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  • harmful or evil in intent or effect

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Maleficent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Sleeping Beauty (1959) is an American animated movie produced by Walt Disney Productions and released to movie theaters by Buena Vista Distribution. It is based on the 1697 fairy tale "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" by Charles Perrault. The movie was directed by Les Clark, Eric Larson, and Wolfgang Reitherman, under the supervision of Clyde Geronimi. Additional story work was provided by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, and Milt Banta.

The movie's musical score and songs are arrangements or adaptations of material from the 1890 Sleeping Beauty ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Buena Vista Distribution released the movie to theaters on January 29, 1959. It was the first animated movie to be photographed in the Technirama widescreen process. The movie was presented in Super Technirama 70 and 6-channel stereophonic sound in first-run engagements.

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  • DVD review: Angelina Jolie shines in Maleficent but her Beauty keeps sleep at bay
    Following in the vein of the book and musical "Wicked", this Disney film takes a classic tale - "Sleeping Beauty" - and retells it from a different perspective. Read more on this news related to 'Maleficent'
  • 'Maleficent' Director Helms Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl Spot
    The 30-second spot from the two-time Academy Award winner is a parable of the 'Tortoise and the Hare' fable. Read more on this news related to 'Maleficent'
  • The Creepy Couture of 'Maleficent'
    Using animal skins, bones and even teeth, three London designers, handpicked by Angelina Jolie, turned Disney's villain into a vision of vileness. Read more on this news related to 'Maleficent'

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