Sleeping Beauty

1959

Clyde Geronimi
Director
Buena Vista
Distribution
Walt Disney Pictures
Production Company

The sixteenth full length animated movie from Walt Disney is the classic tale of a young princess who is cursed by an evil, jealous queen and is sentenced to an eternity of slumber when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel upon her 18th birthday. But there is a get out clause: she can be awoken from her sleep by the kiss of a prince.

The 2.55:1 ratio is a breathtaking eye-opener, but it cannot disguise the uncomfortable quality of animation which is a big slide from movies past.
The remastered DVD looks incredibly sharp though, I have to say.



29th January 1959
Cinema



75 mins
2.55:1


29th July 1959
Cinema



75 mins
2.55:1


7th October 2008
Blu-Ray



75 mins
2.55:1


7th October 2008
DVD



75 mins
2.55:1



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Mary Costa
Princess Aurora
Bill Shirley
Prince Phillip
Eleanor Audley
Maleficent
Verna Felton
Flora
Barbara Luddy
Merryweather
Barbara Jo Allen
voice - Fauna
Taylor Holmes
Stefan
Bill Thompson
Hubert
Candy Candido
Maleficent's Goon (voice)
Dal McKennon
Owl (voice)

Lord Heath: Notes

Chris Survela: Screenshots