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Encyclopedia > Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)
Sleeping Beauty
Directed by Clyde Geronimi (supervising)
Les Clark
Eric Larson
Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Erdman Penner (adaptation)
Joe Rinaldi
Winston Hibler
Bill Peet
Ted Sears
Ralph Wright
Milt Banta
Charles Perrault (original fairy tale)
Starring Mary Costa
Eleanor Audley
Verna Felton
Barbara Luddy
Barbara Jo Allen
Bill Shirley
Taylor Holmes
Bill Thompson
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) January 29, 1959
Running time 75 minutes
Language English
Budget $6,000,000 USD (estimated)
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Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and originally released to theatres on January 29, 1959, by Buena Vista Distribution. The sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, it was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale (after his death, the studio returned to the genre with 1989's The Little Mermaid). In addition, Sleeping Beauty was the first animated feature to be shot in Super Technirama 70, one of many large-format widescreen processes. Only one more animated film, The Black Cauldron, was ever shot in Super Technirama 70. Princess Aurora is the name of the leading character in: Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky), a ballet by Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty (1959 film), an animated feature by Disney Princess Aurora is also a South Korean film. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Sleeping Beauty Categories: Video covers ... Clyde Gerry Geronimi (June 12, 1901 - April 24, 1989) was an Italian-American animation director. ... Les Clark (November 17, 1907-September 12, 1979 was the first of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Eric Larson (September 3, 1905-October 25, 1988) was an animator for the Walt Disney Studios in the early 20th century and was one of the Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Bill Peet (January 29, 1915 – May 11, 2002) was a childrens book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. ... Date of Birth: 13 March 1900 Massachusetts, USA Date of Death: 22 August 1958 Los Angeles County, California,USA Walt & Lily Disney along with many members of the Disney company attended his wedding. ... Ralph Wright (May 17, 1906 - March 20, 1988). ... Charles Perrault, 1665 Charles Perrault (January 6, 1628 – May 16, 1703) was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Chat bott... Mary Costa (born April 5, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American singer, best known for playing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty. ... Eleanor Audley Eleanor Audley (born November 19, 1905, in New York City, New York, died November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, California) was an actress and familiar voice in radio, film, television, and animation. ... Verna Felton (July 20, 1890 – December 14, 1966) is a voice actor, who was best-known for playing most of the female voices in Disney animated films. ... Barbara Luddy (25 May 1908-1 April 1979) was an American actress from Great Falls, Montana. ... Actor Taylor Holmes (May 16, 1872-September 30, 1959) appeared in over 100 plays in his five decade career as an actor on Broadway. ... Bill Thompson (July 8, 1913 – July 15, 1971) was an American radio actor and voice actor whose career stretched from the 1930s until his death. ... Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // Official canon (Walt Disney Animated Classics) The following is a list of the forty-eight feature films part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon, also known as... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... 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The film was directed by Les Clark, Eric Larson, and Wolfgang Reitherman, under the supervision of Clyde Geronimi. The script was adapted from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault by Erdman Penner, with additional story work by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, and Milt Banta. The film's musical score and songs, featuring the work of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, are adapted from the 1890 Sleeping Beauty ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Les Clark (November 17, 1907-September 12, 1979 was the first of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Eric Larson (September 3, 1905-October 25, 1988) was an animator for the Walt Disney Studios in the early 20th century and was one of the Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Clyde Gerry Geronimi (June 12, 1901 - April 24, 1989) was an Italian-American animation director. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ... Charles Perrault, 1665 Charles Perrault (January 6, 1628 – May 16, 1703) was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Chat bott... Bill Peet (January 29, 1915 – May 11, 2002) was a childrens book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. ... Date of Birth: 13 March 1900 Massachusetts, USA Date of Death: 22 August 1958 Los Angeles County, California,USA Walt & Lily Disney along with many members of the Disney company attended his wedding. ... The Berlin Symphony Orchestra (also known as BSO; Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester in German) is a major symphony orchestra from Berlin, Germany. ... The Apotheosis from the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballets reconstruction of Petipas original 1890 production of The Sleeping Beauty. ... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ...

