dark fairy and the self-proclaimed, "mistress of all evil" and main antagonist in Walt Disney's 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. She was animated by Marc Davis, and voiced by Eleanor Audley (who also voiced Lady Tremaine, the stepmother of Cinderella). She cursed the infant Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun set on her sixteenth birthday after not being invited to the baby's christening. She is viewed as one of the most powerful and sinister of the Disney villains[citation needed], as she lacks any of the "goofiness" generally present in the later ones, while still exhibiting something of a dark sense of humor. In 2001 she appeared as one of the main antagonists in the video game Kingdom Hearts she later appeared in its sequel, still as a enemy for most of the game, near the end she warmed to Sora and aided him. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Question_book-new. ... Image File history File links Maleficent. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Eleanor Audley Eleanor Audley (born November 19, 1905, in New York City, New York, died November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, California) was an actress and familiar voice in radio, film, television, and animation. ... Lois Nettleton in Twilight Zone:The Midnight Sun Lois Nettleton (born August 6, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an actress and voice artist mostly known for her work in television. ... Susan Blakeslee is a voice actor. ... by Sophie Anderson For other uses, see Fairy (disambiguation). ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... Marc Fraser Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. ... Eleanor Audley Eleanor Audley (born November 19, 1905, in New York City, New York, died November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, California) was an actress and familiar voice in radio, film, television, and animation. ... Lady Tremaine (also known as Stepmother to Cinderella) is the main villain from Disneys animated classic Cinderella. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Princess Aurora in Walt Disneys Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora is a fictional character, who appears as the princess in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ...

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Appearance

Maleficent appears in the form of a tall, pale skinned woman with yellow eyes and massive black horns, symbolic of her evilness. She is clad in a black and purple robe with bat wing-like edges, and wears a gold ring with a large circular black stone in it. She has a pet raven called Diablo, and a legion of goblins and troll-like entities at her command. In addition to this she carries a staff with a glowing green orb at the tip, through which she casts her spells, which include an ability to teleport herself from place to place or send bolts of lightning at enemies. She is also capable of shape shifting at will into numerous forms, including a will-o-the-wisp and a massive black and purple dragon. Despite this, she is in fact a fairy rather than a sorceress like the other three fairy godmothers in the movie. She is also reknowned as being somewhat beautiful in a macarbe fashion. “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... You may be looking for information on: Look up staff on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Orb in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the satellite communications facility. ... Shapeshifting, transformation or transmogrification refers to a change in the form or shape of a person. ... For other uses, see Will-o-the-wisp (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... In fairy tales, a fairy godmother is a fairy or person with magical powers who acts as a mentor or parent to someone. ...


During Sleeping Beauty's initial release, it was reported that many small children in the theaters were actually terrified of Maleficent's appearance both as a woman and dragon, and that some parents therefore had to leave the film early.


Biography

Maleficent first appears in the film Sleeping Beauty in King Stefan's castle during the christening of Stefan's daughter, Aurora, upset and enraged that she didn't receive an invitation to the ceremony like Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. In retaliation, Maleficent places a curse on Aurora for her to prick her finger on the spindle of an enchanted spinning wheel and die on her sixteenth birthday, although Merryweather is able to weaken the curse into a deep sleep rather than death.


But Maleficent's anger is further aroused when she hears that Aurora has been taken into hiding by the three fairies, so she starts a manhunt for her, although her incompetent pig and goblin-like goons spend the next sixteen years searching for a baby. Infuriated, Maleficent smites them with lightning from her staff and tells her pet raven, Diablo, to "Circle far and wide. Search for a maid of sixteen, with hair of sunshine gold, and lips red as the rose." This article is about the body feature. ... Look up sunshine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... The mouth, also known as the buccal cavity or the oral cavity, is the opening through which an animal or human takes in food. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ...


Maleficent's plan is successful, as, on the night of Aurora's return to Stefan's castle (her sixteenth birthday), Maleficent takes the form of an energy-orb and lures Aurora through a secret passageway into the tower of the castle, where she transforms into the spinning wheel and goads Aurora into touching the spindle. Aurora does so, and Maleficent reveals her motionless body to the three fairies, laughing in triumph.


To keep Aurora from awakening ever again, Maleficent and her goons sneak into Aurora's old forest cottage (where she was to meet her lover, in reality Prince Philip, her future husband) to trap Prince Philip and stop him delivering Love's First Kiss to Aurora (the only cure for her slumber). They succeed, and take him to Maleficent's castle, situated in the dreaded Forbidden Mountains.


Maleficent spends the next few hours in her castle, enjoying the victory festivities with her goons. Finally bored with the same celebration, she decides to pay Philip a visit and taunt him about how he failed to marry Aurora and that he will most probably be an old man by the time he escapes from the dungeon he is in. Laughing maniacally at Philip's anger, Maleficent retreats into her own tower "for the first time in sixteen years, I shall sleep well."


