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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition (2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) + bonus content! #SLEEPINGBEAUTY #Disneyinhomeevent

I think I saw Sleeping Beauty when I was around 5 or 6. Movies were not an everyday thing in my house. We saw occasionally and so it was a big deal to be taken to the movies. I always remember how exciting it was to go to the movies.

We didn't have a lot of money when we were little so a trip to the movies was a big thing for my parents. Of course, it was a lot cheaper then but it still was a special occasion sort of trip. It was always exciting to walk into that big theater and choose our seats. Then we were allowed a box of popcorn and soda each. And we could share one box of candy. We always got Sno-caps chocolates. And, boy, was that the best popcorn ever!

I remember watching Sleeping Beauty. I remember because Maleficent scared the heck out of me. She was the best part of the movie for me although her role was not that big. But she left an impression on me. I also loved the fairies!

Now, decades (4 to be exact) I watched Sleeping Beauty again and it still holds up. The Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition (2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) releases October 7! And, if you are a fan like me, you need to go buy. Not only do you get the original movie but you get some wonderful bonus features.

On the new Blu-ray/Digital HD you will find the following features:

* ‘Once Upon A Parade’ (Starring Sarah Hyland, from Modern Family) - Behind every attraction, event and parade at the Magic Kingdom is a unique story. And Sarah takes us behind the scenes as she tells the magical tale behind Walt Disney World's Festival of Fantasy Parade. An interesting note is that the clothes she wore was her own. Plus, she loves renaissance fairs!

* Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains – This legacy piece spotlights Disney’s favorite villain animator, Marc Davis and his infamous creations of characters such as Maleficent and Cruella. Throughout the piece, we will talk to modern day animators like Andreas Deja and also the new generation of Animators (Lino DiSalvo Animation Director of FROZEN) on how Marc’s designs and characters influenced what they do today.

* @DisneyAnimation: ARTISTS IN MOTION (Extended Edition) - Join Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Britney Lee as she goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper. In this extended edition, go deeper into Britney’s process. This is an amazing little video!

* Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes:

       * The Fair (With Deleted Character – The Vulture) – In this version of the story, the fairies do not take the Princess to live with them in the forest. Convinced that King Stefan's order to burn all the spinning wheels in the kingdom will not prevent Maleficent's curse, the good fairies put a magic circle around the castle and cast a spell: "No evil thing that walks or flies or creeps or crawls can ever pass these castle walls."

      * The Curse is Fulfilled - The three good fairies have just returned Aurora to the castle and give her a crown. They leave the room to give Aurora some time alone…but Maleficent pays her a visit.

      *    Arrival Of Maleficent (Alternate Scene) – Maleficent arrives uninvited to the christening of the Princess Aurora.

* BEAUTY-OKE “Once Upon A Dream” - Sing along to this kinetic text video of Aurora’s signature song.

And you will find the Classic DVD Bonus Features that Include:

* The Sound Of Beauty: Restoring A Classic - This featurette covers the creation of the 7.1 mix of the score of Sleeping Beauty that was done for Blu-ray, using the source tapes from the original recording sessions resulting in an audio experience of superior quality with greater detail and fidelity that you have ever heard before.

* Picture Perfect: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty - Discover the behind-the-scenes magic that transformed a beloved fairy tale into a cinematic work of art. Legendary Animators, actors and film historians reveal the secrets behind Disney’s masterpiece.

* Eyvind Earle: A Man And His Art - Early in his career, renowned American Artist Eyvind Earle worked as a background painter at the Walt Disney Studio. Walt Disney liked his work so much that he entrusted him with the assignment to be the Art Director for Sleeping Beauty. This was the first time that one artist was given the responsibility for the entire look on one of Disney’s animated features. This piece follows Earle’s development as an artist and his years at the Studio.

* Audio Commentary by John Lasseter, Andreas Deja and Leonard Maltin.

The Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition releases October 7!


  1. Yea! Sleeping Beaty is my favorite classic Disney film.

  2. It would be interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes of the movie, and to learn how movies are restored. This movie certainly keeps its charm over time.
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  3. I love Sleeping Beauty and story is so much fun to watch. I like that this DVD has deleted scenes and extra bonuses! I want to get this awesome movie.