Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

DVD - 2003
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When an enchanted kingdom and the most fair princess in the land fall prey to the ultimate mistress of evil, the fate of the empire rests in the hands of three small fairies and a courageous prince's magic kiss. Their quest is fraught with peril as the spirited group must battle the evil witch and a fire-breathing dragon if they are to set Beauty free.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003], c1959
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780788844560
0788844563
Branch Call Number: DVD F Sle

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XGirl
May 20, 2019

Hello, darlings! - Oh! My! Sleeping Beauty was such a honey-child and I just loved the handsome prince, too!

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ManMachine
May 16, 2019

(*Favorite Maleficent Quote*) - "Oh, they're utterly hopeless. A complete disgrace to the forces of evil."

Does anyone here not know the story of "Sleeping Beauty"? Well, if they don't, then they really ought to be ashamed of themselves and promptly spanked for their ignorance.

"Sleeping Beauty" would be Disney Studios' 16th animated feature. And, back at the time (1959), it would also be their most expensive and elaborate production ever.

Set in 14th Century England, this film's story is actually a very simple and straightforward telling of the classic fairy tale, with music adapted from Tchaikovsky.

Suitable enough to be enjoyed by all ages, "Sleeping Beauty" is an awesome kaleidoscope-spectacle of some of the most impressive animation that you're ever going to see from the days before CGI.

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Derringer
Apr 10, 2019

Once Upon a Dream... "Sleeping Beauty" would be Disney Studios' 16th animated feature. And, back at the time (1959), it would also be their most expensive and elaborate production ever.

Set in 14th Century England, this film's story is actually a very simple and straightforward telling of the classic fairy tale, with music adapted from Tchaikovsky.

At birth, Aurora, daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah, is cursed by the wicked sorceress, Maleficent. Due to a mere oversight, accompanied by a rude remark, Aurora is destined to die, by Maleficent's words, before sundown on the day of her 16th birthday after touching the poisonous spindle of a wooden spinning wheel.

And, it's only through true love's kiss that Aurora can ever hope to be saved.... Ah! 'Tis so romantic! No?

Suitable enough to be enjoyed by all ages - "Sleeping Beauty" is an awesome kaleidoscope-spectacle of some of the most impressive animation that you're ever going to see this side of CGI.

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KWhite190
Dec 29, 2018

Sleeping Beauty is the worst Disney Princess movie because of how little screen time she gets: 18 minutes, which equates to 18 lines of dialogue and only in the first half of the film; also, she has the least agency and exists more fully within the male gaze than any of the other Disney princesses.

ArapahoeKati Nov 30, 2018

I had a massive crush on Prince Phillip when I was younger. I fell hard for the unique animation that looks medieval and opulent, the gorgeously terrifying Maleficent in both human and dragon form, three delightful bickering fairies, and, of course, the color-changing dress!

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1aa
Nov 03, 2018

Most surprising was how much I had forgot about the story. For most of the movie the princess is awake. The evil of Maleficent is unexplained and arbitrary. The goodness of Aurora is just assumed, and she does absolutely nothing, eventually falls under the curse and wakes up again; she is just a pretty doll that can move and sing (a recurring characteristic of many Disney heroines).

I LOVE the art style of this movie. However, and even though its the point of the character, having Aurora be comatose for the last third of the movie does take away from some of the suspense.

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XGirl
Aug 11, 2018

Hello, darlings! - This animated love story is one of Disney Studios' most enchanting of all.

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CurlyWhirly
Mar 13, 2018

"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 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.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

My favorite Disney princess, the art in this movie is beautiful and the story of course is fantastic. Maleficent is also my favorite Disney villain.

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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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