Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waking Sleeping Beauty

DVD - 2010
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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. The following is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and others.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2010, c2009
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4334 WAK NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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theorbys Aug 19, 2012

Uses documentary footage, as well as home movies by staffers, to build a picture of the studio's huge comeback in the 1980s, focusing almost entirely on the complete corporate leadership change instigated by Roy DIsney to revitalize its foundering animated product (esp. if you count Mary Poppins and Roger Rabbit as part animation). To people interested in studio animation and how it got made (or in film history) this is a good film made by people who were there at this critical time for studio animation. We are still benefiting from this revitalization with a steady stream of high quality animated feature films. Lots of bonus features on the disc too.

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CalicoJack
Feb 09, 2011

Don't tell me you bought into this glitzy, self-serving propaganda to reassure Disney stockholders and control damage inflicted on the corporation by the unflattering book, "Disney War".

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Calgovin
Feb 09, 2011

This is a FABULOUS documentary. I highly recommended it to anyone who like behind the scenes portions of DVD extras! I have a new respect for Disney and full length animation. The genius that went into The Little Mermaid was just amazing!

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redwallflower
Jan 25, 2011

This is a great documentary that provides insight into the world of the Disney animation studio that created animated masterpieces, such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. It was interesting to see the turmoil going on at the studio that was unbeknowst to the viewers at the time.

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Feb 09, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Feb 09, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Feb 09, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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