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PG| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Through extensive use of archival clips, documentarian Don Hahn explores how Walt Disney Animation Studios broke out of their mid-1980s box-office slump. The film focuses on the group of young, ambitious animators and filmmakers, such as Tim Burton and "Toy Story" director John Lasseter, who struggled against outside competition and old-guard studio executives within the company to reclaim Disney's legacy as a producer of world-class animated entertainment.

Cast: Don Hahn

Director: Don Hahn

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Walt Disney

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Release Date: March 26th, 2010|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie turns from good to great as the layers are peeled away and director Hahn provides an insider's look at the creative epicenter of the studio. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It could have delved a little deeper to keep us wide-eyed and engaged. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A fascinating, albeit self-congratulatory, account of how Disney's fabled animation department was reenergized and reimagined between 1984 and 1994. show more

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