Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.
This is one of the best classic Disney princess movies. The story is simple with the ability to entertain all ages. Everything about the movie places you in the fantasy world. You have the castles, fairies and a dragon. There is nothing that you need to be in the fantasy world.
These are some of my favorite characters in Disney animated movies. The three fairy godmothers are so funny how they interact with one another and watching they try to run a house without using their magic. They have been raising Aurora for 16 years without using magic, but when they plan a surprise birthday party, they cannot do or make anything. That whole part was poor planning when you think about it.
The best character and villain is Maleficent. She has got to be the baddest of them all. She just does not care about any one at all. She is spiteful, and vengeance is her thing. Maleficent is one of those people that everyone notices when she comes into the room. All of the people gasp. She is the best of the villains. She becomes a giant dragon to make it all even better.
The look of the movie is amazing. The use of the straight lines throughout the whole movie automatically gives the movie more drama than any other of the animated movies. The entire movie is filled with these straight lines for everything. At the times this pattern was considered too harsh for the public. They were not big fans of it.
These characters are wonderful in this movie. Everyone will be able to enjoy this movie. It is very entertaining. This is a movie that you will want to add to your collection. Enjoy.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)