But she is disturbed before long by her goons making noise. She orders silence, only to see that Diablo has been turned to stone and that Flora, Merryweather, and Fauna have broken Philip out of prison and are escorting him back to Stefan's castle. Enraged once again, Maleficent throws all sorts of spells at Philip (lightning bolts and a forest of thorns), but his mystic weapons given to him by the fairies (the Shield of Virtue and the Sword of Truth) break the curses, forcing Maleficent to face Philip herself and wields "all the powers of Hell" to reach her final form: a dragon.


Maleficent and Philip start their battle, with Maleficent gaining the upper hand with her fire breath and forcing Philip to a nearby cliff. She manages to blast the shield out of his hands, but the three fairies transfer some of their power into the sword, making it powerful enough for Philip to throw it directly into Maleficent's heart before she can attack again.


Slowly dying, Maleficent falls forward and tries to devour Philip, but she misses, and her weight causes the cliff to collapse, taking her with it and crushing her to death, leaving behind only her robe with the sword still through it.


Other appearances

Dragon Maleficent

Maleficent is a recurring character on the TV series House of Mouse. She also appeared in the spin-off movie, Mickey's House of Villains where she was constantly shown, but delivered only a single song lyric, "Every evil queen gets due respect." In one scene from another episode, Maleficent sits across from Jafar in human form, and it was stated by Mickey that the two villains were on a date, after which Maleficent zapped Jafar. In another episode, Mickey had to help Hades win Maleficent's heart. Image File history File links Maleficent220. ... Image File history File links Maleficent220. ... The House of Mouse is a Disney cartoon show where Mickey Mouse and his friends run a nighclub called The House of Mouse, which shows Disney cartons as part of its floor show. ... Mickeys House of Villains is a direct-to-video film created by Disney. ... Jafar (Arabic: جعفر [Jafar]) is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Hades, voiced by James Woods, is the villain in the 1997 movie Hercules, based on the Greek god Hades. ...


Maleficent is also mentioned in the Nightwish song "FantasMic" from their 2000 album Wishmaster, in the lyrics Maleficent's fury / The spindle so luring. Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland. ... Wishmaster is the third album by Nightwish, released July 18, 2000 by Spinefarm Records. ...


Maleficent is also the main villain in the novel, The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson. In the novel, primarily based in Magic Kingdom, she is able to leave the confines of the Disney Resort, enslave humans and try to take over the real world. The Kingdom Keepers is a fantasy thriller novel written for young readers by Ridley Pearson and published in 2005 by Disney Editions. ... Ridley Pearson is a novelist, writing mostly suspense and thrillers. ...


Maleficent was also the final boss on the North American version of the video game Mickey Mousecapade created in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Computer and video games redirects here. ... Mickey Mousecapade. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... “NES” redirects here. ...


Maleficent's theme is heard during the intro of World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, since at the end of the intro, the main villain is shown. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is the title of a Sega Genesis video game that was produced by Sega of America and released in 1992. ...


Maleficent also became the main villian in the direct-to-video movie Mickey, Donald, and Goofy:The Royal Rescue.


Kingdom Hearts series

Maleficent appears as a major antagonist in the video game Kingdom Hearts series. She is voiced by Susan Blakeslee in the English version and Toshiko Sawada in the Japanese version. Maleficent leads the group of Disney villains who seek to harness the power of darkness within Kingdom Hearts. In the first Kingdom Hearts, Xehanort's Heartless unlocks her heart which transforms her into her dragon form. Sora defeats her but she is resurrected in Kingdom Hearts II, where she seeks a new base of operations so she can resume her intent to obtain Kingdom Hearts. At first she wants her revenge against Sora, but she ends up helping him on two occasions in order to stop Organization XIII. In Kingdom Hearts II, Maleficent recruits Pete, a long-time troublemaker banished from Disney Castle, to create a powerful Heartless army. The logo of Kingdom Hearts, the first game in the series. ... Susan Blakeslee is a voice actor. ... Toshiko Sawada , born September 14, 1936 in Fukuoka) is a veteran seiyū who works for Haikyo. ... Ever since Walt Disney created Steamboat Willie and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there have always been Disney villains raining on a heros parade. ...


Fantasmic!

In the night time show Fantasmic!, performed at the Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme parks, Maleficent is one of the Disney villains portrayed in the shows. In the shows, the Evil Queen decides it is time to finish off Mickey Mouse once and for all, and invokes Disney villains to help her. They strike Mickey through his dreams and imagination, and Maleficent is the final villain to attack Mickey - the battle between Maleficent's European dragon incarnation and Mickey serves as the climax to the show. It is to be noted that Maleficent cries out before becoming the dragon: "Now you will deal with me and all the powers of my imagination!", whereas, in the original film, she proclaimed "Now shall you deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of Hell!" Because of the weight of the costume, she is usually played by a man. Fantasmic! is the night-time fireworks and visual hydrotechnic show at Disneyland in California and Disneys Hollywood Studios, Florida. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... Disneys Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ...


