6340.7 #18 (DL Qual #7

Jan 29, 2013 10:09 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Jan 29th, 1959. "Sleeping Beauty", Disneys 16th full length animated feature premieres @ the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles. Story development started in 1951, meaning that in total, it took 8 years to make. Animation alone took 6 years because of the level of detail in each frame. Have you ever noticed that the film seems like a moving piece of art? Well that's because Walt wanted each frame worthy of being displayed in a gallery! At $6 million, it was the most expensive animated film ever made. Sadly, it earned $5.8 million, less than what it cost to make, meaning Disney lost money on it. It will be nominated for an Oscar for Best Music/Scoring of a Musical Picture. The voice cast includes Mary Costa (as Princess Aurora), Eleanor Audley (as Maleficent), Barbara Jo Allen (as Fauna), and Verna Felton (as Flora). Have you seen this film? What is your favorite part?

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One of my favs! My favorite part of the movie is the music... Tchaikovsky!! The musical score features many pieces from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet, 1890. Thank you SMK! Love this movie. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 10:45AM
Have you done the walkthorugh at Dl or do we have to add it to our list - pikarich  5227.7 #22 11:01AM
THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THIS! Pretty Much the musical score of the movie was based on Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Ballet... Once Upon a dream is a waltz from the ballet! - otilegna  2665.0 #48 12:00PM
No prob otilenga. Rich, that's one thing I have actually done. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 12:40PM
Thanks for the additional info, MyPark! Tchaikovsky is a brilliant composer, and I'd go as far to say 95% of the general population has heard his work, and they just don't know it ;) - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 12:45PM
Yes! Definitely agree with you. The music from Sleeping Beauty always gives me chills. - kss4tink  218.0 #1760 10:15PM
β™ͺI know you I walked with you once upon a dream.β™ͺ - Stitch_Legacy  5138.2 #23 10:11AM
My daughter and I sing that song EVERY day!! - FindMeAtTheCove  237.4 #1505 10:13AM
I remember thinking this was THE most romantic song ever when I first saw this as a child. :) - MissAmericaSings  405.8 #553 11:06AM
I LOVE this song! I will randomly sing this around the house, cracking my daughters up! Hahahaha. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:26AM
Listened to that the whole ride in to the park today - BeatleMike  635.4 #316 9:48AM
The book at the beginning was actually made and has been seen in many exhibits.It was very common to use live shots as an introduction to a film winnie the pooh was the most used in this style.Also as part of Fantasmic ,murphy the dragon now on it;s second version is the best dragon in the show with real fire breathing capabilities. The first summer it debut it was missing for most of the first summer due to technical difficulties, who remembers that?my favorite part is the villians did not find Aurora because they were looking for her as a child.lol - pikarich  5227.7 #22 10:58AM
and to add cinderella can be found everywhere in the parks, from the castle walk through,meet and greet, parades and fireworks. - pikarich  5227.7 #22 11:18AM
Love everything about this movie. Another fact- Aurora/Briar Rose has the least amount of spoken lines throughout the movie and they all come at the second half. - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 10:30PM
Saw this movie with my mom and dad at the drive-in. We had to put our jammies on before we went. My little brother fell asleep. So I got to climb up front and sit between my mom and dad. You know how hard it is hearing a movie through a little speaker but I think they made out of tinfoil.  - Midasgold  633.3 #318 2:10PM
I couldn't resist commenting on this, my apologies for the tardy bump, well, 1 year and 1 day...lol, but what a cute memory that was! Thanks so much Midasgold for sharing that! Your comments always make me smile! "jammies" - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:42AM
Thanks for this! I never knew.. Lol. My friend used to call me Sleeping Beauty because I'd always fall asleep everywhere. - FindMeAtTheCove  237.4 #1505 10:14AM
Appropriate on your birthday lovely! 😘😊 hope your day is magical! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:23AM
Thank you, Duchess. 😊 - FindMeAtTheCove  237.4 #1505 10:41AM
Can't pick a fave part the entire thing is my fave!! I love sleeping beauty!! Especially for how beautiful and detailed it is :) happy bday sleeping beauty! - CuriousAsAlice7  165.2 #2493 10:15AM
Fair enough! I can appreciate that love! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:49AM
Thanks for the smile! This is my daughters latest favorite. 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1789.4 #94 10:18AM
If I made you smile it's a good day! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:25AM
I love when Briar Rose is singing in the forest and when the fairies are getting her birthday surprises ready. - Minnique  631.0 #321 10:18AM
