Sleeping Beauty (1959)

The ultimate princess fairy-tale with origins dating back to 1300’s Perceforest gets the masterpiece crown of Walt Disney Signature Animation: a purely-bewitching canvas of art design, chroma, aesthetics, and textures as diverse and proficiently-executed as its script, Tchaikovsky score, & tone – along with the best [& scariest] villain of Disney canon. 9.3/10.

Plot Synopsis: Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) curses Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora’s guardian fairies (Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, Barbara Luddy), she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip (Bill Shirley). To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

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