Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

DVD - 2008
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Princess Aurora is born to King Stefan & his wife. At a ceremony for her, fairies - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But the evil sorceress, Maleficent, shows up and places a curse on the princess - where Aurora will die on her 16th birthday after touching a poisoned spinning wheel. Merryweather tries to undo the damage by casting a spell that will allow princess Aurora to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. The fairies take Aurora to their cottage and raise her as their own child. On her 16th birthday, Aurora meets Prince Phillip and the two fall in love. Maleficent kidnaps the Prince and she tricks Aurora into touching a spinning wheel. Realizing that the Prince is in trouble, the good fairies head to Maleficent's castle and spring the Prince loose. But the Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent when she turns herself into a fire-breathing dragon. Now the Prince has to be strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil Maleficent.

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MT60
Nov 12, 2016

Saw as a child of 7 or 8. Re-watched as an adult of 64. Just delightful. This movie stands the test of time.

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mswrite
Feb 19, 2016

This animated film, upon its 1959 release, did not fare as well with movie audiences as Disney's previous classics. Reportedly this came as a great surprise and disappointment to Walt Disney who, as others have noted here, supervised its creation. (Meanwhile "101 Dalmatians," released just a couple of years later and featuring new animation techniques and a more modern look and sound, was much more popular--to Mr. Disney's great annoyance.)
Happily the gorgeously drawn and painted and wonderfully acted--in particular, Eleanor Audley's voice work as the haughty, elegant Maleficent is a standalone marvel, her villainy both slyly amusing and the stuff of childhood nightmares--"Sleeping Beauty" has grown steadily in audience appreciation and is now a perennial favorite.

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nancydrew
Jul 24, 2015

One of my fave Disney movies!!!
A great movie!

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willawilsonsabo
Jul 19, 2015

All our movies were brought back & checked in. I talked to your people that night. This has happened twice before.
Thank you.

Aka_Aka_Aka Feb 17, 2015

"Some Day My Prince Will Come".... (You think?)

This beautiful, 1959, Technicolor, Disney adaptation of Charles Perrault's famous, 17th Century fairy tale features dazzling, story-book style animation that may actually surprise those accustomed to the softer style of the studio's other feature-length cartoons.

Nevertheless, Sleeping Beauty, in all of its splendor, is the last genre classic to be supervised by Walt Disney himself and belongs on any list of the best children's films (while having the added asset of being enjoyable for adults, as well).

This film is a real treat of fantasy, adventure and magic.

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pnaduy
Feb 09, 2015

Without a boubt, the sleeping beauty story bring the kids to the wonderland.

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DickyMicky
Feb 03, 2015

"Some Day My Prince Will Come".....

This beautiful, 1959, Technicolour, Disney adaptation of Charles Perrault's famous, 17th Century fairy tale features dazzling, story-book style animation that may actually surprise those accustomed to the softer style of the studio's other feature-length cartoons.

Nevertheless, Sleeping Beauty, in all of its splendour, is the last genre classic to be supervised by Walt Disney himself and belongs on any list of the best childrens films (while having the added asset of being enjoyable for adults, as well).

This film is a real treat of fantasy, adventure and magic.

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Keogh
Jan 05, 2015

Without a doubt, the best Disney animated film from the classic era (and only outdone by Beauty And The Beast), Sleeping Beauty retains its appeal all these decades later. The fairy tale adaptation (and adaptation of Tchaikovsky's music) has it all- good versus evil, love, fate, a memorable antagonist, and a rousing finale. And no annoying sidekicks.

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picklepepper26
Dec 15, 2014

If you have not seen Sleeping Beauty, you have missed out on your childhood. I love this movie! It has always been my favorite Disney Princess movie even to this day. I actually have to say that I like this and Tangled equally, but this one is a classic.

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theprincess
Nov 08, 2014

very nice movie. Love always wins :-)

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nancydrew
Jul 24, 2015

Maleficent: I really felt quite distressed at not receiving an invitation.
Merriweather: You weren't wanted.
Maleficent: Not wa--Oh, dear, what an awkward situation.

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