“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent, the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award®-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “SleepingBeauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.
Disney’s 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) contains digitally restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film, and a variety of new bonus features, including “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, “Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis and more.
We received a copy of the Blu-ray and I absolutely loved being able to watch a classic that has been restored. It is pretty amazing to be able to watch the same classic Disney movies you used to watch as a child WITH your own child now and in better quality! We also really enjoyed the bonus features including the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream” in the discs. My son is not really into princess stories at the moment but he saw how excited I was about watching this with him that he happily sat and watched the entire movie with me. Love my little boy!
Disney fans, be sure to get your own copy of the Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset when it comes out on Oct 7, 2014.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD to facilitate this post. All opinions and views are 100% my own.