SLEEPING BEAUTY (Theatrical Release USA 1959)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Sleeping Beauty—classic film—has a simple, but well-written storyline with outstanding, softly painted animation. It’s a good child/adult share movie that introduces one of the 17th century writings of French author Charles Perrault (who also wrote Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots). Great work for Director Clyde Geronimi. Do not miss this beautiful piece of artwork.

Storyline

A cursed princess needs the help of a prince and some good fairies to live a happily ever after life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Clyde Geronimi for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Walt Disney for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Princess Aurora (voice of Mary Costa), Prince Phillip (voice of Bill Shirley), Maleficent (voice of Eleanor Audley), Flora/Queen Leah (voice of Verna Felton), Merryweather (voice of Barbara Luddy), Fauna (voice of Barbara Jo Allen), King Stefan (voice of Taylor Holmes), and King Hubert (voice of Bill Thompson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film has completely retained its original entertainment value. It’s an excellent addition to the family home video collection and provides a musical score that introduces young children, in a very nice way, to Tchaikovsky’s classic musical sounds.

Ben Meyers

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