Dream Along With Mickey

In the Dream Along With Mickey stage show at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Maleficent is one of the villains who appear onstage to threaten Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Maleficent states that since people no longer believe in dreams, it's the perfect time for her to return to power and make the Magic Kingdom "the Place Where Nightmares Come True" - a play on the Disney parks' slogan of "the Place Where Dreams Come True." But Mickey leads the crowd in a chant of "Dreams Come True!" and scares away Maleficent's minions, Captain Hook and Smee, as well as defeating Maleficent herself. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Minnie redirects here. ... Donald Duck is a cartoon character from Walt Disney Productions. ... This article is about the Disney character. ... Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company which manages and builds the theme parks and vacation resorts for which Disney is famous. ... Gerald du Maurier as Captain Hook Captain James Hook is the villain of J. M. Barries play and novel Peter Pan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Maleficent also makes appearances during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. She makes an appearance through her voice in HalloWishes, a Halloween-themed fireworks show along with Ursula The Sea Witch, Jafar, and Oogie Boogie. Susan Blakeslee provides Maleifcent's voice in those cases. Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separate-admission (a/k/a hard-ticket) Halloween-themed event held annually during the months of September and October at the Magic Kingdom theme park of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, outside Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... HalloWishes (known by its full title of Happy HalloWishes: A Grim Grinning Ghosts Spooktacular in the Sky) is a fireworks show that takes place in lieu of Wishes at Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separate-admission (hard ticket) event held in September and October at Walt Disney... This article is about the holiday. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Ursula is a villainess who first appeared in the 1989 Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. ... Jafar (Arabic: جعفر [Jafar]) is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar. ... Oogie Boogie. ...


During the Disney Villains Mix and Mingle Halloween Dance Party at that same event, Maleficent, along with Captain Hook, hosts the party and summons up all the villains that attend, including her co-host Hook and other villains, such as Cruella De Vil, Judge Claude Frollo, The Queen of Hearts, Jafar, and The Evil Queen. Not to be confused with Cruella de Ville, a short-lived 1980s post-punk band. ... Frollo from the Hunchback of Notre Dame Judge Claude Frollo is the villain of Disneys feature movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame. ... Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show, as the Queen of Hearts The Queen of Hearts is a character from the book Alices Adventures in Wonderland by the mathematician Lewis Carroll. ... Jafar is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman, in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Queen Narissa

The main antagonist of the 2007 live-action, Disney movie Enchanted, is based partly on Maleficent. Whilst also resembling her physically and possessing her dark powers, she is obsessed with killing the beautiful princess and capable of transforming into a gigantic, purple dragon. The climax of the film is quite similar to the battle at the end of Sleeping Beauty, but with a twist in the tale. It is the princess trying to rescue the hero rather than vice versa. Narissa's demise is similar to that of Maleficent. Enchanted is basically a combination of many Disney Classics. Enchanted is a 2007 musical film, directed by Kevin Lima and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Josephson Entertainment. ...


References

External links

  • Disney Archives - Maleficent
  • Walt Disney World Resort - Dream-Along With Mickey
The logo of Kingdom Hearts, the first game in the series. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is a video game for the Game Boy Advance and the second installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, bridging the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. This game was released in the United States on December 7, 2004. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days , pronounced Kingdom Hearts Three-Five-Eight Days over Two) is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS with assistance from h. ... Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep ) is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable. ... Kingdom Hearts coded ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix, in collaboration with the Walt Disney Internet Group,[2] for mobile phones. ... The members of Organization XIII in the image are, from left to right, Xigbar, Demyx, Luxord, Saïx, Xaldin, Xemnas, Axel, Marluxia, Larxene, Lexaeus, Zexion, and Vexen. ... The music of the video game series Kingdom Hearts was composed by Yoko Shimomura. ... Square Enixs and Disneys Kingdom Hearts series of video games takes place in an unnamed outer space-like fictional universe with numerous self-contained worlds to explore over the course of play. ...

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Disney Archives | Maleficent Villains History (0 words)
he evil fairy Maleficent is responsible for all misfortune that befalls Stefan's kingdom; even the merest killing frost bears her mark.
Before the day is done, she'll have to assume her most fearsome guise, as a fire-breathing dragon, to defend all she's won.
Maleficent's fearfully caustic persona was voiced by Eleanor Audley, who had previously performed Lady Tremaine, the wicked stepmother in "Cinderella" (1950).
Kingdom Hearts - Characters - Indepth Bios - Maleficent - Kingdom Hearts Impulse (1966 words)
Maleficent greeted the fairies as they arrived at the room and vanished in green flames, leaving the princess Aurora to her sleep.
Maleficent reprimanded Riku for bringing Kairi to her by the single use of the dark powers, a reckless move, and told of her implication with Beast.
Maleficent released the final threads of her plan to the keyblade master and his companions before engaging in a duel which left her struggling for energy.
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