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8 Times Angelina Jolie Joined the Worlds of Disney

By Zach Johnson

This weekend, Angelina Jolie will lend her incomparable voice talents to the Disney+ original film The One and Only Ivan. It’s neither her first nor her last movie for The Walt Disney Studios, starting with Buena Vista Pictures’ Playing God in 1997 and continuing with Marvel Studios’ The Eternals in 2021. And so, in celebration of The One and…

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Elle, Angelina, and Sam for Maleficent

The Fantastic Fairy-Tale Fashion of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Beth Deitchman

We pressed, but costume designer Ellen Mirojnick simply can’t choose one favorite from the many stunning looks she and her team of cutters, agers, dyers, textiles artists, prop designers, jewelry creators, and buyers created for the three women at the center of Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. “It depends on the day—and I don’t have…

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5 Spellbinding Stories from the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Press Conference

By Zach Johnson

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is no fairy tale, in the words of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith… but it is a worthy sequel to Maleficent, a film that grossed over $750 million worldwide after its May 2014 release. The main cast is back, starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval. In addition to…

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How Director Joachim Rønning Made Magic in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Zach Johnson

It’s not unusual to hear Joachim Rønning ask, “What’s next?”

After continuing the adventures of Jack Sparrow in Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Rønning was approached to direct Maleficent’s next chapter. The Disney villain’s origin story had cast a spell on audiences…

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How Wonderful! Inside the Majestic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil World Premiere

By Zach Johnson

Well, well… imagine our delight when we received an invitation to attend the world premiere of The Walt Disney Studios’ latest live-action adventure film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Hosted at the famed El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, thousands of fans lined Hollywood Blvd. to get a glimpse of Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Michelle…

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Eleven of Our Favorite D23 Expo Moments

In March 2009, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger introduced D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the then-upcoming D23 Expo 2009 in grand style on ABC’s hit daytime talk show The View. Flanked by hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who were on location at the Disney Studio lot in Burbank, Calif., to film the…

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