Thursday, September 4, 2014

Maleficent Drawing from "Sleeping Beauty," 1959 - Mistress of All Evil

Original production drawing of Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty," 1959; Size - Maleficent 6 1/2 x 5 1/2", Image 8 1/2 x 7", Frame 22 1/4 x 20 1/4"; Framed using a black wood frame, linen acid free mat, a black wood fillet, and UV conservation clear glass.

Animation collectors tend to know exactly where in the film a given cel or drawing that they are interested in acquiring is located.  When I saw this drawing, I knew exactly that it was from the scene where Aurora had already pricked her finger on the spinning wheel and the three Fairies had rushed into the room too late; only to find Maleficent standing over Aurora's body.  It is here that Maleficent says one of her most famous lines in the film, "You poor, simple fools.  Thinking you could defeat me. Me!  The mistress of all evil!"  This is the only place in the film where "Mistress of all evil" is stated and this drawing is a wonderful addition to my collection.  

Framed original production drawing of Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty," 1959

To view the scene which this drawing was used to create, click on the short video below: