Sleeping Beauty 1959 Film | Aurora and Maleficent Disney Movie

What's yor review of the 1959 Disney animation Sleeping Beauty, with Aurora, Maleficent, and the three fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather? #SleepingBeauty #Aurora #DisneyPrincess Is Aurora your favourite Disney Princess? Or do you prefer Maleficent? I love Briar Rose! Did you see the trailer and then rush out to see the full movie or buy the DVD or blu ray? I’d love to know your own reviews if you saw it in the cinema or streamed it online! You can scroll down for more information, or check out the Rotten Tomatoes rating, IMDb page, or Wikipedia article!

Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Η Ωραία Κοιμωμένη, La bella durmiente, A Bela Adormecida, Doornroosje, 잠자는 숲속의 공주, Спящата красавица, 睡美人, Śpiąca królewna, La Belle au Bois Dormant, Uyqudagi malika, Dornröschen und der Prinz

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About Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Animation Movie

Supervising Director: Clyde Geronimi

Sequence Directors: Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark

Produced by Walt Disney

Written by Erdman Penner

Story by Milt Banta, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright

Based on Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson

Narrated by Marvin Miller

Music by George Bruns (adapted from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Ballet)

Edited by Roy M. Brewer Jr, Donald Halliday

Production company: Walt Disney Productions

Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution

Release date: January 29, 1959

Running time: 75 minutes

Budget: $6 million

Box office: $51.6 million

Sleeping Beauty Plot from IMDb: “After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.”

Sleeping Beauty Soundtrack Songs:

Main Title/Once Upon a Dream/Prologue

Hail to the Princess Aurora

The Gifts of Beauty and Song/Maleficent Appears/True Love Conquers All

The Burning of the Spinning Wheels/The Fairies Plan

Maleficent's Frustration

A Cottage in the Woods

Do You Hear That?/I Wonder

An Unusual Prince/Once Upon a Dream (Reprise)

Magical House Cleaning/Blue or Pink

A Secret Revealed

Skumps (Drinking Song)/The Royal Argument

Prince Phillip Arrives/How to Tell Stefan

Aurora's Return/Maleficent's Evil Spell

Poor Aurora/Sleeping Beauty

Forbidden Mountain

A Fairy Tale Come True

Battle with the Forces of Evil


Finale (Once Upon a Dream)

There has been a range of live-action Sleeping Beauty adaptations and other character appearances, as well as soft toys, board games, action figures, clothing, fancy dress, theme park rides, and more! Would you visit Sleeping Beauty’s castle?

List of Sleeping Beauty Characters and Voice Cast:

Mary Costa Princess Aurora

Bill Shirley Prince Phillip

Eleanor Audley Maleficent

Verna Felton Flora / Queen Leah

Barbara Luddy Merryweather

Barbara Jo Allen Fauna

Taylor Holmes King Stefan

Bill Thompson King Hubert

Bob Amsberry Maleficent's Goon

Candy Candido

Pinto Colvig

Hans Conried Royal Herald / Maleficent's Goon

James MacDonald Dragon Maleficent's Roar

Dal McKennon Owl / Diablo

Marvin Miller Narrator