Contents

Plot synopsis

Princess Aurora is named after the Roman goddess of the dawn "because she fills her father and mother's lives with sunshine." While still an infant, she is betrothed to the also-young Prince Phillip (sometimes misspelled Philip). At her christening, the good fairies Flora (dressed in red), Fauna (in green), and Merryweather (in blue) arrive to bless her. Flora gives her the gift of beauty, which is described in a song as "gold of sunshine in her hair" and "lips that shame the red, red rose." Fauna gives her the gift of song. At this point, Maleficent, the film's villain and mistress of all evil, appears on the scene. Claiming to be upset at not being invited to Aurora's christening ceremony, she curses the princess to die when she touches a spinning wheel's spindle before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday. Fortunately, Merryweather has not yet blessed Aurora, so she uses her blessing to weaken Maleficent's curse, so Aurora will not die when she touches the spinning wheel; instead, she will fall asleep until she is awakened by her true love's kiss. Knowing Maleficent is extremely powerful and will stop at nothing to see her curse fulfilled, the three good fairies take Aurora to live with them in the woods, where they can keep her safe from any harm until she turns sixteen and the curse is made void. To fully protect her, they even change her name to Briar Rose. Aurora, by Guercino, 1621-23 (ceiling fresco in the Casino Ludovisi, Rome), a classic example of Baroque illusionistic painting Aurora was the ancient Roman equivalent of Eos, the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn. ... Prism splitting light High Resolution Solar Spectrum Sunlight in the broad sense is the total spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun. ... Betrothal is a formal state of engagement to be married. ... by Sophie Anderson A fairy, or faery, is a creature from stories and mythology, often portrayed in art and literature as a minuscule humanoid with wings. ... For beauty as a characteristic of a persons appearance, see Physical attractiveness. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... Maleficent is the wicked dark fairy and main antagonist in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ... A spinning wheel is a device for making thread or yarn from fibrous material such as wool or cotton. ...


Rose grows into a very beautiful woman, with shining blond hair, rose-red lips, lavender-colored eyes and a beautiful singing voice. She is raised in a cottage in the forest by the three fairies, whom she believes are her aunts. On the day of her sixteenth birthday, the three fairies choose to use magic to make Rose a gown and a cake. As Flora and Merryweather fight it out to have the dress their signature color, Malificient's pet crow flies over the forest and spots the magical glitter fluttering in the air. It then reports back to Malificient who has been waiting anxiously sixteen years for news of the princess who vanished into think air to have her revenge. While out picking berries, Rose sings to entertain her animal friends; her angelic voice gains the attention of Prince Phillip, who has grown into a handsome young man and is out riding in the woods. When they meet, they instantly fall in love. Realizing that she has to return home, Aurora flees from Phillip without ever learning his name. Despite promising to meet him again, she is unable to return, as her "aunts" choose that time to reveal the truth of her birth to her and to tell her that she is betrothed to a prince named Phillip.

Princess Aurora, the heroine in Sleeping Beauty

They leave the woods, and Aurora makes it into the castle. Unfortunately, Maleficent uses her magic to lure Aurora away from her chambers up into the tallest tower of the castle, where a spinning wheel awaits her. Fascinated by the wheel, she touches the spindle, pricking her finger. As had been foretold by the curse, Aurora is put under a sleeping spell. The good fairies place Aurora on her bed with a red rose in her hand, and cause a deep sleep to fall over the entire kingdom until they can find a way to break the curse. They realize the answer is Phillip, but he has been captured and imprisoned by Maleficent to prevent him from kissing Aurora and waking her up. The three good fairies sneak into Maleficent's lair, aid the prince in escaping and explain to him the story of Maleficent's curse. Armed with the magical Sword of Truth and The Shield of Virtue, Phillip battles Maleficent when the sorceress turns herself into a gigantic fire-breathing dragon. The sword, blessed by the fairies' white magic, is plunged into the dragon's heart, killing her. Phillip climbs to Aurora's chamber, and removes the curse with a kiss. As the film ends, the couple dance together, happy to each learn that their betrothed and their beloved are one and the same, while Flora and Merryweather fight it out for the color of Aurora's dress once again. Image File history File links PrincessAuroraSleeps. ... Image File history File links PrincessAuroraSleeps. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ...


