Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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Disney's animated family classic about a malevolent fairy who fatally curses Princess Aurora. Riding his noble steed Samson, it is up to Prince Phillip to break the spell - by planting a kiss on the sleeping princess' lips. He is aided by three good-natured fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. Based on the story by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. More

This was the Disney studio's 16th animated feature and was the most expensive cartoon ever produced at the time. Due to disappointing box office returns, producer Walt Disney turned away from fairy tales as source material after Sleeping Beauty

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1959Rating: G75 minsUSAWalt Disney
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasyMusical
Director:
Clyde Geronimi ('Cinderella', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Peter Pan', 'Lady and the Tramp')
Cast:
Mary CostaBill ShirleyEleanor AudleyVerna Felton

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Sleeping Beauty (1959) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Bill Shirley, as the prince, contributes some good vocal work. His cartoon character is considerably more masculine than Disney heroes usually are.

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Time Out

Time Out

Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.

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Sleeping Beauty (1959) | Release Details

Sleeping Beauty (1959) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.