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Dragon Maleficent
Dragon Maleficent
Background information
Feature films Sleeping Beauty
Mickey's House of Villains
Maleficent
Television programs The Little Mermaid (TV Series)
Timon and Pumbaa
House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Video games Kingdom Hearts series
Epic Mickey (cameo)
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Park attractions Fantasmic!
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
La Taniere Du Dragon
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Wolfgang Reitherman
Voice Eleanor Audley
Susanne Blakeslee
Toshikio Sawada (Japanese)
James MacDonald (snapping)
Candy Candido (growling)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Monstro
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Chernabog
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Powerful, devilish, destructive
Appearance Gigantic and slender purple and black dragon (from her human form), green eyes, black wings
Birthday
Occupation Maleficent's alter-ego
Alignment Bad
Affiliations
Goal To destroy Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)
To destroy Mickey Mouse (Fantasmic!)
Home
Relatives
Pets
Allies Hades, Jafar, Chernabog, Queen Grimhilde, Ursula, Claude Frollo, Scar, Cruella De Vil, Governor Ratcliffe, Captain Hook, Monstro, Pete, Master Xehanort, Oogie Boogie
Minions Goons, Pete, Diablo, Heartless, Unversed.
Enemies Flora, and her fellow fairies, Prince Phillip, Aurora, Samson, King Hubert, King Stefan, Queen Leah, Sora, Riku, Kairi, Master Eraqus, Terra, Aqua, Mickey and Friends, Tinker Bell, The Blue Fairy, Fairy Godmother, other Disney Fairies, Yen Sid, Merlin, Data Sora, Data Riku, Jiminy's Journal, Sora's Summons, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom players, Emma Swan, Disney Princesses, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, Beast, Squall Leonheart, Aerith, Cid Highwind, Cloud Strife, Yuffie Kisaragi, Organization XIII, Xion.
Likes Destruction, killing her foes
Dislikes
Powers and abilities Fire
Weapons
Fate Stabbed in the heart by Phillip's Sword Of Truth and fell off a crumbling cliff.
Quote
Now you shall deal with me, o prince, and all the powers of HELL!
―Maleficent before transforming into Dragon Maleficent

Dragon Maleficent was a dragon form of Maleficent that first appeared in at the end of Disney's 1959 film, Sleeping Beauty. Dragon Maleficent has also made numerous appearances outside the original film.

Appearances

Sleeping Beauty

In the film's final battle, Maleficent transforms into an enormous black, terrifying, fire breathing dragon in order to battle and destroy Prince Phillip. With help from Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the prince was able to defeat her once and for all.

Fantasmic!

Maleficent's Dragon's most famous role outside the film is the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic!.  The Queens summons Maleficent in order to destroy Mickey Mouse. She turns into a fire breathing lizard. Mickey appears and finishes her off with the sword in the stone. Maleficent is then destroy along with the other villains.

There have been two dragons used in the Disneyland version. The original version was a mechanical puppet on a JLG cherry picker. The new dragon debuted on September 1, 2009 after a rough period. The new dragon is the largest Audio-Animatronic ever built, standing at over 45 feet tall.

Each dragon has/had a codename:

  • The old Disneyland dragon is conflictingly named either "Bucky" or "Dymo"; it is unknown which name was the actual one
  • The current Audio-Animatronic Dragon is officially codenamed "Snaps McGee", but among many Disneyland alumni, it is known as "Murphy", named after Murphy's law following multiple delays over the Summer of 2009
  • The Disney World dragon is the only old-style dragon still used, and is codenamed "Vivian"
  • There is currently no data on the codename of the Tokyo dragon, though it is known it is a copy of "Snaps McGee/Murphy"

Timon and Pumbaa

Dragon Maleficent makes a cameo appearance in the episode "Guatemala Malarkey" in a pit of fire as one of the booby traps in the cursed temple.

House of Mouse

Dragon Maleficent makes numerous appearances in House of Mouse. In the first episode, Maleficent transforms into her dragon form as a visual gag to go with Daisy Duck saying that "the crowd is turning ugly!"

