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** Maleficent is widely assumed to be British due to her accent, but her voice actress, Elanor Audley, was an American.

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** Maleficent is widely assumed to be British due to her accent, but her voice actress, Elanor Eleanor Audley, was an American.
***Simarly, Lord Duke (the herald) is also assumed to be British, due to his Mid Atlantic accent which is possibly done in a higher and exciting pitch by Hans Conried, who was also an
American.



* PlayingAgainstType: Voice actress Verna Felton typically played mean old ladies such as the AlphaBitch Matriarch elephant in ''{{WesternAnimation/Dumbo}}'', Aunt Sarah in ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' , the Queen of Hearts in ''WesternAnimation/AliceInWonderland'' and, later on, Fred's eternally nagging mother-in-law in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Here she plays one of the heroic Good Fairies, Flora. (Coincidentally, she played a good fairy in the other animated film Eleanor Audley was in, which was ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}''.)

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* PlayingAgainstType: Voice actress Verna Felton typically played mean old ladies such as the AlphaBitch Matriarch elephant in ''{{WesternAnimation/Dumbo}}'', Aunt Sarah in ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' , the Queen of Hearts in ''WesternAnimation/AliceInWonderland'' and, later on, Fred's eternally nagging mother-in-law in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Here she plays one of the heroic Good Fairies, Flora. Flora (Coincidentally, she played a good fairy in the other animated film Eleanor Audley was in, which was ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}''.)) Typically, Hans Conried usually portrayed villains, servants, authority type figures such as Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', Dr. Terwilliker in ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'', Snidley Whiplash in ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', the Grinch in ''WesternAnimation/HalloweenIsGrinchNight'', and other of his villainous roles. Here, he probably played his minor voice role as one of the supporting characters who is the helpful herald and majordomo with only 4 lines in a higher pitch tone, Lord Duke. (Coincidentally, Conried also voiced one of the supporting characters, Mr Darling, in the other animated film Bill Thompson and Candy Candido were in, which was ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'')



* StarMakingRole: This helped launch Mary Costa's career as an opera singer. She would star in over forty-four operas as a result.

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* StarMakingRole: This film helped launch Mary Costa's career as an opera singer. She would star in over forty-four operas as a result.



* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release, it earned decent reviews but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' over a quarter-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterward.
* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of Lord Duke has not been solved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.

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* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, massively and on release, it earned decent reviews reviews, but it would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' over a quarter-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterward.
afterward, making that film the only one of the Disney Dark Ages to be both a critical and financial failure.
* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, However, Queen sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of Lord Duke has not been solved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for of King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.



** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until he was possibly switched into voicing Duke, in which they replaced Conried with Taylor Holmes for the voice role for Stefan.

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** The drunken argument between Kings King Hubert and King Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". Picture", sung by Bill Thompson and Hans Conried, respectively. In this sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read some of his lines for Stefan until he was possibly switched into voicing Duke, in which they replaced Conried with Duke and the filmmakers finalized Taylor Holmes for as the voice role for Stefan.



** Mary Costa says that she was wanted for the singing voice of Aurora straight away, but Disney execs were concerned about her thick southern accent when she spoke naturally. Fortunately for her, she was able to tone it down to sound more princess-like.

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** Mary Costa says that she was wanted for the singing voice of Aurora straight away, but Disney execs employees were concerned about her thick southern accent when she spoke naturally. Fortunately for her, she was able to tone it down to sound more princess-like.


* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded some dialogues as King Stefan. He was later replaced by Taylor Holmes, leading an unsolved mystery of the Herald's voice actor.

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* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook and Mr. Darling in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded some dialogues as King Stefan. He In the final cut, Conried was later replaced by Taylor Holmes, Holmes for the voice role for Stefan, leading an unsolved mystery of the Herald's Lord Duke’s voice actor.



* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of the Royal Herald has not been resolved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.

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* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of the Royal Herald Lord Duke has not been resolved solved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.



** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until he was possibly switched into voicing the Herald, in which they replaced Conried with Taylor Holmes for the voice role for Stefan.

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** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until he was possibly switched into voicing the Herald, Duke, in which they replaced Conried with Taylor Holmes for the voice role for Stefan.


