Sleeping Beauty Animation
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT
I strongly disagree with anyone who says Maleficent isn’t the best Disney villain. No singing, no dancing, no long expositions about her plans, no tolerance for bumbling comedy sidekicks (she electrocutes a whole room full of minions when she finds out they’ve fucked up and spent the last few years searching for a baby), just outright malicious intent.
I mean let’s take a look at her motivations compared to other popular Disney villains:
SCAR - Wanted to become King.
URSULA - Wanted to rule the seas.
WICKED QUEEN - Wanted to rule as the most beautiful woman in the land.
JAFAR - Wanted to rule in the Sultan’s place and/or obtain ultimate power.
Maleficient, by contrast, didn’t want any of that. She didn’t want more power. She didn’t want fame. She didn’t want to rule. She just wanted to raise hell. This is the woman who decided that every newborn child in the kingdom should die and that the land should be covered in darkness for one reason - SHE WASN’T INVITED TO A MOTHERFUCKING PARTY.
That’s right, the evil bitch basically condemned an entire kingdom to die at her hands because she didn’t get invited to a christening.
This is not a woman with a motivation. She cannot be reasoned with. Her actions cannot be rationalized. She is evil for the fun of being evil, not because she wants something.
THAT, my friends, is the ultimate villain. One who knows they’re evil and LOVES it.
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Favorite Disney villains: Maleficent
Sleeping Beauty concept art
Aurora’s early face design was cute! And definitely a lot appropriate for her age defined in the film. Kind of wish they went with it instead.
… Pretty relieved Marc wasn’t in charge of the prince though… lol
Original animation drawings of Aurora by Marc Davis
ughhhh sooooo perfecctttttt i can’t evennnnn
Aurora is purdy c:
Reblogging just for the raven sketches. Look at that crafty little fucker! Such a perfect design. Marc <333
Sweet princess… if through this wicked witch’s trick, a spindle should your finger prick… a ray of hope there still may be in this, the gift I give to thee. Not in death, but just in sleep, this fateful prophecy you’ll keep. And from this slumber you shall wake, when true love’s kiss, the spell shall break. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Fucking fuck I LOVE the way this movie looks. I keep secretly wishing it would get a hi-def theatrical rerelease…
Second gouache test. This time with those cool goons from Sleeping Beauty!
Yay! This makes me happy.
I love these guys :D
Concept art of Maleficent by Eyvind Earle for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)
oh fuck yes
Paper Mache “Maleficent” Dragon Trophy
This is way too cool. More on it here.
A selection of background artwork from Disney animated films, courtesy of the blog “Animation Backgrounds” (http://animationbackgrounds.blogspot.com/).