Let’s face it…Maleficent costumes are going to be very popular this Halloween!
Disney has always had an amazing ability to put out hit after hit. Many of the classic princesses are still beloved by young girls today, such as Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, and more. Even the boys have Disney inspired characters to look up to. Not only does Disney have the capability to capture young hearts with its animated features, but the company also has a team of amazing and talented individuals that bring cartoons to life in non-animated feature films.
This year, comes Maleficent, Disney’s newest feature to their outstanding collection. Set to be released on May 30, this movie takes an interesting twist on a classic Disney fairytale. The story of the film is about Maleficent, the iconic “Mistress of All Evil” that cursed Princess Aurora to death on her sixteenth birthday in Sleeping Beauty.
Rather than portraying the character in an overly evil light, the film takes a different approach to her story. Without spoiling too many details from the film, the movie highlights key aspects of Maleficent’s younger life, which involved heartbreak and betrayal that ultimately led to her turning irrevocably evil. Maleficent has been called the number one most sinister Disney villain by many critics. Even Guillermo del Torro, famous Mexican film director, has stated that Maleficent is one of his top two favorite cinematic dragons (Maleficent holds the ability to turn into a dragon and is shown to do so in several parts of Sleeping Beauty).
As for the film, itself, it features a cast of several award winners and some very big names. For instance, Elle Fanning, who has only recently begun to appear in films within the last few years, will be playing Princess Aurora. Elle is the younger sibling of award winning actress, Dakota Fanning. While she has yet to reach super stardom, this movie is sure to set her career in motion. Other big names include Sharito Copley, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Kenneth Cranham.
While this is shaping up to be a great cast, the name that everyone has been talking about is Angelia Jolie. This 38 year old mother of 6 has showed no signs in slowing her career and she is still as fabulous as ever. Jolie has stared in a large number of other hit films, such as The Bone Collector, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Beowulf, the Kung Fu Panda series (voice), and many more. The mere presence of Angelina Jolie in Maleficent is sure to drive audiences to theaters. Loyal fans of Jolie’s, along with those still obsessing over everything Disney, and the children of today, are predicted to make the film a smash hit.
As well as the incredible cast of actors the movie has garnered, other players will be adding a great deal to the movie experience as well. For instance, multi-award winning singer-songwriter, Lana Del Ray, will be covering “Once Upon A Dream”. This track had already been released to Google Play by mid-January of this year, gaining a lot of attention from loving fans of both Disney and Lana Del Ray.
With a budget of roughly $180 million, a great deal of planning and effort went into this project. While the numbers can not be predicted exactly, the estimated turnout for the movie is much larger than the original budget. Without a shadow of a doubt, the film is sure to bring in a massive amount of revenue from audiences, not only in the United States, but worldwide as well.
Beyond everything that the film, itself, is looking to shape up to be, the possibilities for Halloween costumes just got a little bit better. Speaking of Disney as a whole, the companies movies have always inspired some incredible costumes. Every single year, it is impossible to walk down the street while children are trick-or-treating, or attend a costume party without seeing something Disney inspired. The company knows what they are doing when it comes to making people want to dress up. Maleficent costumes are expected to hit the shelves with great success this Halloween.