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Disney releases teaser trailer for 'Maleficent'

Walt Disney Pictures has released a teaser trailer for "Maleficent," the live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie.

The trailer opens with the signature Disney movie opening shot of a castle, except it's not Cinderella's castle, but a dark image of what seems to be the evil character's stronghold.

Then there's vivid images of fairies, spindles, that famous Ambien-esque repose, brambles and green fire -- all visually stunning, and all with overly dark overtones.

The dialogue is of character Aurora played by Elle Fanning talking to the villain as she apparently has found her in the forest.

"I know who you are. You've been watching over me my whole life. I know you're there. Your shadow has been following me ever since I was small. Don't be afraid," Aurora says.

"I am not afraid," replies the sorceress in a distinct and laudable timbre from Jolie.

"Then come out."

"Then you'll be afraid."

That's how you make an entrance.

The trailer fades out with her signature laugh.

The film is slated for release on May 30, 2014.

>> Check out images from the movie in our gallery.

>> See more Disney films slated for release.


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