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Sleeping Beauty Overview:

Sleeping Beauty (1959) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Clyde Geronimi .

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringGeorge BrunsNominated
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Sleeping Beauty (1959, Clyde Geronimi)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 13, 2017 From The Stop Button

Seven credited writers on Sleeping Beauty and none of them could figure out any dialogue to give the prince. Though, notwithstanding some cute banter between the three fairies, there?s not much good dialogue in Sleeping Beauty anyway. Villain Maleficent doesn?t even get any. Eleanor Audley?s great i... Read full article


The Visual Splendor of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

By Rick29 on Apr 17, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

When originally released in 1959, Sleeping Beauty was a major critical and financial disappointment for Walt Disney. The film cost a then-hefty $6 million and failed to break even on its original release in the U.S. Critics were unkind, too, calling it ponderous and lacking in memorable characters. ... Read full article


The Visual Splendor of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

By Rick29 on Apr 17, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

When originally released in 1959, Sleeping Beauty was a major critical and financial disappointment for Walt Disney. The film cost a then-hefty $6 million and failed to break even on its original release in the U.S. Critics were unkind, too, calling it ponderous and lacking in memorable characters. ... Read full article


Sleeping Beauty (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 26, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Sleeping Beauty Directed by Clyde Geronimi Written by Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler et al from the story by Charles Perrault 1959/USA Walt Disney Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Chorus: [singing] For true love conquers all! This might have been the first Disney cartoon I sa... Read full article


Sleeping Beauty

By Alyson on Jun 17, 2016 From The Best Picture Project

In 1959, after nearly ten years in production and Disneyland?s castle named in its honor, Disney?s Sleeping Beauty was finally released. ?It was the first film animated in 70mm and a true feat of artistic achievement. ?To this day, many consider it to be the visual high point of animation in the gol... Read full article


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Quotes from

Fauna, Flora, Merryweather: [Chasing Aurora up the stairs to the spinning wheel] Rose! Rose! Don't touch ANYTHING!


[preparing for Aurora's birthday party]
Merryweather: I never baked a fancy cake.
Flora: Oh, you won't have to, dear.
Fauna: I'm going to bake the cake!
Merryweather: You?
Flora: Oh, she's always wanted to, dear, and this is her last chance.
Merryweather: [doubtfully] Well...
Fauna: I'm going to make it 15 layers with pink and blue forget-me-nots.
Fauna: And *I'm* making the dress.
Merryweather: But you can't sew, and she's never cooked.
Flora: Oh, it's simple.
Fauna: All you do is follow the book!
Flora: [putting Merryweather on a stool] Up here, dear. You can be the dummy.
Merryweather: Well, I still say we oughta use magic.


Flora: [Fauna cries at Aurora's and Phillip's wedding] Why Fauna, what's the matter, dear?
Fauna: Oh... I just love happy endings.
Flora: Yes. I do t...
[Sees Aurora's dress, gasps]
Flora: Oh... *blue*!


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Facts about

Walt Disney's constant mantra to his animators was that the film could not be like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
One of the first instances when the movie soundtrack album featured the orchestral score instead of just songs from the film. This set the precedent for soundtrack albums that followed.
Second only to Dumbo (who didn't speak at all), this Disney title character has very few lines of actual dialogue throughout the entire film, which is actually about the three fairies who protect her, not about the Sleeping Beauty herself. Rose/Aurora is only featured in the film in very few scenes and hardly says anything. Her first line is spoken 19 minutes into the film, and her last is delivered after she learns of her betrothal 39 minutes into the film. However, she does sing two songs during this time frame.
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