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Sleeping Beauty (1987)

Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

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Elf
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Queen
David Holliday ...
King
Nicholas Clay ...
Prince
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Shaike Ophir ...
Master Elf (as Shai K. Ophir)
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White Fairy
Orna Porat ...
Nana
Julian Chagrin ...
Advisor
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ...
1st Counsellor (as Yankele Ben Sira)
Danny Segev ...
2nd Counsellor
Igor Borisov ...
Cook
Joseph Bee ...
3rd Counsellor
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Count (as Johnny Phillips)
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An elf gives a queen a magic spell for the baby she always wanted. But an evil curse is placed over her daughter, Rosebud, which results in the king demanding that all the spindles in the kingdom be destroyed. As Rosebud grows into a naive yet pretty young woman, she wonders why no one in the kingdom ever has new cloth. She convinces her parents to go on a journey to a neighboring kingdom, not knowing what awaits her as soon as the king and queen are gone. Written by Max Vaughn

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12 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Cannon Movie Tales: Sleeping Beauty  »

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Part of the "Cannon Movie Tales" series, nine feature films based on classic fairy tales that were produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus for the Cannon Group in the mid '80s. All of the films featured well-known actors from the U.S. and U.K. and were shot on-location in Israel. Although the series was originally conceived as a whopping sixteen films, production stopped at nine when Rumpelstiltskin (1987) flopped at the box office and the remaining films were sent directly to video. Despite their commercial failure, the Movie Tales garnered a cult following after the Disney Channel began airing them as "Storybook Cinema" in 1988. See more »

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When the white fairy lands on the castle steps after flying into Rosebud's christening, the wire attached to Jane Wiedlin can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Red Fairy: My gift is a little trick, for with a spindle, the princess will her finger prick!
[the baby Rosebud cries]
Red Fairy: Princess Rosebud... as my name is Fairy Red... when she grows from childhood... the girl - will drop down dead!
[cackles]
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Dare Me
Performed by Linda Lopresti
Music by Michael Berz & Yehoshua Ben Yehoshua
Lyrics by Michael Berz & Dovis Miller
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Excellent for Kids
5 May 2010 | by (Apple Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

I recorded this for my 9 y-o daughter so she could watch it. She hasn't moved from watching it ....about an hour ago!

The cast is good. There isn't a whole lot of dialog. The music is synthesized (not a true orchestral soundtrack) So...if that bothers you, like it does me....be forewarned.

The songs are mediocre at best. If you have a musical "ear", the songs (and the singing) will sometimes make you cringe.

On the up-side, the scenes are beautifully shot. Very colorful and the costumes are wonderful.

However, like I said....it's a good movie for the little ones.


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