Sleeping Beauty

Film, Family and kids
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Sleeping Beauty

Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments. Typical Disney elements abound: polished if sometimes stodgy animation; sugary soundtrack based on Tchaikovsky; a delicate, vapid princess, square-jawed prince, and cutesy creatures of the forest. The early scenes of domestic bliss with the matronly good fairies, interspersed with interludes of romance and regal pomp, are frequently overlong and uninspired. But in the final thundering confrontation with the wicked witch, set in the decaying Gothic splendours of the Forbidden Mountain, the magic works once more. An epic brilliance conjures up impossible monumental castles, shadows and monstrosities, with exciting action marvellously orchestrated across the CinemaScope frame.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Screenwriter: Erdman Penner
Cast: Mary Costa
Bill Shirley
Eleanor Audley

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I will start by saying this was my favourite disney movie as a kid, now I think it is good but not the best. Visuals are still stunning, but as an adult watching I think it is ok. Best for children.