Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (1959)

Disney's most sumptuous "Sleeping Beauty," directed by Clyde Geronimi - summarily/hastily underrated and dismissed when it was first released in 1959 - is back (well, on disc, at least) in all its Super Technirama 70 glory.

With its magnificent villainess, Maleficent (voiced by the inimitable Eleanor Audley), and songs set to lilting Tchaikovsky melodies, it remains one of my very favorite Disney animations, if not my all-time favorite.

Check out the astute comments on Disney's new "Sleeping Beauty" discs by Dave Kehr in his DVD column in The New York Times.
(Artwork: Widescreen images from "Sleeping Beauty")


Amy L said...

amazingly beautiful

Brian H. said...

Hi, just discovered your blog, and enjoying it quite a lot. Crane & Co. Papermakers, based in Massachusetts, has a line of folded note cards based on some Disney films, one of which are scenes from Sleeping Beauty, seen


It is a chance to see how artful the screen compositions are.