Production

Overview and art direction

Sleeping Beauty spent nearly the entire decade of the 1950s in production: the story work began in 1951, voices were recorded in 1952, animation production took from 1953 until 1958, and the stereophonic musical score, partially based on Tchaikovsky's ballet of the same name, was recorded in 1957. The film holds a notable position in Disney animation as the last Disney feature to use hand-inked cels. Beginning with the next feature, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Disney would move to the use of xerography to transfer animators' drawings from paper to celluloid. Its art, which Walt Disney wanted to look like a living illustration and which was inspired by medieval art, was not in the typical Disney style. Because the Disney studio had already made two features based on fairy tales, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, Walt Disney wanted this film to stand out from its predecessors by choosing a different visual style. The movie eschewed the soft, rounded look of earlier Disney features for a more stylized one. Since Super Technirama 70 was used, it also meant the backgrounds could contain more detailed and complex artwork than ever used in an animated movie before. Stereophonic means having two channels of audio. ... Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, sometimes transliterated as Piotr, Anglicised as Peter Ilich), (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893 (N.S.); April 25, 1840 – October... This article is about the 1961 film. ... Chester F. Carlson Xerography (or Electrophotography) is a photocopying technique developed by Chester Carlson in 1938 and patented on October 6, 1942. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ...


Disney artist Eyvind Earle was the film's production designer, and Disney gave him a significant amount of freedom in designing the settings and selecting colors for the film. Earle also painted the majority of the backgrounds himself. The elaborate paintings usually took seven to ten days to paint; by contrast, a typical animation background took only one workday to complete. Disney's decision to give Earle so much artistic freedom was not popular among the Disney animators, who had until Sleeping Beauty exercised some influence over the style of their characters and settings. Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916-- July 2000), was an American contemporary artist, author and illustrator. ...


Characters and story development

The name of the beautiful Sleeping Beauty is "Princess Aurora" (Latin for "dawn") , in this film, as it was in the original Tchaikovsky ballet; this name occurred in Perrault's version, not as the princess's name, but as her daughter's.[1] In hiding, she is called Briar Rose, the name of the princess in the Brothers Grimm variant.[2] The prince was given the only princely name familiar to Americans in the 1950s: "Prince Phillip," named after Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The dark fairy was aptly named Maleficent (which means "Evil-doer"). Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Dawn in Peng Chau, Hong Kong. ... Princess Aurora in Walt Disneys Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora is a fictional character, who appears as the princess in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ... For information about the other uses of the name, see Brothers Grimm (disambiguation). ... “Prince Philip” redirects here. ... Maleficent is the wicked dark fairy and main antagonist in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ...


Princess Aurora's long, thin, willowy body shape was inspired by that of Audrey Hepburn. In addition, Walt Disney had suggested that all three fairies should look alike, but veteran animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston objected, saying that three identical fairies would not be exciting. Additionally, the idea originally included seven fairies instead of three. In determining Maleficent's design, standard depictions of witches and hags were dismissed as animator Marc Davis opted for a more elegant look centered around the appearance of flames, ultimately crowning the villain with "the horns of the devil." Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Franklin Thomas (September 5, 1912, Fresno, California - September 8, 2004, Flintridge, California) was one of Walt Disneys team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. ... Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr. ... Marc Fraser Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. ... This page is about the concept of the Devil. ...


