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Sleeping Beauty
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Release Date:
6 February 1959 (Brazil) See more »
Tagline:
Now the magic moment! Full-length feature fantasy - Beautiful beyond belief See more »
Plot:
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the finest films of the 1950's See more (131 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mary Costa ... Princess Aurora (voice)
Bill Shirley ... Prince Phillip (voice)

Eleanor Audley ... Maleficent (voice)

Verna Felton ... Flora / Leah (voice)
Barbara Luddy ... Merryweather (voice)
Barbara Jo Allen ... Fauna (voice)
Taylor Holmes ... Stefan (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Hubert (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Amsbery ... Maleficent's Goon (voice) (uncredited)
Candy Candido ... Maleficent's Goon (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Maleficent's Goon (voice) (uncredited)

Dal McKennon ... Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Clyde Geronimi (supervising director)
 
Writing credits
Erdman Penner (story adaptation)

Charles Perrault (story "Sleeping Beauty")

Joe Rinaldi (additional story) &
Winston Hibler (additional story) &
Bill Peet (additional story) &
Ted Sears (additional story) &
Ralph Wright (additional story) &
Milt Banta (additional story)

Film Editing by
Roy M. Brewer Jr. 
Donald Halliday 
 
Production Design by
Ken Anderson 
Don DaGradi 
 
Production Management
Ken Peterson .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Purv Pullen .... sound of birds (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Jack Buckley .... effects animator
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
Eustace Lycett .... special processes
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Joshua Meador .... effects animator
Bob Abrams .... effects animator (uncredited)
Abra Grupp .... digital paint artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Dorse A. Lanpher .... assistant effects animator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... character animator
Dick Anthony .... backgrounds
Ray Aragon .... layout
Frank Armitage .... backgrounds
Bob Carlson .... character animator
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Tom Codrick .... layout
Basil Davidovich .... layout
Marc Davis .... directing animator
Al Dempster .... backgrounds
Eyvind Earle .... color stylist
Blaine Gibson .... character animator
Don Griffith .... layout
Victor Haboush .... layout
Joe Hale .... layout
Jack Huber .... layout
Ralph Hulett .... backgrounds
Ken Hultgren .... character animator
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Homer Jonas .... layout
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
John Kennedy .... character animator
Hal King .... character animator
Fred Kopietz .... character animator
Bill Layne .... backgrounds
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Don Lusk .... character animator
Fil Mottola .... backgrounds
George Nicholas .... character animator
Ernie Nordli .... layout artist (as Erni Nordli)
Ken O'Brien .... character animator
Tom Oreb .... character stylist
Walt Peregoy .... backgrounds
Anthony Rizzo .... backgrounds
John Sibley .... character animator
McLaren Stewart .... layout
Henry Tanous .... character animator
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Richard H. Thomas .... backgrounds
Harvey Toombs .... character animator
Thelma Witmer .... backgrounds
Robert W. Youngquist .... character animator (as Bob Youngquist)
Don Bluth .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Chuck Jones .... layout artist (uncredited)
Gary Mooney .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Floyd Norman .... clean-up artist (uncredited)
Floyd Norman .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Phil Roman .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ken Peterson .... casting: animation artists (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Bruns .... music adaptor
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
John Rarig .... choral arranger
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
Frederick Stark .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Les Clark .... sequence director
Walt Disney .... presenter
Eric Larson .... sequence director
Wolfgang Reitherman .... sequence director
Eleanor Audley .... live action model: Maleficent (uncredited)
Frances Bavier .... live action model: Fairy (uncredited)
Madge Blake .... live action model: Fairy (uncredited)
Spring Byington .... live action model: Fairy (uncredited)
Jane Fowler .... live action model: Maleficent (uncredited)
Ed Kemmer .... live action model: Prince Phillip (uncredited)
Helene Stanley .... live action model: Princess Aurora (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
75 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (original release) (RCA Sound Recording) | 3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (video rating) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-3 (2008) (DVD release) | Finland:K-8 (1959) | Iceland:L | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Sweden:7 (re-release) | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #19062) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:o.Al.

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Trivia:
This was in production at the Disney Studios for nearly a decade. Story work began in 1951, voices were recorded in 1952, the actual animation took place between 1953 and 1958 and the stereophonic score was recorded in 1957.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While preparing for Briar Rose's birthday party, the three fairies lock the front door. When Briar Rose returns from picking berries, she opens the door easily.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the land, so that all of high or low estate could pay homage to the infant Princess. And our story begins on that most joyful day...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Electric Dreams (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hail the Princess AuroraSee more »

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55 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
One of the finest films of the 1950's, 14 April 2003
Author: wamparock77

In its scale, beauty, and dramatic power, Sleeping Beauty stands as (I think at least) the pinnacle of Disney's animated features. While in terms of cultural significance, it holds a second tiara to Snow White and Fantasia, it is set apart by its richly detailed, groundbreaking expressionistic design. The Disney animators had decidedly moved away from the European storybook feel of its 30's and 40's triumphs with Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Lady and the Tramp (1955), yet it was Sleeping Beauty that was the most radical departure. With its $6 million budget, the film has an epic sweep and scope never before achieved in animation. From the crowds of celebrators in the beginning to the tremendous size of King Richard's throne room, it achieves a tremendous feel of space and depth pioneered by the multi-plane work in Snow White and Fantasia. The film shows many other applications of the lessoned learned from the great experiment of Fantasia, particularly the remarkable scene of the three fairies bestowing their gifts on the infant princess. The camera pans up and off into dreamy, surreal vignettes slightly reminiscent of Fantasia's "Toccata in Fugue" segment. Its one of animation's finest moments. Yet what surely is the most memorable element of this film in the eyes of many viewers is its villain, the Marc Davis creation, Maleficent. Voiced by longtime Disney staple Eleanor Audley, she is easily Disney's most overtly evil villain. Davis' brilliant streamlined design exudes of an infernal elegance (complete with demonic horns). She carries a royal nobility that only adds to her ambiguous, sinister nature as well as to her dramatic presence. She slanders and cackles and proclaims her evil decrees with such bile and disgust it's almost overwhelming. In the final conflict between Prince Phillip, she cries out in utter fury, "Now shall you deal with me, o prince, and all the powers of hell!" Lightning cracks, smoke gathers and Maleficent rises, now changed into a fire-breathing dragon. It is one of Disney's most daring moments and very well one of its finest. Sleeping Beauty is a masterpiece, a tremendous artistic triumph from one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific studios. Its artistry, dramatic power, and compelling performances stand it along side the great American films of the decade, which is a fact not stated often enough.

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