Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

Last Updated on: May 25th, 2024

Who is Maleficent?

Maleficent is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the 1959 Disney animated feature film Sleeping Beauty and the 2014 live-action film Maleficent. She is a powerful fairy who is known for her beauty, but also for her evil nature. In the original animated film, she curses the newborn Princess Aurora to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, as revenge for not being invited to her christening.

In the live-action film, her backstory is explored and it’s revealed that she was once a kind and peaceful fairy, but after being betrayed by the human king, Stefan, she becomes a vengeful and powerful fairy. She is known for her iconic horns, her black wings, and her ability to cast powerful spells and curses.

She was voiced by actress Eleanor Audley (who also played Lady Tremaine in Cinderella and Madame Leota in The Haunted Mansion attractions) and animated by Marc Davis.

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The Collection:

Here is the Internet’s largest collection of Maleficent related movies, TV shows, toys and other products. As always, new pieces are added to this collection regularly.

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Song Appearances

Evil Like Me (Song)

“Evil Like Me” is a song from the 2015 Disney Channel original movie “Descendants“. The song was written by Adam Schlesinger and is performed by…





Park Appearances

World of Color | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing World of Color show at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Fantasmic! | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Fantasmic! attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Fantasmic! | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios’ Fantasmic! show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Dream Along with Mickey Stage Show | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Dream Along with Mickey Stage Show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Share A Dream Come True Parade | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Share A Dream Come True Parade including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Mickey’s Boo to You Parade | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Boo to You Parade including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!




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Disney Maleficent Earrings

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LEGO Aurora’s Castle 43211

Hang out with Disney Princess Aurora in her beautiful castle with this LEGO set (43211) that’s specially designed to appeal to young children. They can…


LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 1 71012

LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 1 Details: From Disney’s collection of timeless animated characters, the LEGO Group introduces LEGO Disney minifigure versions of the beloved Mickey…



Disney Villains MagicBand 2

Disney Villains MagicBand 2 Details: Command all of the magic and majesty of Walt Disney World Resort when wearing our Disney Villains MagicBand 2. With a simple…





Maleficent Christmas Ornament

Your glittering assemblage of holiday ornaments will not be complete without the presence of the evil fairy Maleficent. She’s certain to cast a lasting spell…




In the News

  • First look at Maleficent’s return to Fantasmic at Disneyland, May 25, 2024
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is now available to stream on Disney Plus UK, June 8, 2020
  • Box Office Report: Maleficent 2 Is Disney’s Worst Opening Of 2019, October 21, 2019
  • Sneak peek of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ coming to Disney Parks, September 17, 2019
  • Maleficent Returns to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World Resort, January 26, 2019
  • Bringing Maleficent To Life for Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade,
  • Maleficent steampunk-inspired dragon set to return soon to the Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy parade, November 11, 2018