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The Power of Understatement in 1950 Disney Cinderella - The Stepmother

“The slightly befuddled benevolence of the Fairy Godmother offers a striking contrast with the icy, calculating stepmother.  The new generation of animators praises the character as one of Disney’s most frightening villains.   661 more words

A Wish Your Heart Makes Charles Solomon

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.


Maleficent Before She Was Good


Then & Now

With Angelina Jolie’s over-the-top performance in a live action Disney fairy tale, we chose to go back to the roots of Maleficent in the original… 267 more words

Politics & Society

Without All the Powers of Hell

Maleficent is based on the classic Disney animated feature Sleeping Beauty. The new film gives a new view point on Disney’s scariest villain. But in the process, the movie completely changes the character and the ending of a vintage tale. 418 more words

Movie Review

Maleficent 2014: Wicked is as Wicked Does

One of the first movies I reviewed on this website was Tim Burton’s live-action re-make of Alice in Wonderland, more or less the first in a lengthening line of live-action re-makes of Disney’s animated classics.   1,013 more words