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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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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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An enchanting classical treat! See more »


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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: [singing] Wool, wool, must be spun/when little girls they may become/round and round the wheel will spin/it takes a lot to spindle in/if you can, come spin the wool/and take the yarn, then you pull/round again and round again/that's how it's done/wool, wool, it must be spun.
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Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 22 July 1986 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Queen's Lament
Performed by Anat Ben-Yehoshua
Music and Lyrics by Michael Berz
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functional Golan-Globus production
25 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Elf (Kenny Baker) is told by his master to do some good for the kingdom. He decides to give a gift to the Queen (Morgan Fairchild). The Queen asks for a child and the Elf collects ingredients for a magic potion. The King throws a party for the new princess Rosebud and invites all nine fairies. However, they only have eight golden plates. The King invites everybody except for the Fairy of Red. She takes offense and curses the princess. At 16, Princess Rosebud (Tahnee Welch) will get prick by a spindle to kill her. The White Fairy is able to modify the curse to put her to sleep for 100 years until she's awaken by a prince. To stop the curse, the King decrees all spinning wheels to be destroyed.

This is a Golan-Globus production which means saving money is key. The sets look good enough. It is definitely not top level. The story is told in a very flat manner. The actors are professional but they aren't used well. The movie has no flow. It may be better served to get rid of the elfs and concentrate more on either the Queen or Rosebud.


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