Disney’s “Maleficent!” – the promotional display at the ArcLight Cinemas
NOTE: This Blog is supplemental to the previous “Chef” the film, Sherman Oaks Galleria, ArcLight Cinemas, and Dinner at Versailles Cuban Food Blog.
I haven’t been to the MOVIES in a long time. There are a few real good reasons why….but I’m not going to go into that subject today. Instead I’m going to go into a little detail on “Maleficent”, a classic Disney character and villain!
Created for the 1959 film Sleeping Beauty and designed by Disney Legend Marc Davis, Maleficent is the “Mistress of All Evil”, Disney’s version of the wicked fairy godmother from the original French fairy tale. After not being invited to the royal christening, she curses the infant Princess Aurora to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.
In the Fantasmic! show performed at Disneyland & Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Maleficent is the true villain along with the Evil Queen. They decide it is time to take out Mickey Mouse, once and for all, and command the other Disney villains to strike at Mickey through his dreams and imagination. Maleficent is the final villain to attack Mickey. The battle between Maleficent in Dragon form and Hero Mickey serves as the climax to the show. Maleficent cries out before becoming the dragon, “Now you will deal with me, and all the powers of my imagination!” Notably different from the original film where she proclaimed “Now shall you deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of Hell!”
That’s the basic history of the character, so now back to going to the movies….
As detailed in my previous Blog, on Memorial Day Monday, we went to the ArcLight Cinemas in the Sherman Oaks Galleria in the San Fernando Valley, and saw “Chef”.
In the lobby of the ArcLight, there was a large promotional display for “Maleficent” with two costumes worn by Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning and conceptual artwork from the film. The display was enclosed in glass and it was hard to get a clean pic without the glare. It was an unexpected surprise, and it was cool, so I thought I’d share it here.
NOTE: Remember, “right-click” and open a new window to see a larger picture!
Not something you get to see everyday! And I’ll probably update this Blog with a review of the film, which opens wide today, soon.
And just for fun:
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE TAROT CARD
Upright: Unexpected good luck. A raise in pay. A promotion at work. Prosperity may be coming your way. Good news about health issues. As always, good luck becomes better for the prepared and the proactive, but this card also represents providence. Traditionally, fortune, good health, and advancement.
Reversed: Ups and downs. Instability. Unpredictability. Apparent good fortune may not turn out to be so good after all. Traditionally, negligence, inconsistency, speculation, cruel fate. Might suggest fluctuating health issues such as allergies or weight gain.
Correspondences – Element: Fire/Water – Zodiac: Jupiter
Read the previous Blog “Chef” the film, Sherman Oaks Galleria, ArcLight Cinemas, Dinner at Versailles Cuban Food