Mickey's House of Villains

Dragon Maleficent reappears in the compilation film Mickey's House of Villains. Maleficent turns into her Dragon self during the song It's Our House Now. During the rest of the film she sits with Chernabog.

Once Upon a Time

In the ABC series Once Upon a Time, Dragon Maleficent appears in Fairytale Land; but in Storybrooke, Regina (The Evil Queen) traps her in this form. Regina hints that Maleficent hates her for this. She resided in a secret lair under the Storybrooke Clock Tower. In Fairytale Land, Rumplestiltskin had Prince Charming hide his true love potion in a golden egg inside of her, and he later sent Emma Swan to retrieve it, in Storybrooke. Emma slayed Maleficent's dragon form and retrieved the egg with the potion.

Maleficent

The dragon will appear in the film, but as an alternate form of Diablo, defending Maleficent from King Stefan's men instead of fighting Prince Phillip.

Video Game Appearances

Maleficent (Dragon) KHBBS

Kingdom Hearts series

Main article: Maleficent#Kingdom Hearts series

Maleficent transforms into her dragon form several times throughout the Kingdom Hearts series, usually for a boss fight. In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Maleficent the Dragon is defeated similarly to the original film as Prince Phillip fights her with a Sword of Truth, though Aqua helps him too.

Epic Mickey series

In Epic Mickey, the image of Dragon Maleficent is seen on the flag in the Dark Beauty Castle. And also appears in the Sleeping Beauty projecter screen.

In Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Mizrabel takes on the form of Dragon Maleficent for the final boss fight.

Trivia

  • Sleeping Beauty's sound effects designer Jim Macdonald used castonettes for the sound of Maleficent's jaws snapping as the dragon. He got the sound of her fiery breath by asking the U.S. Army to send him some training films on using flame throwers. The biting sound of the dragon was also heard when Maleficent bangs the ground with her staff to silence the goons, as well has the biting sound of Tick Tock the Crocodile.
  • The Sea Dragon in the Little Mermaid episode "Heroes" was based in design on Maleficent's Dragon form. This also technically makes that appearance the only one where Maleficent's Dragon form acted as a protagonist instead of an antagonist.
  • Dragon Maleficent makes a cameo appearance in a Timon and Pumbaa episode.
  • Dragon Maleficent's scream as she was stabbed in a heart by Prince Phillip's sword is the same as the Witch's scream from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • When Mad Madam Mim turns into a dragon during her Wizard's Duel with Merlin in The Sworn in the Stone (a rule Mim apparantly made and broke), the music heard during Maleficent's dragon transformation starts playing in the background.
  • In the VHS version of the film due to it using pan-and-scan instead of widescreen, Dragon Maleficent's body isn't completely shown.
  • Despite sporting a pair of wings, it's unknown if Dragon Maleficent is capable of flight. However, she is seen flying in the Sleeping Beauty projecter screen from Epic Mickey.
  • There is a robot with the shape of this dragon in the "Phineas and Ferb" episode "A Hard Knight's Night".
  • Dragon Maleficent's defeat was the most gory of the Disney Villains' defeats during Walt Disney's lifetime; when stabbed in the heart by Prince Phillip, blood was clearly visible.

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Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty poster

Films: Sleeping Beauty | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Maleficent | Descendants

Television: House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time

Video Games: Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Books: Sleeping Beauty (Little Golden Book) | Sleeping Beauty (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) | Sleeping Beauty (Classic Storybook) | My Side of the Story: Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent | The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty | Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent

Charaters: Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Diablo | King Stefan | Queen Leah | King Hubert | Forest Animals | Samson | Maleficent's Goons

Objects: Spinning Wheel | Shield of Virtue | Sword of Truth

Locations: King Stefan's Castle | Forbidden Mountain | Aurora's Cottage | Forest

Songs: Hail to the Princess Aurora | The Gifts of Beauty and Song | I Wonder | Once Upon a Dream | Skumps | Sleeping Beauty | Poor Aurora

