Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waking Sleeping Beauty is in theaters March 26th for a limited theatrical release in NY, LA, SF, Chicago! Between 1984-1994, an amazing thing happened at Walt Disney Animations. They remembered how to make great films again. This documentary, directed by Don Hahn, tells how it happened.

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.  From Walking Sleeping Beauty website

Read an early review of the film at Michael Sporn Animation and see the trailer below.


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