A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.


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Episode cast overview:
Sleeping Beauty / Princess Debbie
Prince Charming / 'My Son, the Prince'
King Boris
The 'Good' Fairy
Queen Natasha / Queen Farrah
King Murray
The Squire
Carol Smith ...
Yellow Fairy
Maysie Hoy ...
Lynne Scott ...
Purple Fairy
Gene Varrone ...
Green Fairy
Lynn Tufeld ...
Orange Fairy


A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.

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Release Date:

7 July 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The visual style of the tale was based on the illustrations of Kay Nielsen. See more »


Sleeping Beauty: ["My son, the Prince" has arrived to meet his future bride, Sleeping Beauty, who is preparing in her room] Oh, I do hope the Prince likes me for father's sake; it seems so important to him.
[Trumpets sound, she goes to the window to see the Prince's arrival]
Sleeping Beauty: He does seem well-formed.
"My son, the Prince": [the peasants welcome the Prince, throwing petals and confetti] Oh! Oh! Get off, maggots! They're such filthy little pests! My, my, my word!
[He kicks the crutch from under a peasant's arm]
King Murray: Are you all right? He ...
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I'm Nobody Baby
Written by Benny Davis, Milton Ager, and Lester Santley
Sung by Bernadette Peters
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Great for kids or kids at heart
4 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This presentation of Sleeping Beauty is delightfully amusing. I am a huge fan of Christopher Reeve and love Sleeping Beauty, so I absolutely HAD to see this when I heard about it. As always, Christopher Reeve gives a wonderful performance as the prince and works very well with the rest of the cast. Although she does not fit my picture of Sleeping Beauty, Ms. Peters is fabulous and entertaining. The costumes and scenery are very colorful and fairytale-ish, as they should be. There are several supporting characters who are very amusing, and you can tell that the entire cast must have had immense fun in this production. This is definitely geared towards young children but will no doubt delight parents as well.

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