“Sleeping Beauty” will be available for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere tomorrow, October 7th, 2014. I just received my early copy and all I can say is Magnificent! Digitally restored, the picture and quality are outstanding and what can I say, the story, Timeless..
Disney Studios created the ultimate at-home viewing experience with this 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) which contains 2 hours of enchanting new bonus features, including “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade.
“Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis, and “@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion,” in which Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.
Additional all-new bonus features include never-before-seen deleted scenes “The Fair” (with Deleted Character The Vulture,) “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.” The Blu-ray Superset also includes classic DVD bonus features and more!
“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent, the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award®-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.
This timeless classic never gets old. My daughters simply love the story of Sleeping Beauty and they were in aww with the bonus features and like any true little princess, loved the Beauty-Oke Sing-Along and were singing for hours. (Yes a Mother’s love and Disney Addict allows her kids to sing Sleeping Beauty songs for hours) haha.. wouldn’t you? My family and I highly recommend adding this to your movie library, but hurry before Disney hides it away back in the vault. 😉