Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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Best Disney films: Sleeping Beauty

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Disney produced this lavish animated fairy tale, the most expensive cartoon ever made up to its release with a budget of $6 million. When the young princess Aurora is cursed at birth by the evil fairy Maleficent, the baby is kidnapped by a trio of good fairies who raise the girl themselves, hoping to avoid the spell's fulfillment. Nevertheless, at the age of 16, the beautiful Aurora falls into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. Knowing that Phillip intends to save Aurora, Maleficent takes him prisoner. When the good fairies launch a rescue attempt, Maleficent transforms herself into a spectacular fire-breathing dragon, forcing Phillip to defeat her in mortal combat. Sleeping Beauty (1959) was Oscar nominated for its musical score, which featured adaptations of Tchaikovsky compositions.~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

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Rated:
G
Duration:
0 mins

Cast and crew

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

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