The character was animated by Marc Davis. She was aptly named "Maleficent" (an adjective which means "doing evil or harm"). In determining Maleficent's design, standard depictions of witches and hags were dismissed as Mattinson's opted for an elegant, sinister, green-skinned beauty, depicted as "vain femme fatale, utilizing a classic archetype of a bad woman." According to Mattinson, Maleficent "was designed like a giant vampire bat to create a feeling of menace.
Miss Mindy Designer Vinyl Series 4 showcases Disney villains as they have never been seen before. Maleficent holds her magic rod with her devoted raven watching on. Presented in window box packaging.
Oooo, she is GLAMOROUSLY EVIL!
Her face paint is rich and gorgeously evil! Green with envy, bold arched brows, purple lids and blood red lips!
Flames rise on the back of her cape!
Dressed in classic Disney colors, her costume is identical to the 1959 animated version.
Maleficent is one of may favorite Disney villains. Miss Mindy has captured this iconic character from horns to cape. I love her classic colors, she is elegant and BOLD! Diablo sets on top of her staff.
There are FIVE classic villains in Series 4. Collect them all!
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".