Maleficent ( or ) is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Productions' 16th animated feature film, Sleeping Beauty (1959). She is an evil fairy and the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" who, after not being invited to a christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun sets on Aurora's sixteenth birthday.
Maleficent is based on the evil fairy godmother character in Charles Perrault's fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, as well as the villainess who appears in the Brothers Grimm's retelling of the story, Little Briar Rose. Maleficent was animated by Marc Davis.
She is voiced by Eleanor Audley, who earlier voiced Lady Tremaine, Cinderella's evil stepmother, in Cinderella (1950). She serves as a recurring antagonist in Disney's House of Mouse, voiced by Lois Nettleton, and in the Kingdom Hearts video game series, voiced by Susanne Blakeslee. She is also an antagonist in the Disney Channel movie Descendants, portrayed by Kristin Chenoweth.
A postmodernist revision of the character appeared as the protagonist in the 2014 live-action film Maleficent, portrayed by Angelina Jolie, who will reprise the role in the sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019.
Harmful or evil in intent or effect.
Very liberal in giving or bestowing.
Very generous; lavish.
causing harm or destruction, especially by supernatural means
"he did not act with any maleficent motivation"
"a maleficent deity"
Doing evil to others; harmful; mischievous.
Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as, a munificent benefactor.
harmful or evil in intent or effect
"distributed gifts with a lavish hand"
"the critics were lavish in their praise"
"a munificent gift"
"his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"
"his unstinted devotion"
"called for unstinting aid to Britain"