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maleficent were warned.. by nebezial maleficent were warned.. by nebezial
i have been sitting on this one for a while now....due to the spoilery nature of the piece
buut as a friend of mine just saw the movie and we ranted... i decided...ah well XD

thing is i actually kinda liked the movie. lokie had nice acting chemistry with the girl playing aurora who was  likable herself and the two of them were truls the brightspots of the movie... i don't think they should have called it maleficent... with small edits it could have been an original new property. 

but if nothing else i would have liked it if they haven't had her named maleficent from the start....

but yeah...I am not a cynic anymore...but this was hard not to notice. on the heels of frozen to go down this line...and both were disney movies... let's just say that this joke was itching me for quite a while
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Chup-at-Cabra Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL :-)
SophiaCraftArtsy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student Writer
Lol lol lol! I can't stop laughing
LizbethArceo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
speed-of-light Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! I saw the similarity immediately.  I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but It's almost as if Disney is pushing a feminist agenda.  Look at the trend of their movies for the past fifteen years, and you have a hard time finding a Disney movie where a man rescues the woman.
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
pfff are you kidding me...seriously even the original Sleeping Beauty was for strong female characters if you looked somewhere else than Aurora. The three female faries not only raised Aurora on their own, they had no clue about cooking, sewing or cleaning but where quite able to infiltrade a castle, free the prince and not only protected him from an early demise but also gave him the tools to even fight maleficent. Lets be honest without those three gals the prince would have been deader than dead. Also Snow White. She was living with seven men, she was dancing on her own and believe me when i tell you that for the time it was all quite strong female like. Pocahontas saved Smith, Mulan saved China and Ariel saved her man before he even knew she existed...than she saved him again as she realised that he was about to marry a giant octopus...
So dont tell me that Disneys portraial of strong female characters is a new age feminism agenda because strong female characters were quite often in Disney movies.
Dracowhip Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats great since Maleficent was perfect,not a villain per se,but kinda víctim of circumstances ,just like Elsa in Frozen. Besides,love both ladies...and maybe some wonderful ideas coming to mine😁😉
A-thonX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nailed it!
rababco Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked Maleficent but it had a very Frozen feel to it so it was little too predictable. I know it's very different than the original Disney's Sleeping Beauty but like Aurora said, what actually happened was very different than the story that's been told. I felt kind of bad for that prince though because he just got dragged along. :XD: I actually think Maleficent did a better job making fun of the whole "true love's kiss" thing because Aurora didn't really know the prince, which is what I find laughable about most fairytales while Kristoff and Anna actually got to know each other so their love was real. The only thing I didn't really like about Frozen (other than maybe that Olaf got his own song, that was just weird) was that Hans turned out to be the villain like ten minutes before the end of the movie when I felt like the movie didn't need to have a villain; the movie was about the love between sisters, not about good and evil.
fl00fypuffy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
Oh! But they HAD to follow the conventional, dried out Disney formula, or people might've started questioning whether or not it was really a Disney movie! Let's not move progress along TOO quickly... <<<eyes rolling>>>
Apart from those aformentioned(sp?) dried out formulaics(again, sp?), I enjoyed BOTH movies, esp. Maleficent. It is nice to see Disney finally acknowledging and promoting the idea that true love comes in other forms, besides a romantic partner. It was very refreshing, indeed:) GREAT picture, btw, nebezial! LOVE it!
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Logico49 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Yeeeaaah.....if you weren't so hardened and evil then sure. Otherwise, its demonic witch hunting season.
ReverseImpossible Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
lol awesome.
hero1211 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
well at leat the prince in maleficent was actually charming unlike HANS
Cat-Of-Energy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Writer
I know I shouldn't, but I'm going to say something.
For years Disney movies with female leads have implied that happiness and love can only be found in a romantic relationship with a man. Well, the new generations don't accept this anymore. A lot of people have been raised by single parents, the other dead or having left, so romantic love and marriage is no longer a standard they care for. Love between family and friends, acceptance of one's self, forgiveness, these are the themes that reach out to this generation so that's what they're going for.
It's a pretty radical change for them so they're going to repeat a few points and have some mistakes for a while. Once they really get their feet under them it'll improve.
Also, you have to remember that there are a lot of ass holes who won't see a movie simply because it's animated, so they missed the message the first time and Disney is hitting it again to make sure they get it. As a company built around the idea of family and friends coming together, not so heavily on romantic couples, this kind of message is important.
Okay, I'm done. I know you'll just rolls your eyes and ignore all this, but I just wanted to get it off my chest.
LeniaLDZ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked Maleficent. It's a very human, relatable story about the consequences of ambition, betrayal and hatred, and about regret and a desire to make up for one's past mistakes. Many people have had moments when they felt wronged and injured, took out their anger on an innocent person and after calming down wished that they could undo that.

