Disney is offering you the chance to embrace your inner evil, to channel your darkest, most ‘Maleficent’ self in their newest Instagram contest. To participate, Maleficent wants to hear your most evil laugh.
Maleficent is one of the most sinister fictional characters who first appears in the Walt Disney Pictures’ 1959 film Sleeping Beauty.
In the classic animated version of the film, Maleficent is the Mistress of All Evil who, after not being invited to a royal christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.
Thereafter, every seamstress in the kingdoms life becomes a living hell as every needle and sowing spindle is banned from the land in an effort to outmaneuver the young princess’ dark fate.
Now the live-action version of the film, retold from the point of view of Maleficent, is being released on May 30, 2014, and stars the statuesque Angelina Jolie as the evil Maleficent.
To promote the upcoming film, Disney is sponsoring an Embrace Your Inner Evil Sweepstakes. In it, participants can attempt to out-cackle the Mistress of All Evil.
Per the terms and conditions, entrants must record a video of themselves performing a Maleficent laugh using the Instagram application, then post the video on Instagram with one of the following hashtags: “#MaleficentLaughSweeps” or “#SorteoLaRisaMaleficent”
In order for an entry to be deemed valid, the Instagram account must be public and viewable by the sponsor and the post must include one of the hashtags mentioned above, in the caption of your posted video.
All incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.
Disney’s Maleficent – Embrace Your Inner Evil Sweepstakes says along with the rest of the boilerplate legalize, only one entry per person/per Instagram account will be accepted.
The film also features the song “Once Upon a Dream” performed by Lana Del Ray, which is available to download on Google Play.
[Photo Credit: Disney’s Maleficent FB]