Create new memories that will last a lifetime as you experience the dazzling animation and timeless storytelling of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The legend that transcends time begins with the glorious celebration of Princess Aurora’s birth—a joyful event that makes Maleficent, one of the most spectacular villains ever, extremely jealous. As the years pass and the princess grows into a beautiful and graceful young woman, three Good Fairies do their best to protect Aurora. But, alas, on her 16th birthday, Aurora pricks her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel and falls under Maleficent’s spell and into a deep sleep. Only brave Prince Phillip can defeat a fire-breathing dragon and battle his way to the tower to awaken the princess from her dreams. Magic, adventure and romance all spin together in Disney’s ultimate fairy tale.
Features Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture And Sound
• Cine-Explore Experience
• Audio Commentary with John Lasseter
• Grand Canyon
• Emily Osment: “Once Upon A Dream” Music Video
• Disney Song Selection
• Princess Fun Facts
Disney's 1959 Sleeping Beauty
was the studio's most ambitious effort to date, a lavish spectacle boasting a gorgeous waltz-filled score adapted from the music of Tchaikovsky. In the 14th century, the malevolent Maleficent (not dissimilar to the wicked queen in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
) taunts a king that his infant Aurora will fatally prick her finger on a spinning wheel before sundown on her sixteenth birthday. This, of course, would deny her a happily-ever-after with her true love. Fortunately, some bubbly, bumbling fairies named Flora, Fauna and Merryweather are on hand to assist. It's not really all that much about the title character--how interesting can someone in the middle of a long nap be, anyway? Instead, those fairies carry the day, as well as, of course, good Prince Phillip, whose battle with the malevolent Maleficent in the guise of a dragon has been co-opted by any number of animated films since. See it in its original glory here, alongside Malificent's castle, which, filled with warthogs and demonic imps in a macabre dance celebrating their evil ways, manages a certain creepy grandeur. --David Kronke, Amazon.com
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.