Having said that, I wish they had distanced this movie a bit more from their previous Sleeping Beauty movie. She didn't need to be called Maleficent from the beginning - I mean, talk about being predestined to be a villain when your parents named you that lol. I also wish the Prince could have been more helpful, or at least not useless baggage. Actually, you could have made this totally unrelated to the animated movie and it would have worked better imo.

As for your first point, you should know that children being raised without at least one biological parent isn't a "modern" situation. It happened just as often in the past. Not because of divorce, but because without modern medicine people died all the time in wars, childbirth, accidents, or of famine and disease. Having step-parents or being orphaned altogether was not unusual at all. Also, many of the love stories Disney "adapts" were actually tragedies in their original form - the Little Mermaid being the perfect example. The idea that women found fulfillment and happiness though romantic relationships is a product of the last 150 years, of the Victorian and Romantic era in western literature. Before that, rather than happiness, love meant death for either one or both lovers. Girls weren't taught that if they "fall in love with the Prince, marry him and live happily everafter" by those stories. They were taught "fall in love with the Prince and you'll suffer and die". 
SonicBreezeTFMmouse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
E.P.I.C. lol Endless Cookies Emote 
rachjackson Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha this is so funny. I liked Malificent generally (hated Frozen, waste of a few million bucks in my opinion), but I like my villains villanous or at least morally ambiguous. Not evil for the sake of plot and then good for the sake of the kiddies.

I think Hollywood is going to the point where they're trying to be so 'correct' around little girls that they're leading us to believe that things like loving someone and allowing them to save us isn't important, or that men are useless and bumbling, or evil and manipulative (something which all kids movies seem to slowly but surely be striving for).

They seem to forget about the message FOR little boys too. Shame, that.
Looking4Work Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
The image of useless, bumbling men has been used for comedy since they started making movies. (I admit I haven't seen Malificent yet; it's on the to do list but pretty low.)
What I hate are the films for guys with the male leads are incredibly stupid and often cruel (the movies of Jim Carey, Adam Sandler, etc.).
Orbit135 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
It was a shock to me too! WTF?
theartestfromhell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this made me chuckle. i HATED the movie, but this pic is pretty well done.
Propower Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
I'm just glad Maleficent doesn't have any equivalent to Olaf the snowman. Seriously, does he only exist to be cute and sell toys?
etrules Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I think the crow she turned into a human kind of qualifies. Except instead of selling toys, he's there so the Twilight crowd can see some half-naked guy.
Propower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Yeah, I guess you gotta pander to somebody. I don't mean to offend you if you're into Twilight, but I've seen all kinds of criticism of it, and I agree with it all. Edward is more like a creepy stalker than a true lover, and Bella is something of a male-dependent manipulative alpha bitch. It's just terrible. (That's not even getting to how Bella's daughter is the center of Twilight's whole universe.)
etrules Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I hate Twilight as much as anyone.
ReddLolis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I don't really care about spoilers, otherwise I would truely hate this.
I haven't seen either movie.

