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How Disney Found A New Meaning For ‘True Love’

Once upon a time, in a studio far, far away, there worked a few filmmakers, who finally figured out how to be progressive. In retelling Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” they broke records with the tale of “Frozen.” That success was shortly followed by the less beloved but no less relevant re-envisioning of “Sleeping Beauty” known as “Maleficent.” Both films present strong females and invert the traditional Disney narrative. Most important, though, each deconstructs “true love’s first kiss,” redefining the age-old trope and subverting the idea that all women need a man to save them. It’s quite clear that…
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See Angelina Jolie’s Daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, With Her Mom In ‘Maleficent’

"Maleficent" doesn't arrive in theaters until May 30, but don't tell that to Disney. The studio has begun its marketing push for the fairy tale, with a new trailer, new poster, Entertainment Weekly story on star Angelina Jolie and this photo below, of Jolie and her daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. The youngster plays Princess Aurora as a child in "Maleficent," and was cast because she was the only kid who could stand seeing Jolie in full Maleficent makeup. "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors," Jolie told EW's…
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