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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson Joining Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent'
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Staunton and Manville are playing Knotgrass and Flittle, respectively, two of the three pixies that end up taking care of Aurora. (They were fairies in the original tales.)



HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII, DISNEY! Their names are Flora and Fauna!!!!!! NOT KNOTGRASS AND FLITTLE! WHAT THE HECK?! It doesn't matter if they were in the original tale, this is the Disney movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x :x :x :x

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It doesn't really make sense to change their names!

I mean, the movie is called 'Malificent', so it's obviously based on the Disney movie. Also, why keep the name of the king, who plays a smaller part than the fairies (not pixies!) in the Diney movie, but change their names?

Ow well, at least I like the actresses they picked :wink:


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I mean, the movie is called 'Maleficent', so it's obviously based on the Disney movie. Also, why keep the name of the king, who plays a smaller part than the fairies in the Diney movie, but change their names?


I know. Why does Disney keep doing these sort of stuff? :roll:

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I totally agree. They are recognizable, iconic Disney Fairies! Why on earth would they change their names? It goes against the whole story! Do Pixies even have magic to produce dresses, make cakes and grant wishes?

I can't wait to hear Dusters views on this!

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What's the freaking point of this being a live-action take on the animated film when you're ditching Flora, Fauna and Merryweather?


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I can't wait to hear Dusters views on this!
I can't wait either. :lol:

I do like the addition of Imelda Staunton though.

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Oh dear... Well maybe it's a mistake and they are in fact going to be the same fairies from the movie only with different names. After all, I can't tell you how many news reports I've read/heard that have called Maleficent "the evil queen". Calling the fairies "pixies" could be a similar error.

I really hope they are going to be at least based on Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. It seems a little silly to change important characters from the film this project is based on, especially seeing as they've kept so many other names/elements the same.

Otherwise, the two actresses they've cast are terrific. I'm just a little disappointed at the possible loss of my favourite Disney characters from the movie!


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If the fairies are not called Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, than that's a horrible decision. What is Disney thinking?!

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Perhaps this is Linda Woolverton's way of showing off, just like when she/they came up with names for many of the characters in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland...

Reading that Hollywood Reporter article I have realised that this is not a live action version of Sleeping Beauty with some additional scenes for Maleficent like I had wanted, it's seems like a totally new story very loosely based on the Disney movie.

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So they have Miranda Richardson playing one of the good fairies and not having her play Maleficent?

WTF?!!?

And if you're going to have the movie be called Maleficent why even change the name of the fairies.

Look. Linda. Do us a favor. Stop trying to be too clever! OK? It's getting in the way of you actually making sense. What happened? You did such a good job with Beauty and the Beast and now you're writing essentially fanfics that should remain just that!


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HOW CAN YOU GET ANGELINA JOLIE TO PLAY MALEFICENT IN A FILM ALL ABOUT ONE OF DISNEY'S GREATEST VILLAINS, AND THEN F*** IT UP?!!!!!!!!!!!

I must thank DisneyDude and Disney's Divinity to make me feel like people actually care about what I say on this forum. I almost wanna a cry. Thanks guys lol.

Anyway, like a lot of people have said, it makes zero, zero, zero sense to have a movie entitled Maleficent but change all the rest of the names.

Linda Woolverton is now officially a menace that murders classic stories. Disney keeps her because she was good when she made Beauty and the Beast (and The Lion King?) and Alice made a lot of money despite her script.

But there is one thing that I think I may have realized. Maybe she calls them pixies to differentiate how Maleficent is different from them. Maybe she decided fairies would be beings without wings while pixies would have wings, as well as magical dust. It's still wrong according to the actual Disney films (and Shakespeare, lol), but having such a reasoning at least makes the idea bearable, if that's the case.

I'm badly hoping that they get their movie names later, but even if they do, that won't make things much better because the point of their names was that it represented their powers as fairies, one for plantlife and the other for animal life, another for weather. Maybe they do graduate to those names as they get their powers, who knows it's still mesed up.

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Sharlto Copley is Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king.

Um, bastard son? This may be the first time I know of Disney ever indicating that you can have babies with people other than your husband or wife...?!!!!

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Sharlto Copley is Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king.

