Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Animator Marc Davis went through a few experimental designs before settling on the final look for Sleeping Beauty's villain Maleficent. We all know her final appearance, as can be seen in the image above. Marc's color ideas for the character clashed with production designer Eyvind Earle. Instead of a combination of black and red, Earle insisted on black and purple. Marc was never happy with this concept, to him the color red represented fire, an appropriate element in defining Maleficent's appearance.
Maleficent surrounded by a group of Goons, who proved to be rather useless to her in finding the whereabouts of Aurora.
Marc also did design work on characters he didn't animate like this group of forest animals pretending to act as Prince Charming.