From what I understand, Maleficent is a further butchering of a story that Disney already Butchered. The original fairy tale was VERY different.
And better.
the 'evil witch' wasn't evil at all in the original... just upset that she'd been left out. She also didn't have a name. There were twelve other witches (not fairy-godmother things) present, and each gave the girl (Aurora) a gift. 
Aurora grew up secluded IN HER PARENTS CASTLE. not in a cabin in the woods.
And the spell put her to sleep for 100 years. The Prince just happened to be there at the right time to kiss her as she woke up. 

And that was pretty much the whole story. No epic fight between good and evil... just a pretty 16 year old falling asleep for 100 years.
Arrowman64 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Disney had to spice it up SOMEHOW.
ReddLolis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FoxyatFazbears Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elsa's face! LOL!
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer

Ouch ... :)
SharpRealmcomics Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
acording to this movie...your true love is your mom WTF!!!!
Meteorofbullshit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
because disney doesnt like yuri (?)
Gary0ak Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Or it does
Yassiraghafad Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
First Korrasami, now this? What is the world of animation turning into?
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RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aw f***!! 0_0
Gary0ak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Knew this would happen,dude.
Gary0ak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
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Gizmint Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist
"Yes, let's name our little fairy child Maleficient, Latin for 'she who knows evil or great darkness', she'll be happy as can be."

I think cashing in on a well-known Disney icon really made the movie take off though, otherwise it might not have even got in theaters, or attracted the number of investors or auditioning well-known actors as it did. Movies like "Little Red Riding Twilight" and "Hansel and Grettle: Action Movie Badasses" have gained a lot of popularity the last few years. The recognizably of the most basic premises of these stories can gain cheaply, quickly, and relatively poorly made movies a big budget audience, it's basically like they let Disney/The Grimm Brothers retrospectively pay for all the advertisement for them. I believe it was probably an original property that with a few small edits was made into a Disney follow-up.

:O And yes, that totally unexpected ending though. In the movie's defense the script was shortened to about half the length at the last minute and originally hero boy (was his name William?) probably had a bigger part in the movie which might have kept the suspense up for at least the less perceptive viewers, letting on that he would eventually be somewhat important making the failure of his kiss genuinely surprising. I like how even in the shortened obvious version Diaval had to be written into the ending just to explain that it was Maleficent who woke Aurora to the audience. I guess it's also important to keep in mind that along with the story's Disney basis came the consideration that a lot of the audience would be children. The script had to be shortened to keep up with their quick attention spans, and the subtler causes-and-effects had to be made explicitly clear through visuals and Diaval's internal exposition.

Sorry to chip in on an old submission I'm not really used to DeviantART or how long you have to wait before a discussion is officially dead.

Nice drawing though. I know it's old and I know it was quick but I really like how recognizable the characters are even in a 2D, sketchy, almost geometrically simplistic style.
CrystalCritic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pfft, you're so right.
shannanapeels Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally agree here. Especially since I had been watching Once Upon A Time. Took no brain power to guess that ending. They could have at least made the prince some sort of childhood friend. Even that's a bit cliché, but at least it's SOMETHING.
Swordwraith Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
So did no one else notice that the movie Maleficent is hugely flawed?

Start of movie: Maleficent makes it so that anyone who spends time around Aurora will fall in love with her.
Middle of movie: Maleficent keeps interacting with Aurora more and more and softens to her and starts to fall for her (see: curse from movie start)
Also middle of the movie: Maleficent attempts to remove her curse, but fails because the curse is just that strong. (curse sure seems strong don't it?)
End of movie: 
Maleficent and the love she has for Aurora that has been pumped into her by her own curse is apparently close enough for True Love.

Maleficent was affected by her own magical roofy to love Aurora.  That isn't true love in my book.
Moonspirit10 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Well... Disney HAS been on this idea about girl/girl friendship and a jerk guy for a while now... :O_o:
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Dreamingtobeawriter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
i kinda get it
aeoncat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is so well drawn and coloured. Bravo!
The-Sun-At-Night Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Wow Sharidaken, so weird of an opinion. Elsa looks pissed, lol.
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