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Disney's Sleeping Beauty Title

Premiere Date:
January 29, 1959

Running Time:
75 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

The story of Princess Aurora, who is cursed by the evil fairy Maleficent to die at the age of 16 by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. Despite the attempts of the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, the curse is fulfilled. The good fairies put everyone in the castle into a deep sleep until the spell can be broken. It is with the aid of Prince Phillip that Maleficent, transformed into a fire-breathing dragon, is destroyed, and the Sleeping Beauty is awakened by a kiss.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Princess Aurora/Briar Rose

Mary Costa

Prince Phillip

Bill Shirley

Flora

 Verna Felton

Fauna

Barbara Jo Allen

Merryweather

Barbara Luddy

Maleficent

Eleanor Audley

King Stefan

Taylor Holmes

King Hubert

Bill Thompson

 Owl

Dal McKennon 

Maleficent's Goons

Candy Candido
Pinto Colvig
Bill Amsbery

 Narrator

Marvin Miller

CREW

Based on the Charles Perrault version of "Sleeping Beauty".

SUPERVISING DIRECTOR

Clyde Geronimi

 PRODUCER

Walt Disney

STORY

Milt Banta
Winston Hibler
Bill Peet
Erdman Penner
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
Ralph Wright

 ORIGINAL MUSIC

Tom Adair

NON-ORIGINAL MUSIC

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

ORCHESTRAL SCORE

George Bruns

LYRICS

Sammy Fain
Jack Lawrence
Tom Adair
Winston Hibler
Erdman Penner
Ted Sears

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Ken Anderson
Don DaGradi

 FILM EDITORS

Roy M. Brewer Sr.
Donald Halliday

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Ken Peterson

SOUND SUPERVISOR

Robert O. Cook

 MUSIC EDITOR

Evelyn Kennedy

STYLIST

Eyvind Earle

DIRECTING ANIMATORS

Marc Davis
Ollie Johnston
Milt Kahl
John Lounsbery
Frank Thomas

ASSISTANT ANIMATORS

Don Bluth
Phil Roman
Ken O'Brien

 EFFECTS ANIMATOR

Bob Abrams

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Princess Aurora (Briar Rose), Prince Phillip, Flora,
Merryweather, Maleficent, Fauna, King Stefan, King Hubert, Owl, Maleficient's goons

SONGS

"I Wonder", "Once Upon a Dream"

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SPIN-OFFS

"Sleeping Beauty Castle":
the castle that lends into Fantasyland at Disneyland.
The Disneyland Paris version is called
"Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant".

 "Briar Rose Cottage":
a Fantasyland shop at Disneyland
from May 29, 1987 to July 15, 1991.

TRIVIA

"Sleeping Beauty" was filmed in Technirama 70, Widescreen.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Orchestral Score. 

 "Sleeping Beauty" exceeded the $6 million dollar budget in 1959, making this the most expensive animated feature for its time.

 The film was rereleased into theaters in 1970, 1979, and 1986, and released on video in 1986 and 1997.