Sleeping Beauty Poster

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2003

G|1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) curses Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora's guardian fairies (Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, Barbara Luddy), she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip (Bill Shirley). To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

Cast: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson

Director: Clyde Geronimi

Genres: Animated, Fantasy, Family

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: France, Endearing, Lighthearted, Rescue, Love, Revenge


Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)