Disney Parks: Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant | Sleeping Beauty Castle



 
Kingdom Hearts series
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix 2 (Art)
Games: Kingdom Hearts + Final Mix | Chain of Memories | Re:Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II + Final Mix | 358/2 Days | Birth by Sleep + Final Mix | coded | Re:coded | Dream Drop Distance | HD I.5 ReMIX | χ [chi] | HD II.5 ReMIX | Kingdom Hearts III

Incorporated Films and shorts: Alice in Wonderland | Aladdin/The Return of Jafar | Beauty and the Beast | Cinderella | Fantasia | Hercules | The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Lilo & Stitch | The Lion King | The Little Mermaid | Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers | Mulan | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Peter Pan | Pinocchio | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl | Sleeping Beauty | Steamboat Willie | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Tarzan | Tron/Tron: Legacy | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Main Characters: Sora | Riku | Kairi | King Mickey | Donald Duck | Goofy | Roxas | Terra | Ventus | Aqua

Villains: Master Xehanort | Ansem | Xemnas | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Pete | Organization XIII | Vanitas | Xigbar/Braig | Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Saïx/Isa | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene | Terra-Xehanort | Young Xehanort | Xehanort's Guardian

Other Characters: Jiminy Cricket | Naminé | Ansem the Wise/DiZ | Yen Sid | Xion | Axel/Lea | Master Eraqus | Dilan | Even | Aeleus | Ienzo | Lingering Will | Data Sora | Data Riku | Data Naminé | Data Roxas | Hayner | Pence | Olette | Riku-Ansem | Kairi's Grandma | Riku Replica | Anti-Saïx | Anti-Sora | Anti-Riku | Sora-Heartless | Jiminy's Journal

Original Monsters: Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed | Dream Eater

Disney Characters and Villains: Queen Minnie | Daisy Duck | Pluto | Tarzan | Winnie the Pooh | Aladdin | Genie | Tron | Magic Brooms | Peter Pan | Quasimodo | | Merlin | Tigger | Eeyore | Rabbit | Ariel | Mulan | Mushu | Jack Sparrow | Chernabog | Simba | Timon | Pumbaa | Nala | King Triton | Jafar/Genie Jafar | Alice | Cheshire Cat | Jack Skellington | Esmeralda | Phoebus | Beagle Boys | Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Master Control Program | Sark | CLU | Rinzler | Beast | Stitch | Hercules | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Snow White | Wendy (More coming soon)

Square Enix Characters: Leon | Cloud | Neku Sakuraba | Shiki | Others

Plot Elements: Universe of Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts | Heart | Keyblade War | Dark Seeker Saga | More

Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom Hearts | Magic

Objects: Sea-salt ice cream | Wayfinder | Door to Darkness | Keyblade | X-blade | Mickey's Letters | Thalassa Shell | Kingdom Hearts Encoder | Keychain | Gummi Blocks | Bug Blox | Black coat| | Keyblade Armor

Locations: Land of Departure | Disney Castle | Disney Town | Timeless River | Datascape | Radiant Garden | Keyblade Graveyard | Destiny Islands | Traverse Town | Hollow Bastion | Dive to the Heart | End of the World | Realm of Darkness | Castle Oblivion | Twilight Town | The World That Never Was | Castle That Never Was | Halloween Town | Neverland | Wonderland

Organizations/Groups: Organization XIII | Princesses of Heart | Disney Villains Council

Music: Dearly Beloved | Simple and Clean | Sanctuary | Mickey Mouse Club March | Swim This Way | Part of Your World | Under the Sea | Ursula's Revenge | A New Day is Dawning | Destati | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | He's a Pirate | Beauty and the Beast | This is Halloween | It's a Small World | Night on Bald Mountain | Winnie the Pooh | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | The Pastoral Symphony

Soundtracks: Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - Additional Tracks | Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original Soundtrack

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