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'Maleficent': Telling the story behind one of Disney's darkest villains

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Angelina Jolie stars in "Maleficent."

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Fifty five years ago, Disney released the animated film "Sleeping Beauty." The movie told the tale of a royal couple, who after many childless years, are thrilled at the arrival of their daughter Aurora.

But things turn dark when an evil fairy named Maleficent arrives and curses Aurora.


Maleficent has been hailed as one of Disney's darkest villains, but a new reboot of her story shows a very different side of the character.

The new version was written by Linda Woolverton, who has penned some of the most beloved Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland." Wolverton joins the show with more.