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by Chris on 1/13/2011

Everything went smooth with my purchase. The movie is great and my girls love it. Thanks.

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Great movie

on 4/23/2012

This is a great movie. I love all the romance between prince Philip and princess aurora.

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Product Overview

Because of a curse placed on her at birth, a 16 year old princess pricks her finger on a spindle and falls into a deep slumber from which only a prince's kiss can awaken her.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 207534525
UPC 786936735345
UPC 14 00786936735345
Format DVD
Release Date 10/7/2008
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Widescreen  2.55:1
Cast & Crew
Bill Shirley - Voice Of
Charles Perrault - Based On Story By
Clyde Geronimi - Director
Don DaGradi - Production Designer
Donald Halliday - Editor
Eleanor Audley - Voice Of
Erdman Penner, et. al. - Screenplay
Ken Anderson - Production Designer
Mary Costa - Voice Of
Roy M. Brewer, Jr. - Editor
Verna Felton - Voice Of
Nominee (1960) Oscar, George Bruns, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture
Nominee (1959) Grammy, Sleeping Beauty, Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or Television
Oscar (1960) George Bruns, Nominee, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture
Grammy (1959) Sleeping Beauty, Nominee, Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or Television
Review Set in the 14th century and adapted from Charles Perrault's version of the tale (Perrault also wrote the ballet that Tchaikovsky scored), Sleeping Beauty is closer in structure to the version related by the Brothers Grimm, who inspired Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs...Sleeping Beauty was the final entry in Disney's original fairytale-princess trilogy, which also included Snow White (1937) and Cinderella. A milestone in animation, it had the largest budget ($6 million) of any previous full-length animated feature, and it was the first animated feature filmed in widescreen. It was also the first time that Disney used a single artist's vision for a film, and Earle's elongated, one-dimensional pre-Renaissance style marked the first time that highly detailed backgrounds were used in an animated feature. Sleeping Beauty was also the last of the Disney films to use hand-inked cells, and the last film that Disney personally supervised. Which is to say, Sleeping Beauty was both the last great film from the classic era of Disney animation, and a herald of even greater things to come.
Reviewer James Plath
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review The Pocahontas of its day when originally released in 1959, Sleeping Beauty was Disney's most lavish (and expensive) film, as well as something of a financial and critical disappointment. But time has been kind to it, as this much-hyped video re-release shows. The elaborate, gothic-inspired designs look great, and the supporting characters--most notably the three good fairies and the Joan Crawford-like villain Maleficent--liven up the proceedings despite the bland hero and heroine. The repackaging itself should serve as an example for future Disney reissues: The documentary featurette is slightly less self-congratulatory than most of Disney's, but by making a widescreen version available, the company has every reason to be proud. Sleeping Beauty is one of only a handful of animated Disney features to be produced in widescreen format, in this case a process using the same dimensions as those used to film The Wild Bunch. Consequently, if it had been formatted to fit your television screen, much of the carefully crafted, intricately detailed design would have disappeared. If Disney is going to go to the trouble of making each carefully timed re-release seem like a historic event, it should make a point of adhering to historical accuracy, as it has on this release.
Reviewer Keith Phipps
ReviewRating 9
Platinum Series, DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Brent Simon, Entertainment Today ageless Technirama charm and joie de vivre that's hard to find in many modern children's films.
John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal It may be Disney's purest cinematic fairy tale...
Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium ...brimming with wit and powerfully moving at times.
Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide Disney's last great fairy tale adaptation...a worthy successor to Snow White and Pinocchio.
Widgett Walls, Maleficent is one of the crowning achievements of the Disney Villain Factory.
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