Several story points for this film came from discarded ideas for Disney's previous fairy tale involving a sleeping heroine: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. They include Maleficent's capture of the Prince and the Prince's daring escape from her castle. Disney discarded these ideas from Snow White because his artists were not able to draw a human male believably enough at the time. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ...


Live-action reference footage

Before animation production began, every shot in the film was done in a live-action reference version, with live actors in costume serving as models for the animators. The role of Prince Phillip was modeled by Ed Kemmer, who had played Commander Buzz Corry on television's Space Patrol five years before Sleeping Beauty was released. For the final battle sequence, Kemmer was photographed on a wooden buck. Among the actresses who performed in reference footage for this film were Spring Byington, Frances Bavier, and Helene Stanley. Space Patrol was a science fiction adventure, aimed at juvenile audiences of the early 1950s via television, radio, and comic books. ... Spring Byington (October 17, 1886 – September 7, 1971) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Frances Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an Emmy Award winning American character actress, best remembered for her role as Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s. ...


Helene Stanley was the live action reference for Princess Aurora. The only known surviving footage of Stanley as Aurora's live-action reference is a clip from the television program Disneyland, which consists of the artists sketching her dancing with the woodland animals. It was not the first or last time Stanley worked for Disney; she also provided live-action references for Cinderella and Anita from 101 Dalmatians, and she also portrayed Polly Crockett for the TV series Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. On the 2 disc Special Edition of Cinderella there is a clip from the Mickey Mouse Club television series, where Stanley re-enacts scenes from the movie for the Mousketeers to watch. Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. ... This article is about the 1996 film. ... ddfdds ... The Mickey Mouse Club was a long-running American variety television series that began in the 1950s, produced and televised by Walt Disney Productions and featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of teenage performers. ...


All the live actors' performances were either screened for the animators' reference or rotoscoped (traced from live-action to animation), as Walt Disney insisted that much of Sleeping Beauty's character animation be as close to live-action as possible. Rotoscoping is a technique where animators trace live action movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. ...


Release and later history

Theatrical Release

1986 Sleeping Beauty re-release poster.

Disney's distribution arm, Buena Vista Distribution, originally released Sleeping Beauty to theaters in both standard 35mm prints and large-format 70mm prints. The Super Technirama 70mm prints were equipped with six-track stereophonic sound, while the 35mm CinemaScope-compatible prints were released with monaural soundtracks. Image File history File links Beautyrereleaseposter. ... Image File history File links Beautyrereleaseposter. ... Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... Technirama is a screen process that was used by some film production houses as an alternative to CinemaScope. ... Label for 2. ... A Fox logo used to promote the CinemaScope process. ...


During its original release, Sleeping Beauty returned only half the invested sum of $6,000,000, nearly bankrupting the Disney studio. It was mainly criticized as being slowly paced and having little character development. Since then, the film has gained a following and is today hailed as one of the best animated features ever made, thanks to its stylized designs by painter Eyvind Earle who also was the art director for the movie, its lush music score and its large-format widescreen and stereophonic sound presentation. Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916-- July 2000), was an American contemporary artist, author and illustrator. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ...


The film was re-released theatrically in 1970, 1979 and 1986. // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ...


When adjusted for ticket price inflation, the domestic total gross comes out to an astounding $478.22 million, placing it in the top 30 of adjusted films.[3]


Home Video Release


Sleeping Beauty was released on both VHS and Laserdisc that same year in the Classics collection, becoming the first Disney Classics video to be digitally processed in Hi-Fi stereo. Then the film underwent an extensive digital restoration in 1997, and that version was released to both VHS and Laserdisc again as part of the Masterpiece collection. In 2003, the restored Sleeping Beauty was released to DVD in a 2-disc "Special Edition" that included both the original widescreen version and a pan and scan version as well. Sleeping Beauty is currently planned to be released exclusively to Blu-ray Disc day-and-date with DVD version as Disney's first ever Platinum title for Blu-ray (DVD's first platinum release is The Jungle Book), scheduled for late 2008. The Blu-ray version will feature BD-Live (online feature), and the extras will include a virtual castle and multi-player games.[4][5] Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A 2. ... A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Embossed cover from the original MacMillan edition of The Jungle Book, 1894, based on art by John Lockwood Kipling (Rudyards father) For other uses, see The Jungle Book (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other Appearance


