Queens in Disney Movies

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In Walt Disney’s classic films Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. The antagonist, the evil fairy queen Maleficent magically appears in the midst of the christening princess Aurora, the daughter of King Stefan and the Queen. And the Evil Queen in Snow White hunts down her step daughter because of her beauty. The question to be asked is are characters still characters over a period of time?
There are many artistic values of The Evil Queen and Maleficent. The Queen is a fictional character in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and in the Disney animated film based on it. The Queen was often referred to as "Queen Grim Hilde" in Disney publications of the 1930s. Her appearance was inspired by the Helen Gahagan character in the film She (1935). The Queen is extremely beautiful, but very vain. She seduced and married a widowed king, who had a daughter called Snow White with his first wife. After the king died, the Queen sent Snow White to work in her castle and forced her stepdaughter to abandon her title as Princess, similar to the situation of Cinderella.
Maleficent is the wicked dark fairy and main antagonist in Walt Disney's 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. She was animated by Marc Davis, and voiced by Eleanor Audley (who also voiced Lady Tremaine, the stepmother of Cinderella). She cursed the infant Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun set on her sixteenth birthday after not being invited to the baby's christening.

Maleficent is responsible for "all misfortune that befalls King Stefan's kingdom." (King Stefan is the father of Princess Aurora.) Maleficent also possesses a range of magical powers and artifacts, such as using the crystal ball on her staff t...

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...e and utter disregard for the well-being of others, from over a period of years.
In this paper I simply stated if characters are still characters over a period of time? My position was that filmmakers have deterred away from the original versions of Classic Films by comparing the differences in how they have changed two classic movies over a period of time. The moral of the story hasn’t changed over time: good will win in the end over evil, however the character of Snow White has changed from the hapless girl to the empowered female, flowing with the times and the audience(Callow, 2013).

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