Sleeping Beauty (1959 Animated Movie)

Sleeping Beauty (1959 Animated Movie)

Sleeping Beauty Synopsis:

Awaken your senses to the majesty of “Sleeping Beauty”, Walt Disney’s classic fairy tale. See more than you’ve ever seen before through the magic of state-of-the-art technology, and experience this groundbreaking film restored beyond its original brilliance, in the way Walt envisioned it – pristine, beautiful, utterly breathtaking. It will transform your home into a fantastic world your family will want to experience again and again.

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Fun Facts and Statistics:

  • The movie is based on the fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods by Charles Perrault.

  • This was the last fairy tale Disney would adapt into an animated movie until 1989’s The Little Mermaid.

  • Prince Phillip is the first Disney prince with a name.

  • The movie appeared in theaters with the Disney short Grand Canyon, which won an Oscar.

  • The movie has been re-released to theaters 4 times since its initial run.

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland actually opened 4 years before the movie came out.

  • Princess Aurora: Mary Costa
  • Prince Phillip: Bill Shirley
  • Maleficent: Eleanor Audley
  • Fairies (Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather): Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen and Barbara Luddy
  • King Stefan: Taylor Holmes
  • Queen Leah: Verna Felton
  • King Hubert: Bill Thompson
  • Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Retherman and Les Clark
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Writer: Erdman Penner
  • Music: George Bruns
$51.6 million
Nominated Academy Award; Nominated Grammy Award
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