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Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ Headed to Retail November 4

‘Maleficent,’ starring Angelina Jolie, heads to DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD November 4, 2014.

Burbank, CA -- Disney’s most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014.  Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.”   Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.”  Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent's elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.”  Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “Maleficent Revealed.”

Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning (Super 8, We Bought a Zoo), Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium), Sam Riley (Control, On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter series), Lesley Manville (Another Year, Secrets & Lies), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Atonement) and Brenton Thwaites (Oculus). It marks the directorial debut of two-time Academy Award winner Robert Stromberg (Best Achievement in Art Direction, Avatar, 2010; Best Achievement in Art Direction, Alice in Wonderland, 2011). It was written by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King) and produced by Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland, Oz the Great and Powerful).

Source: Disney

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.