Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)

Premiered: January 29, 1959
Length: 75 minutes
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by: Walt Disney
Distributed by: Buena Vista Distribution

Sleeping Beauty is Walt Disney’s 16th animated film and the last film to use hand-inked cels. The story is based on the Brothers Grimm’s Little Briar Rose and The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault telling the tale of a teenage girl cursed into a deep sleep by an evil fairy. To allow more detailed backgrounds, Sleeping Beauty is the first film to be photographed in Super Technirama 70 widescreen and the studio’s first experiment with the Xerox process.

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