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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

(Special Edition)

Theatrical Release Date:
January 29, 1959
DVD Release Date:
September 09, 2003
Number of Discs:
2
Running Time:
minutes
Languages:
English, French
Ratings:
USA:G
Canada:G



Heralded by audiences and critics alike, SLEEPING BEAUTY was the final fairy tale to be produced by Walt Disney himself. Now fully restored with revolutionary digital technology, its dazzling colors, rich backgrounds, and Academy Award®-nominated orchestrations shine brighter than ever. When an enchanted kingdom and the most fair princess in the land fall prey to the ultimate mistress of evil, the fate of the empire rests in the hands of three small fairies and a courageous prince's magic kiss. Their quest is fraught with peril as the fellowship must battle the evil witch and a fire-breathing dragon if they are to set the Beauty free. From spectacular action to the breathtaking pageantry of the princess and her kingdom, SLEEPING BEAUTY has something to charm every member of your family.


  • Rescue Aurora Set-Top Adventure Game
  • All-New Music Video "Once Upon (Another) Dream" By Hit Pop Group no secrets
  • Exclusive Disney Art Project
  • All-New Music Video "Once Upon (Another) Dream" By Hit Pop Group no secrets
  • Sing-Along Song With SLEEPING BEAUTY
  • "Once Upon A Dream: The Making Of SLEEPING BEAUTY"
  • Academy Award®-Winning Short "Grand Canyon" (1958 Best Live Action Short Film)
  • Princess Personality Game
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY Ink And Paint Game
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY 3-D Virtual Galleries
  • Story Reel: "The Capture Of The Prince" -- View The Original Story Sequence In Which Maleficent Captures Prince Phillip
  • Story Reel: "The Fairies Put The Castle To Sleep" -- View The Original Story Sequence In Which Flora, Fauna, And Merryweather Put Everyone In The Castle To Sleep.
  • Widescreen-to-Fullscreen Comparison
  • The Design -- Film Historian Leonard Maltin, Original SLEEPING BEAUTY Artists Eyvind Earle And Ollie Johnston, And POCAHONTAS Co-Director Eric Goldberg Share Their Thoughts On The Design Of The Film.
  • Creating The Backgrounds
  • Helene Stanley Dance Reference -- Live Action Reference Footage Featuring Helene Stanley Dancing As Princess Aurora While Disney Animators Sketch Her.
  • Live Action Reference Of Prince Phillip
  • The Music
  • Original Trailers
  • The Restoration -- A Highly Sophisticated Computer-Aided Restoration Of The Film Was Undertaken In 1998, Which Involved Meticulously Restoring 118,000 Frames Of Film.
  • "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story" -- Originally Broadcast On The 1959 "Disneyland" TV Show
  • Four Artists Paint One Tree -- Walt Disney Hosts This Special Look At The Techniques Used By Four Of The Artists Who Worked On SLEEPING BEAUTY.


  • Color
  • 1.33:1, 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, THX-Certified



Princess Aurora
Mary Costa

Maleficent
Eleanor Audley


Flora
Verna Felton

Merryweather
Barbara Luddy

King Stephan
Taylor Holmes

Prince Philip
Bill Shirley

King Hubert
Bill Thompson

Maleficent's Goon
Bill Amsbery

Maleficent's Goon
Pinto Colvig

Maleficent's Goon
Candy Candido


Narrator
Marvin Miller