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Sleeping Beauty (29-Jan-1959)

Director: Clyde Geronimi

Writers: Milt Banta; Winston Hibler; Bill Peet; Joe Rinaldi; Ted Sears; Ralph Wright

From fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault

Keywords: Juvenile/Fantasy, Dragons

Three good fairies attend the christening of Princess Aurora, blessing her with beauty and song; a fairy not invited, Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil, curses the princess such that her demise will come when she will pricks her finger on a spinning wheel by her 16th birthday. To avert the curse, one of the fairies induces a deep sleep, where Aurora may only be awakened only by a kiss of true love. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Score. Exceptional animation. $6M budget.

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