Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty: Anniversary Edition” Joins
the Walt Disney Signature Collection
on Digital and Blu-ray™ Sept. 24
“Of All The Stirring Legends Of The Triumph Of Good Over Evil, None Has Ever Been So Inspirational To Me As Sleeping Beauty.”
Rediscover the magical fairy tale with brand-new extras, including Walt Disney’s
making-of memories and “Sleeping Beauty” fun facts, plus classic bonus material
BURBANK, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2019) — Awaken your inner child with the newest addition to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection: Disney’s ultimate princess fairytale classic, “Sleeping Beauty”. On Sept. 24, the wondrous tale, in which Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil fairy Maleficent and can only be awakened with true love’s kiss, arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere, and on Blu-ray™, with brand-new bonus features as well as extensive classic bonus material.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition of “Sleeping Beauty” is a must-own addition to every family’s classic collection. Never-before-seen extras feature Walt Disney himself sharing making-of memories, supported by archival recordings and imagery, as well as fun facts about the film. Digital consumers gain access to the latest episode of “Stories From Walt’s Office,” which explores architect Kem Weber’s unique designs for the Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank. Plus classic bonus material offers a sing-along to Princess Aurora’s signature song, “Once Upon a Dream”, deleted scenes, and featurettes celebrating the animators who transformed a beloved fairy tale into a cinematic work of art and created the villains we love to hate.
“Sleeping Beauty” features the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy Maleficent. The film features vibrant visuals, 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, which was adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. It is the sixteenth film in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale.
“Sleeping Beauty” is the 11th title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Cinderella” and “Aladdin.”
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DIGITAL: *
- In Walt’s Words: ”Sleeping Beauty” – Through archival recordings and imagery, Walt Disney talks about the making of “Sleeping Beauty” and its effect on the studio.
- Fun Facts Behind “Sleeping Beauty” – Learn some fun facts about the film.
- Stories From Walt’s Office: Designing the Studio – In this latest episode, we explore the unique Kem Weber designs that are found in everything from the buildings to the furniture.
CLASSIC BONUS – Revisit over 20 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
- Deleted Scenes
o Picture Perfect: The Making of “Sleeping Beauty” – Explore behind-the-scenes magic that transformed a beloved fairy tale into a cinematic work of art.
o The Art of Evil: Generations of Disney Villains – Disney animator Andreas Deja and Lino Di Salvo explore the qualitites that make a Disney villain so memorable.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer
Product SKUs: Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital HD/SD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 75 minutes
Rating: G in U.S. and Canada (bonus materials not rated)
Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
Audio: Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA; French 7.1 DTS-HDHR; Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, and English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD: English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital; English 2.0 Dolby Digital, and English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
HD Digital: English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French
Digital Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French
Digital & DVD Captions: English
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:
The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience. To date, the collection includes “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and The Tramp,” “Peter Pan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Cinderella” and “Aladdin.”
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live.
ABOUT WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS:
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are “Pinocchio,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Big Hero 6” and “Zootopia.”
ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE:
Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers are iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and FandangoNOW. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,500 digital movies, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices, Windows 10 and Xbox devices; and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.