Great choice! I loved to hear their reasoning behind the gifts! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:47AM
😍😍😍😍😍😍 My favorite!!!! The best part of the movie, is the whole darn thing! - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 10:23AM
😊 Well, now I know 3 of Zoe's favorites, sleeping Beauty, pasta salad at Flos and balloon pics! πŸ˜‚πŸŽˆglad I made you smile today. - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:52AM
🎈🎈🎈 You did!! Thank you!! 😊😊😊 - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 2:36PM
It really is so beautiful and a work of art. My favorite film and my favorite princess! - MousekaNinja  422.4 #524 10:27AM
I couldn't agree more! The artwork is stunning! Another check for Aurora as a favorite! I love it! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:50AM
i've watched this movie at the opera house on Main Street. 😍😍😍 i love it. - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 10:27AM
Lucky duck! I'm sure that was FUN! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:50AM
I'm so jealous! - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 10:32PM
Good post! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 10:30AM
Thanks Nick! Hope you read these to Mads everyday for me! :) - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:52AM
Love this film so much!! My family enjoys it too...actually Aurora is my son's fave princess lol!! Thanks for sharing these facts with us Duchess, have a great day! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 10:34AM
Very interesting that the film originally made a loss. Something tells me that the DVDs and "Aurora" merchandise sold over the years may have turned this around. Great job Duchess. - RapunzelledColey  138.0 #2917 11:01AM
My favorite Disney movie! I love every part of it! Thanks for the info!!! Always love reading these posts. - mcramos925  454.8 #480 11:07AM
Wonderful movie. I really enjoy the forest scenes bc of the colors the chose and the shapes of the trees. So well done. Thanks, Duchess!! - misschurro  6361.2 #17 11:21AM
Love the classics! The perfect movie! Sigh. I am curious how much rereleases and video/DVD sales have made over the years. So sad it actually lost money originally! I hope Walt wasn't raked over the coals for that! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:28AM
Great info! My favorite scene is when they are trying to make the cake and gifts. Too funny! - erinten  539.9 #382 11:57AM
One of my favorite movies. Once Upon a Dream was such a romantic song. I had a crush on the prince as a little girl. - Witchie77  374.5 #606 12:22PM
OMG! This is my most FAVORITE movie and not just Favorite movie! I am so happy about this post! This movie needs more recognition! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.1 #701 12:31PM
Definitely my favorite Disney Movie as a child! - MrYalla  7.8 #12959 12:43PM
Ah! My favorite movie of all time. Thanks for the post! :) - CM_KittyPrincess23  268.9 #1175 2:30PM
I don't think I've seen this movie all the way through yet. I've seen bits and pieces though. Maybe I should watch the copy I bought! - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 8:33PM
I think by now it's made up for the financial flop. - lovetheland7  177.9 #2279 9:05PM
😍😍my favorite princess movie. I thought she was the most beautiful princess when I was little. I love the scene with her in the woods singing - PinkElephants  745.7 #259 9:12PM
πŸ˜ƒβœ¨πŸ‘ - E-Ticket  1466.6 #115 9:17PM
I love the singing in the forest scene, because who wouldn't love dancing and being serenaded to in a beautiful forest by a prince? - minniemommy  7.2 #13792 11:28PM
I love that she has a Prince Phillip and so do I. - sewedna  575.4 #351 12:12AM
Thank you!!!!! πŸ‘ - Boundin  685.3 #289 12:28AM
My favorite part is the The Gifts of Beauty and Song segment when the 3 fairies are bestowing gifts upon baby Aurora. Truly underrated. - Grindcore  556.2 #365 10:38AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘excellent pick for a favorite part!  - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 6:06PM
Wonderful info! Thank you!!  - missariel33  2115.5 #72 10:50AM
Sleeping Beauty is my favorite due to its star, the Mistress of All Evil. Great post! - Atora  2702.2 #47 10:53AM
This was never my favorite movie-but I'm gonna have to re-watch it cuz of this post! Also so fun to see comments from friends I haven't seen around here for about a year! Thanks Duchess!!!😘 - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #81 10:59AM
my absolute favorite!!!  - mcramos925  454.8 #480 11:19AM
Thank you Duchess this is my favorite Princess movie, and I have always loved the animation and artistic design of this movie. Another great post! - BeatleMike  635.4 #316 6:22PM
 I'm so glad you enjoyed the read! Thanks a million for telling me so! It really is a wonderful movie! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:57AM
Wow great post, some facts here I didn't know. My favorite is that Walt wanted each frame to be worthy of being in a gallery! Amazing!!  - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 9:51AM

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