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2,446 Ratings

Sleeping Beauty

United States, 1959
Animation, Family, Fantasy


Disney animated musical about a beautiful princess who is cursed to prick her finger on a spinning wheel on her sixteenth birthday and fall into a deep sleep.

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Sleeping Beauty Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1960 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

National Film Preservation Board

2019 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

The character animation (save Maleficent and her enchanted alter egos) plays as rote and flat as any in the post-UPA landscape. The narrative flow is pokey, too: the antics of the three fairies—color-coded like Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and no more grown-up—achieve the supernatural feat of slowing down a movie that only comes out to an hour and fifteen minutes. But, sweet mother of God, the backgrounds!
July 07, 2017
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