Disney's 1959 Sleeping Beauty was a box-office disappointment when it was first released, but in the years since has become one of the most beloved animated films ever. It has rich, stylized art and a lush musical score, based on Tchaikovsky's 1890 ballet of the same name, played by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
A few bits of Sleeping Beauty trivia:
There were originally going to be seven good fairies instead of three.
Prince Phillip is the first Disney fairy tale prince to have an actual name; he was named after England's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, because the writers felt that was a familiar name to most Americans.
The name Aurora means "dawn" in Latin. Ironically, the title character is only on screen for about 17 minutes out of the 75-minute film.
Aurora's mother is never explicitly named in the movie script, but according to a Disney legend her name was Queen Leah.
The name Maleficent means "harmfully malicious" in Latin
We have a line of licensed costumes that let you become Aurora or Maleficent, and they come in both adult and child sizes. We even have a Prince costume. Visions may be seldom what they seem, but you'll love wearing one of these costumes when you take a walk once upon a dream!