04 December 2013 07:15 | By Emma Roberts
The revival of fairy tale movies

With Angelina Jolie appearing in the upcoming Disney movie Maleficent, we take a look at the rise in popularity of the genre

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Angelina Jolie appears in this stunning new poster from her upcoming movie Maleficent.

The movie is set to chart the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal, an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone.

Maleficent is just one in a line of many movies based on a fairy tales - click on to see more...

Disney's Maleficent is in local cinemas May 29, 2014.

WATCH: Disney's Maleficent trailer

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