* BoxOfficeBomb: While the film did relatively well at the box office, making about $5.3 million during its initial run, it failed to make back its then-expensive $6 million budget.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: While the film did relatively well moderate at the box office, making about $5.3 million during its initial run, it failed to make back its then-expensive $6 million budget.



* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced by Taylor Holmes, leading an unsolved mystery of the Herald's voice actor.

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* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue some dialogues as King Stefan. He was later replaced by Taylor Holmes, leading an unsolved mystery of the Herald's voice actor.


** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until Taylor Holmes was cast.

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** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until he was possibly switched into voicing the Herald, in which they replaced Conried with Taylor Holmes was cast.for the voice role for Stefan.


* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced by Taylor Holmes, leading an unsolved mystery of the Announcer's voice actor.

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* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced by Taylor Holmes, leading an unsolved mystery of the Announcer's Herald's voice actor.



* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of the Royal Announcer has not been resolved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.

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* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of the Royal Announcer Herald has not been resolved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.


* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced with Taylor Holmes.

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* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced with by Taylor Holmes.Holmes, leading an unsolved mystery of the Announcer's voice actor.



* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton.

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* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton. On the other hand, the voice of the Royal Announcer has not been resolved for a long time, probably due to Taylor Holmes replacing Hans Conried for the voice role for King Stefan. His voice kinda sounds like Hans Conried in a higher pitch.



** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until the role was officially cast.

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** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until the role Taylor Holmes was officially cast.


* RealitySubtext: Mary Costa claims she had a "schoolgirl crush" on Bill Shirley, who voiced Philip.

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* RealitySubtext: Mary Costa claims she had a "schoolgirl crush" on Bill Shirley, who voiced Philip.Phillip.

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** GirlOfMyDreams


** The original storyline had Aurora grow up at the palace, like in the original fairy tale. She and Philip would have met after she sneaked out to a local fair, disguised as a servant girl.

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** The original storyline had Aurora grow up at the palace, like in the original fairy tale. She and Philip would have met after she sneaked out to a local fair, disguised as a servant girl. The concept of sneaking out in disguise was apparently recycled in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' for Jasmine.


* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release, it earned decent reviews but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' nearly a half-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterward.

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* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release, it earned decent reviews but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' nearly over a half-century quarter-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterward.


* DevelopmentGag: The artists really couldn't decide what color to make Aurora's dress, which lead to the gag of Flora and Merryweather perpetually changing it back and fourth between blue and pink.

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* DevelopmentGag: The artists really couldn't decide what color to make Aurora's dress, which lead leads to the gag of Flora and Merryweather perpetually changing it back and fourth forth between blue and pink.



* DisownedAdaptation: Mary Costa has had no problem badmouthing the segment based off this movie on the ''Enchanted Tales'' DVD.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Mary Costa has had no problem badmouthing the segment based off on this movie on the ''Enchanted Tales'' DVD.



* GenreRelaunch: The movie was an attempt from Disney to return to "experimental" films, where an astronomical budget was irrelevant to the film's technical innovations and lavish character animation and layout. As mentioned above, it was sadly not meant to be at the time, but this was accomplished in 1986 in a manner, when its home video debut[[note]]coming off the heels of its last of three wide theatrical re-releases[[/note]] helped rebuild Disney then, which led to ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}''.

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* GenreRelaunch: The movie was an attempt from Disney to return to "experimental" films, where an astronomical budget was irrelevant to the film's technical innovations and lavish character animation and layout. As mentioned above, it was sadly not meant to be at the time, but this was accomplished in 1986 in a manner, when its home video debut[[note]]coming off the heels of its last of three wide three-wide theatrical re-releases[[/note]] helped rebuild Disney then, which led to ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}''.



* QuoteSource:
** CoolCrown
** FairyDevilmother
** WhiteMagic



** Many a PrincessClassic in Western Animation have gowns that are inspired by Aurora's. Likewise, a good amount of princess costumes in stores are based off it. Also, along with the rest of the Disney Princesses, execs noted that children would be seen at the parks and ice shows attempting to dress in the gowns - so they created official dress-up gowns as merchandise.

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** Many a PrincessClassic in Western Animation have gowns that are inspired by Aurora's. Likewise, a good amount of princess costumes in stores are based off on it. Also, along with the rest of the Disney Princesses, execs noted that children would be seen at the parks and ice shows attempting to dress in the gowns - so they created official dress-up gowns as merchandise.



* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release it earned decent reviews, but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' nearly a half-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterwards.
* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen however sounds very much like Verna Felton.

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* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release release, it earned decent reviews, reviews but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' nearly a half-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterwards.
afterward.
* UncreditedRole: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited. The Queen however Queen, however, sounds very much like Verna Felton.



** Eleanor Audley initially turned down the role of Maleficent, as she was battling tuberculosis at the time. Fortunately, she changed her mind, and Maleficent became her career defining role.
** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finallized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until the role was officially cast.

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** Eleanor Audley initially turned down the role of Maleficent, as she was battling tuberculosis at the time. Fortunately, she changed her mind, and Maleficent became her career defining career-defining role.
** The drunken argument between Kings Stefan and Hubert was going to take place at the beginning of the film. It would feature a song where they would compare portraits of their children, called "It Happens I Have A Picture". In this same sequence, while Bill Thompson was finallized finalized as Hubert, Hans Conreid read for Stefan until the role was officially cast.

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** CuffsOffRubWrists


* AcclaimedFlop: Technically a flop ''and'' a success at the same time, in that while it was second only to ''Film/BenHur'' in box office success that year ($5.3 million), it still wasn't enough to recoup the obscenely high production costs ($6 million - nearly $53m in 2019 dollars - something which ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' [[HistoryRepeats had also fallen victim to]]) due to it being filmed in 70mm. This along with several other factors in Walt's studio that year resulted in the company winding up over $1 million in the red, which led to layoffs.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Technically a flop ''and'' a success at the same time, in that while it was second only to ''Film/BenHur'' in box office success that year ($5.3 million), it still wasn't enough to recoup the obscenely high production costs ($6 million - nearly $53m in 2019 dollars - something which ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'' [[HistoryRepeats had also fallen victim to]]) due to it being filmed in 70mm. This along with several other factors in Walt's studio that year resulted in the company winding up over $1 million in the red, which led to layoffs.



* DevelopmentHell: Was in the works for almost all of the 1950s with production starting in 1951 and being released in 1959. In that time, it became a financial behemoth which didn't make its cost back despite being the second-highest grossing movie of the year[[note]]Did we mention [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} this tended to happen a lot]] with Disney movies?[[/note]]. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland had visitors walking past a set of dioramas of scenes from the movie in 1957, and the movie was still two years off.

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* DevelopmentHell: Was in the works for almost all of the 1950s with production starting in 1951 and being released in 1959. In that time, it became a financial behemoth which didn't make its cost back despite being the second-highest grossing movie of the year[[note]]Did we mention [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}} this tended to happen a lot]] with Disney movies?[[/note]]. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland had visitors walking past a set of dioramas of scenes from the movie in 1957, and the movie was still two years off.



* GenreKiller: The film's failure to earn back its exorbitant budget resulted in this twofold: it was not only the last animated film based on a fairy tale that Disney would make until ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in 1989, it also ended Disney's second run of lavish, expensive animated features that had been restarted with ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' in 1950; this inadvertently began UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, as Disney was the last studio in Hollywood who was willing to spend money on full animation.
* GenreRelaunch: The movie was an attempt from Disney to return to "experimental" films, where an astronomical budget was irrelevant to the film's technical innovations and lavish character animation and layout. As mentioned above, it was sadly not meant to be at the time, but this was accomplished in 1986 in a manner, when its home video debut[[note]]coming off the heels of its last of three wide theatrical re-releases[[/note]] helped rebuild Disney then, which led to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.

