Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Disney Movie of the Week: Sleeping Beauty

"I know you I walked with you once upon a dream"....actually I don't know you, but I do know that Sleeping Beauty is an awesome movie. This Disney adaptation of a popular fairytale was released January 29, 1959, and is the sixteenth movie in the Disney Animated Features Canon. Now this movie is extra speacial because it was the last Disney Animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. By owning this movie you own not only a piece of entertainment, but a piece of Disney history.

The basic plot of Sleeping Beauty is pretty much self explanatory. Its about a sleeping beauty. In more detail, this movie is about Princess Aurora who is betrothed at birth to Prince Phillip. Everything is going fine as the three good faeries (flora,fauna, and Merryweather) bless Aurora with gifts of beauty and song, but then the evil witch Maleficent arrives. Her gift is that when Aurora turns 16, she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. As you can see, this would put a damper on things. Luckily for our princess, the last faerie has yet to give her gift. So through some good ol faerie magic, she makes it so that Aurora will only fall asleep instead of dying. Does it work? I can't tell you,so you'll have to watch the movie and find out. I know the suspense is killing you. Give in to it.