I had such a fun opportunity recently to photograph a Disney D23 (Disney Fan Club) event in Portland. This was a special early preview of the movie coming out soon called Maleficent. I got to see a preview of this movie and I have to say, it’s going to be a good one!
Maleficent is the character in the classic Disney film, Sleeping Beauty, who curses the princes Aurora to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday. This movie tells the story of Maleficent. It’s dark, suspenseful, and the cinematography looks awesome! Here’s some photos from the Portland event, which was held at the Keller Auditorium.
Upon entering, all the D23 fan club members received mickey ears / maleficent horns.
These are actual costumes that were worn by Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the movie.
The key speaker was Don Hahn, who was the executive producer for Maleficent. He also was a producer on classics like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I think everyone managed to get an autograph. He’s a down to earth guy with quite a sense of humor! Pretty cool to meet an Oscar nominated producer!
Here are more props from the movie, including the spinning needle that princess aurora pricks her finger on.
Such amazing details in these costumes!
You can see Disney’s blog post about the event here.
And check out a trailer of the movie: