In the last animated fairy-tale to be produced during Walt Disney’s life-time, Sleeping Beauty re-tells the famous story told by the Brothers Grimm. After many years of longing for a child King Stefan and his Queen are finally blessed with the arrival of a new daughter, who they name Aurora. 890 more words
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“The slightly befuddled benevolence of the Fairy Godmother offers a striking contrast with the icy, calculating stepmother. The new generation of animators praises the character as one of Disney’s most frightening villains. 661 more words
"Once Upon a Dream..."
One thing that fascinates me about Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is that it’s really not about Princess Aurora at all. She’s certainly in the middle of everything – the reason for the story’s being – but truly, the film makes me think of an internecine fairy war between Maleficent and the three good fairies: Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. 1,181 more words