Maleficent poster

Maleficent 2014

About Maleficent

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Maleficent Cast

Maleficent Crew


Sarah BradshawExecutive producer
Don HahnProducer
Lucy BevanCasting
Angelina JolieExecutive producer
Matt SmithExecutive producer


Robert StrombergDirector
Cedric Nicolas-TroyanAssistant director
Abner BibermanDirector


Linda WoolvertonScreenplay


James Newton HowardOriginal music composer
Lana Del ReySongs

Visual effects

Stewart AlvesAnimation
Matthew ManersVisual effects


Dhumal SagarCompositors
Erik ClassenCompositors
Nicholas DainesStunts


Dean SemlerDirector of photography

Costume & make-up

Anna B. SheppardCostume design
Rick BakerMakeup artist


Rick NewsomeStoryboard designer
Dylan ColeProduction design
Gary FreemanProduction design
Frank WalshSupervising art director
Lee SandalesSet decoration