Um, bastard son? This may be the first time I know of Disney ever indicating that you can have babies with people other than your husband or wife...?!!!!


Maleficent is ment to be an adaption of an "Evil Fairy Godmother" from the original tale. Ehh... I hope it doesn't go down the line of Maleficent being Aurora's Grandmother and evidently Stefan being her son :?

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Richardson will play Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt — and dislikes her niece.


Link- http://www.moviehole.net/201254032casting-roundup-cornish-lewis-richardson-liotta-cromwell-more

I give up! Is she a Fairy or a Pixie? and How can a Pixie be an aunt to Maleficent??

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Oh, but did anyone catch this?:
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Sharlto Copley is Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king.

Um, bastard son? This may be the first time I know of Disney ever indicating that you can have babies with people other than your husband or wife...?!!!!


Wait. So Stefan isn't just the king, but the king's son? Who is his mother? Malificent? That would mean that, if Stefan is still Aurora's father, Aurora is Malificent's granddaughter :?

Like someone said before, I was also hoping this would just be a retelling of the Disney movie with more scene's involving Malificent and her backstory but it looks like it will be a completly different story.

I am now genuinly curious what the story will be. I guess we have to accept this won't be like the Disney movie and enjoy whatever it's going to be now. :)


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I mean, the movie is called 'Maleficent', so it's obviously based on the Disney movie. Also, why keep the name of the king, who plays a smaller part than the fairies in the Diney movie, but change their names?


I know. Why does Disney keep doing these sort of stuff? :roll:


remember, not all name-changes are corporate decisions.

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Well, however you feel about the name changes, Imelda Staunton is perfect casting.

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I read a link on another forum that in fact Miranda Richardson's character will not be one of the three fairies or pixies or whatever. She will indeed play Maleficent's aunt.

Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville are the two actresses set to play Flittle and Knotgrass.

On the bright side, they have cast more mature actresses in the roles of the fairies/pixies so far, which indicates that the characters will most likely be at least based on the three good fairies from the original film.


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It sounds like Linda Woolverton has gone wild again....Why does Disney have so much faith in her...I mean...writing a script for an animated movie doesn't mean she's capable of writing a script for a live action one. This whole 'Queen Ulla'(what a horrible name btw) thing and 'pixie king' sound to complicated and far-fetched.
Actually i'm scared of what Disney is going to do with the future projects of the live action Snowwhite and Cinderella.....


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Prince Edward wrote:
Perhaps this is Linda Woolverton's way of showing off, just like when she/they came up with names for many of the characters in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland...


Yeah, but the Wonderland characters didn't really have actual names to begin with, just titles or something.

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Toky wrote:
It sounds like Linda Woolverton has gone wild again....Why does Disney have so much faith in her...I mean...writing a script for an animated movie doesn't mean she's capable of writing a script for a live action one. This whole 'Queen Ulla'(what a horrible name btw) thing and 'pixie king' sound to complicated and far-fetched.
Actually i'm scared of what Disney is going to do with the future projects of the live action Snowwhite and Cinderella.....


Yeah why does Disney have so much faith in her? I mean it's not like she did the script for an animated feature that was the first to be nominated for Best Picture, the highest grossing animated film or a mediocre Tim Burton film that still turned in a huge profit.

Oh wait! She did.


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I have to be honest and say that I really don't care about the name and background changes because I really don't care about the film any more. It always came across as some gimmicky attempt to cash in on the "updated fairy tale" craze sweeping mainstream cinema at the moment, but now it looks increasingly like glorified fan-fiction to boot. I don't think that it also helps that Disney have been unwise enough, and arguably downright arrogant, to name the film Maleficent and therefore make the film seem as though it's a remake of their Sleeping Beauty as opposed to being an alternate take on a classic story with no clear author (or maybe make it seem as though they created it? Meh, more likely...). As the last few posts show, it's enough to ruffle the feathers of a lot of Disney fans, and I can imagine it could confuse a lot of regular moviegoers as well.

And for the record, I have similar negative feelings towards Oz: The Great and Powerful, which I can definitely imagine disappointing at the box office. :|

Anyway, many apologies for the negativity. I hope these cute, off-topic pictures of animals makes up for it! :D

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