Aurora is one of the seven Princesses of Hearts in the popular Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts, and Maleficent is a villain in all three Kingdom Hearts games. The good fairies appear in Kingdom Hearts II, giving Sora new clothes. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix Co. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather were featured as guests in House of Mouse, and Maleficent was one of the villains in Mickey's House of Villains. The House of Mouse is a Disney cartoon show where Mickey Mouse and his friends run a nighclub called The House of Mouse, which shows Disney cartons as part of its floor show. ... Mickeys House of Villains is a direct-to-video film created by Disney. ...

Sleeping Beauty release history

Worldwide release dates

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Characters

Princess Aurora and the three good fairies

Characters who are unvoiced include Maleficent's raven and the lackey. The actress who voiced King Stefan's queen is unknown. Image File history File links PrincessAuroraWiththeThreeGoodFairies. ... Image File history File links PrincessAuroraWiththeThreeGoodFairies. ... Verna Felton (July 20, 1890 – December 14, 1966) is a voice actor, who was best-known for playing most of the female voices in Disney animated films. ... Barbara Luddy (25 May 1908-1 April 1979) was an American actress from Great Falls, Montana. ... Maleficent is the wicked dark fairy and main antagonist in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ... Eleanor Audley Eleanor Audley (born November 19, 1905, in New York City, New York, died November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, California) was an actress and familiar voice in radio, film, television, and animation. ... Mary Costa (born April 5, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American singer, best known for playing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty. ... Actor Taylor Holmes (May 16, 1872-September 30, 1959) appeared in over 100 plays in his five decade career as an actor on Broadway. ... Bill Thompson (July 8, 1913 – July 15, 1971) was an American radio actor and voice actor whose career stretched from the 1930s until his death. ... Miller in Deadline at Dawn Marvin Miller July 18, 1913 - February 8, 1985, born Marvin Mueller, was an movie and voice-over actor. ... Candy Candido (December 25, 1913-May 19, 1999) was an American actor and bass player. ... Vance DeBar Pinto Colvig was a vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer whose schtick was playing clarinet off-key while mugging. ...


Directing Animators

Milton Erwin Kahl (born March 22, 1909, in San Francisco, California, USA; died April 19, 1987, in Mill Valley, California, USA, of pneumonia) was an animator for the Disney studio. ... Franklin Thomas (September 5, 1912, Fresno, California - September 8, 2004, Flintridge, California) was one of Walt Disneys team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. ... Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr. ... Marc Fraser Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. ... John Lounsbery (March 9, 1911 - February 13, 1976) was an American animator who worked for The Walt Disney Company. ...

Awards and nominations

Nominated (2)

Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Burns in the 1950s. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

Sleeping Beauty in the Disney theme parks

Sleeping Beauty cast member at Walt Disney World
Sleeping Beauty cast member at Walt Disney World

Sleeping Beauty was made while Walt Disney was building Disneyland (hence the four year production time). To help promote the film, Imagineers declared the castle there was Sleeping Beauty's (it was originally to be Snow White's). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (541x869, 122 KB) Summary A Walt Disney World Resort cast member in the role of Princess Aurora. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (541x869, 122 KB) Summary A Walt Disney World Resort cast member in the role of Princess Aurora. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... Imagineer could refer to: Walt Disney Imagineering Imagineer (company), a video game developer An Engineer who only imagines things (aka the best kind of Engineer) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Several years later an indoor walkthrough section was added to the castle, where guests could walk through dioramas of scenes from the film. It closed shortly after September 11, 2001, supposedly because the dark, unmonitored corridors were a risk. Currently, the former attraction is being used as extra space to house parts for the new fireworks show for Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration. As a result, none of the original walkthrough remains intact. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


