Tuesday, January 29, 2008

She's A Beauty...


On this date, forty-nine years ago...

Walt Disney premiered his 16th animated feature: "Sleeping Beauty"...

Although her castle premiered at Disneyland four years earlier, it doesn't help make the film a success. It will take over two decade before the film will finally show a profit. Many today consider it a classic, but back then it wasn't the case. Disney even confided in friends and colleagues he didn't know if he could keep making these films. It was getting so expensive.

The passage of time has made us realize the value and beauty(pun intended) of this film. While it's not the best in terms of story... Disney was far more interested in the running of his new theme park and was focusing less on the animated films. Hence the weaker story. The animation is some of the best Walt Disney Productions has ever created and its legendary backgrounds are amazing. The film did create arguably, Disney's best villain: Malificent.

Sleeping Beauty is scheduled for release on Platinum DVD and Blu-Ray in fall 2008.

2 comments:

Ted said...

This is more proof that Disney animated films cannot be judged on box office alone.
This movie is a classic and has made millions (if not billions) over the last few decades for Disney.
GREAT characters will ALWAYS make money in the end

Rogério said...

I love this movie.

Rogério,
São Paulo, Brazil