Maleficent's Goons are the supporting antagonists in Disney's 16th full-length animated feature film, Sleeping Beauty. They are a simple-minded race of animalistic (mainly pig and bird-like) goblins or gormiti-like who serve as minions to the evil witch Maleficent.
In the original film, they were voiced by the late three actors, Candy Candido, Pinto Colvig, and Dallas McKennon.
Role in the film
They first appeared in Maleficent's fortress, where Maleficent has given the task to find the princess Aurora around the land. However, they wasted 16 years of searching around the land looking for a baby, as one of the goons exclaimed that they searched all of the houses and cradles. This annoyed Maleficent so much, that she uses her magic to torture them as punishment before telling her pet raven Diablo to find Aurora himself, which he manages to accomplish. This leads Maleficent to set upon a curse on Aurora, sending her into a death-like sleep.
Despite their failure to capture Aurora, the goons managed to capture Prince Phillip in case he would investigate of Aurora's fate and break the curse, much to Maleficent's delight. Impressed by this, Maleficent orders the goons to take Philip to her fortress and keep him chained up, telling them to be as gently as they could. However, three fairies (Flora, Fauna and Mayweather) manage to free Philip from his prison and help him escape from Maleficent's castle. As such, the goons attempt to take down Philip with their weapons, but the fairies use their magic to turn their weapons into harmless objects, much to the goons' anger. It is unknown what happened to the goons following Maleficent and Diablo's deaths.
Appearances in other media
They have a cameo appearance in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Video game appearance
They later reappeared in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep alongside their mistress Maleficent.