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Walt Disney Studios Mary Costa, Eleanor Audley, Taylor Holmes, Bill Shirley, Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Candy Candido; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Clyde Geronimi, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark Walt Disney, Ken Peterson , , , , , , , Roy M. Brewster Jr., Donald Halliday George Bruns, Tom Adair, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • 1959
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Buena Vista Film Distribution
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Briar Rose/Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Samson, King Stefan, Queen, King Hubert, Fauna, Flora, Merryweather, Maleficent, Diablo, Dragon.
  • Vocal Talent: Mary Costa (Aurora/Briar Rose), Eleanor Audley (Maleficent), Taylor Holmes (Stefan), Bill Shirley (Phillip), Verna Felton (Flora), Barbara Jo Allen (Fauna), Barbara Luddy (Merryweather), Bill Thompson (Hubert), Candy Candido, Pinto Colvig, Bob Amsberry (Goons), Dal McKennon (Owl, uncredited), Marvin Miller (Narrator).
  • Directed By Clyde Geronimi.
    Sequence Directors: Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark.
  • Produced By Walt Disney.
    Production Supervision: Ken Peterson.
  • Animated By Hal King, Blaine Gibson, Ken Hultgren, George Nicholas, Henry Tanous, Hal Ambro, John Sibley, Harvey Toombs, Bob Youngquist, John Kennedy, Don Lusk, Bob Carlson, Fred Kopietz, Eric Cleworth, Ken O'Brien (Character Animators).
    Directing Animators: Milt Kahl (Phillip), Frank Thomas, Marc Davis (Briar Rose, Maleficent), Ollie Johnston (as Oliver M. Johnston Jr) [as Ollie Johnston (as Oliver M. Johnston Jr)] (Fairies), John Lounsbery.
    Effects Animators: Dan MacManus, Jack Boyd, Joshua Meador, Jack Buckley.
  • Written By Erdman Penner.
    Additional Story: Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta.
    Traditional tale "La Belle au Bois Dormant" By: Charles Perrault.
  • Edited By Roy M. Brewster, Jr., Donald Halliday.
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  • Production Design: Don DaGradi, Ken Anderson.
  • Color Styling: Eyvind Earle.
  • Character Styling: Tom Oreb.
  • Layouts: McLaren Stewart, Don Griffith, Basil Davidovich, Joe Hale, Jack Huber, Tom Codrick, Erni Nordli, Victor Haboush, Homer Jonas, Ray Aragon.
  • Backgrounds: Frank Armitage, Al Dempster, Bill Layne, Dick Anthony, Richard H. Thomas, Thelma Witmer, Walt Peregoy, Ralph Hulett, Fil Mottola, Anthony Rizzo.
  • Special Processes: Ub Iwerks, Eustace Lycett.
  • Sound Supervision: Robert O. Cook.
  • Choral Arranger: John Rarig.
  • Lyricists: Erdman Penner, Jack Lawrence, Sammy Fain, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler.
  • Music Editor : Evelyn Kennedy.


Technical Information:


Sleeping Beauty was photographed in Technirama. This was an adaptation of the VistaVision process introduced by Paramount. Like VistaVision, the standard 35mm film traveled in a horizontal path through the camera, exposing a frame that was 8-perforations wide.... but the wrinkle that makes it different is that the photography was done with an anamorphic lens for a 1.5x squeeze... so where standard VistaVision was shown at 1.66 or 1.85, Technirama was then printed for first runs as "Super Technirama 70", which meant 70mm projection prints with an aspect ratio 2.55:1.

The "technicolor" in the credit was simply contractual, as they were the lab developing negative and making (Eastmancolor) release prints.... though the 35mm CinemaScope prints (cropped to 2.35) would have been made in 1959 by dye-transfer.

And to make it really interesting, the camera photography, like all Disney animation of the period, was photographed as color separations on Black & White negative film stock by the Successive Exposure process (each single color frame that you see on screen is in fact a "triple exposure" of the three successive frames of negative, first a red exposure, then a green and blue).

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"La Belle Au Bois Dormant (French)."




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