The movie props success story of Fife vintage specialist Scaramanga continues today with the release of Disney fairytale sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – the second in the franchise to feature their products.
The latest chapter of its business fairytale began in June last year when the firm received an order from props buyers for the dark fairytale sequel for 10 padlocks - eight antique and two reproduction. Now they’re appearing on big screens worldwide in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil starring Angelina Jolie as the deceived fairy turned wicked fairy godmother.
It’s the third Hollywood or major UK movie this year to use the firm’s wares as props - they also supplied brass and iron antique padlocks and a set of school ropes to Disney’s Dumbo, released in March, and a very large 1920s leather suitcase to Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie which came out in January.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is Scaramanga’s third Disney film – it also saw more than 100 of its medieval-looking products, including decorated vintage trunks and chests, brass boxes, Indian kitchenware, vintage fabric and printed bedspreads used in the 2014 original Maleficent. The new film is the 11th it’s supplied in seven years.
To mark the new accolade, Scaramanga is creating a special display in its Cupar store.
Speaking about the firm’s latest big-screen success, Scaramanga founder and Managing Director Carl Morenikeji said: “We’re naturally delighted to see our products chosen for the second Maleficent movie thanks to our reputation as specialists in vintage lifestyle products for your home.
“It was a real thrill to see so many of products appear in the original 2014 live-action Maleficent and to be recognised with this new role in the franchise is great. I’m looking forward to taking my family to see the new movie.
“On top of our earlier successes this year, this makes 2019 very special. Watch this space for more news later this year!”
Previous movie supply roles for the Fife firm have included 2018 global megahit Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, Paddington 2, Maleficent, Dumbo, Victoria & Abdul, Pan, The Legend of Tarzan and Dark Shadows.
The company, which sells its bags, vintage furniture and homewares online and in its Cupar store, has also been used as a supplier of vintage and antique props for TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Peaky Blinders, The Crystal Maze, Celebrity Big Brother, Jericho, Hollyoaks and 60 Minute Makeover.