When Disneyland Paris opened in 1992 it also featured Sleeping Beauty's Castle, this time a far more romanticized, storybook building. Upstairs guests can view stained glass windows and tapestries telling the story, while downstairs they see an animatronic dragon. Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... Animatronic is the third album from Norweigan black metal band, The Kovenant, and was released in 1999 through Nuclear Blast. ...


Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005, also with a Sleeping Beauty Castle, with a fairly-similar design to Disneyland's. The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: ) is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks, an incorporated company jointly owned by The Walt...


Princess Aurora (and, to a lesser extent, Prince Phillip and Maleficent) makes regular appearances in the parks and parades.


Soundtrack listing

  1. Main Title/Once Upon a Dream/Prologue
  2. Hail to the Princess Aurora
  3. The Gifts of Beauty and Song/Maleficent Appears/True Love Conquers All
  4. The Burning of the Spinning Wheels/The Fairies' Plan
  5. Maleficent's Frustration
  6. A Cottage in the Woods
  7. Do You Hear That?/I Wonder
  8. An Unusual Prince/Once Upon a Dream
  9. Magical House Cleaning/Blue or Pink
  10. A Secret Revealed
  11. Skumps (Drinking Song)/The Royal Argument
  12. Prince Phillip Arrives/How to Tell Stefan
  13. Aurora's Return/Maleficent's Evil Spell
  14. Poor Aurora/Sleeping Beauty
  15. Forbidden Mountain
  16. A Fairy Tale Come True
  17. Battle with the Forces of Evil
  18. Awakening
  19. Finale

Trivia

  • In the final sequence, Aurora and Philip are shown dancing a waltz, which didn't exist in the Middle Ages. (The Tchaikovsky ballet, like other works of the period, also has this discrepancy.)
  • Prince Philip's horse is named Samson, after the Biblical hero.

A waltz (German: , Italian: , French: , Spanish: , Catalan: ) is a ballroom and folk dance in   time, done primarily in closed position. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ...

References

  1. ^ Heidi Anne Heiner, "The Annotated Sleeping Beauty"
  2. ^ Jacob and Wilheim Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales, "Briar Rose"
  3. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm
  4. ^ http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=407 Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray release
  5. ^ http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/junglebook/ Jungle Book, the first platinum title for DVD, not sleeping beauty

Frontispiece of first volume of Grimms Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812). ...

External links


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Sleeping Beauty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2006 words)
Sleeping Beauty ("La Belle au Bois dormant") is a fairy tale classic, the first in the set published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, Contes de ma Mère l'Oye ("Mother Goose Tales").
Sleeping Beauty was the first ballet that impresario Sergei Diaghilev ever saw, he later recorded in his memoirs, and also the first that ballerinas Anna Pavlova and Galina Ulanova ever saw, and the ballet that introduced the Russian dancer Rudolph Nureyev to European audiences.
The story of the sleeping beauty was loosely the basis for the erotic novel The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice.
Sleeping Beauty (1959 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2124 words)
Sleeping Beauty is also the first animated feature to be shot in Super Technirama 70, one of many large-format widescreen 70mm film processes (only one more animated film, The Black Cauldron, has been shot in Super Technirama 70).
The film was re-released theatrically in 1970, 1979, and 1986 and was first released on both VHS and Laserdisc that same year under the Classics collection, becoming the first Disney Classics video to be digitally processed in Hi-Fi stereo.
Then the film underwent an extensive digital restoration in 1997, and that version was released to both VHS and Laserdisc again as part of the Masterpiece collection, and in 2003 was released to DVD in a 2-disc "Special Edition" that included both the original widescreen version and a pan and scan version as well.
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