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This Is the Original Story 'Maleficent' and 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Are Based on

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If you know anything about fairy tales, you know that a "fairy tale ending" doesn't always mean a happy ending. Many of Disney's beloved movies draw inspiration from darker, more disturbing source material, and this is definitely the case for Maleficent

Keep reading for everything you need to know about the original Maleficent story.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a sequel to the 2014 movie. Read about the original 17th century story to learn more.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, like its 2014 prequel, simply titled Maleficent, is a reworking of 1959's Sleeping Beauty. In the original Disney classic, Maleficent is "mistress of all evil" and responsible for the spindle curse on little baby Aurora.