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* GenreKiller: The film's failure to earn back its exorbitant budget resulted in this twofold: it was not only the last animated film based on a fairy tale that Disney would make until ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' in 1989, it also ended Disney's second run of lavish, expensive animated features that had been restarted with ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'' in 1950; this inadvertently began UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, as Disney was the last studio in Hollywood who was willing to spend money on full animation.
* GenreRelaunch: The movie was an attempt from Disney to return to "experimental" films, where an astronomical budget was irrelevant to the film's technical innovations and lavish character animation and layout. As mentioned above, it was sadly not meant to be at the time, but this was accomplished in 1986 in a manner, when its home video debut[[note]]coming off the heels of its last of three wide theatrical re-releases[[/note]] helped rebuild Disney then, which led to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}''.



* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''Disney/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced with Taylor Holmes.
* PlayingAgainstType: Voice actress Verna Felton typically played mean old ladies such as the AlphaBitch Matriarch elephant in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'', Aunt Sarah in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' , the Queen of Hearts in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and, later on, Fred's eternally nagging mother-in-law in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Here she plays one of the heroic Good Fairies, Flora. (Coincidentally, she played a good fairy in the other animated film Eleanor Audley was in, which was ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''.)

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* TheOtherMarty: Hans Conreid, who voiced Captain Hook in ''Disney/PeterPan'', ''WesternAnimation/PeterPan'', recorded dialogue as King Stefan. He was later replaced with Taylor Holmes.
* PlayingAgainstType: Voice actress Verna Felton typically played mean old ladies such as the AlphaBitch Matriarch elephant in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Dumbo}}'', Aunt Sarah in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' , the Queen of Hearts in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' ''WesternAnimation/AliceInWonderland'' and, later on, Fred's eternally nagging mother-in-law in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Here she plays one of the heroic Good Fairies, Flora. (Coincidentally, she played a good fairy in the other animated film Eleanor Audley was in, which was ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}''.)



* RefittedForSequel: The sequence of Maleficent capturing Philip and taunting him in the dungeon came from an idea they had for ''Disney/SnowWhite'' - where the Queen would have captured the prince and made skeletons dance for his amusement. The sequence was scrapped due to the animators not being confident drawing a realistic human male yet.

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* RefittedForSequel: The sequence of Maleficent capturing Philip and taunting him in the dungeon came from an idea they had for ''Disney/SnowWhite'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' - where the Queen would have captured the prince and made skeletons dance for his amusement. The sequence was scrapped due to the animators not being confident drawing a realistic human male yet.



* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release it earned decent reviews, but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' nearly a half-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterwards.

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* TroubledProduction: While not as problematic as some of their other productions, but suffered from quite a few conflicts of egos behind the scenes, mostly stemming from lead background designer Eyvind Earle inserting himself into more and more aspects of production with Creator/WaltDisney's encouragement, in an attempt to produce a more stylized and modern-looking Disney animated feature. This caused the budget to balloon massively, and on release it earned decent reviews, but would prove to be the worst financial failure of any of the studio's animated canon until ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' nearly a half-century later, resulting in the animation department being heavily downsized afterwards.



** An early treatment has Aurora prick her finger not because Maleficent hypnotizes her, but rather because Maleficent convinces her that touching the spindle would grant her strongest wish (similar to how Disney/{{Snow White|and the Seven Dwarfs}} bit the poisoned apple after the Witch called it "a magic wishing apple").

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** An early treatment has Aurora prick her finger not because Maleficent hypnotizes her, but rather because Maleficent convinces her that touching the spindle would grant her strongest wish (similar to how Disney/{{Snow WesternAnimation/{{Snow White|and the Seven Dwarfs}} bit the poisoned apple after the Witch called it "a magic wishing apple").


* FakeBrit: In a sense. Knoxville-born Mary Costa had a rather thick Southern accent when she was cast, and she describes Creator/WaltDisney asking her to do a British accent for Aurora. This is less of an issue now since Costa's accent faded after years of musical theatre.

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* FakeBrit: FakeBrit:
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In a sense. Knoxville-born Mary Costa had a rather thick Southern accent when she was cast, and she describes Creator/WaltDisney asking her to do a British accent for Aurora. This is less of an issue now since Costa's accent faded after years of musical theatre.theatre.
** Maleficent is widely assumed to be British due to her accent, but her voice actress, Elanor Audley, was an American.

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