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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:
"You know, sometimes I don't think she's very happy." See more (137 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)

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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
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:
Princess Aurora's long, thin, willowy body shape was inspired by that of Audrey Hepburn.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Flora and Merryweather are changing each other into blue and pink, respectively, with their wands, they forget to block the chimney. When Diablo the raven arrives, he looks down the chimney, out of which pink and blue magical streams are shooting. He gets hit with both colors; however, he does not change from his natural black color.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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Soundtrack:
Sleeping Beauty BalletSee more »

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70 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
"You know, sometimes I don't think she's very happy.", 28 June 2003
Author: Ashley (classicfilmbroad@aol.com) from North Carolina

I grew up in the Disney era where "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" reigned supreme among me and my elementary school pals (and to this day, if you ask one of my peers what their favorite Disney movie is, it's probably one of those or one of the Disney-Pixar creations).

But one Disney film has always remained my utter favorite and that is, indeed, "Sleeping Beauty."

Like most children, I grew up watching Disney movies -- everything from animated films like "Snow White" to "Lady and the Tramp," the semi-animated like "Mary Poppins" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," and the non-animated such as "The Parent Trap" and "Old Yeller." But "Sleeping Beauty" remains my favorite animated movie and you'd better believe at seventeen years of age, I'm still watching it. I cannot believe how the animation has been knocked in some reviews -- it's beautiful! They captured the medieval period so well and even the people look like, well, people. The score is beautiful and the songs "I Wonder" and "Once Upon a Dream" are sung wonderfully by Mary Costa. What a voice! Aurora is by far one of the prettiest Disney princesses (one thing that initially drew me to the movie as a child), following the formula with those trademark doe-eyes that Disney bestows upon all of their princesses and heroines. Prince Phillip actually does more than just show up to sing a song and say one line, a welcome change that answers the age old question, "What does she see in him anyway?" The three fairies are delightful (I always wanted to be Fauna!) and funny. And of course, there's the quintessential villain -- Maleficent. She scared me when I was younger and when I view the film now, no wonder. (For the longest time, I was also scared of Eleanor Audley period, but she's truly a marvelous actress.) And when Phillip kills her -- yeah, you'd better believe that's some scary business.

The story is beautiful and funny, the animation is divine, the music ethereal, and the voice talents extraordinary. This is a personal favorite and it comes highly recommended!

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