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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

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The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Director:

Don Hahn

Writer:

Patrick Pacheco (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Hahn ... Narrator (voice)
Ron Clements ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Peter Schneider ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Rob Minkoff ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Glen Keane ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Michael Eisner ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Mike Gabriel ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Roger Allers ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
David Pruiksma ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Gary Trousdale ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
George Scribner George Scribner ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
John Musker ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Thomas Schumacher Thomas Schumacher ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
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The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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From 1984 to 1994 a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Persistence of Vision See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,115, 28 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,172, 2 May 2010
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Color
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Dedicated to the memory of Howard Ashman, Joe Ranft, Frank Wells, and Roy Edward Disney. When the film first premiered Disney was still alive; however, after his death in December of 2009 director Don Hahn decided that the "forever version of the movie" should also include Disney and so the change was made prior to the DVD release. See more »

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Features The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) See more »

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Educational and informative documentary about Disney's changing of the guard thru live action, computer graphics and studio heads.
23 October 2011 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"Walking Sleeping Beauty" is one documentary that you don't want to miss it's educational and informative it takes you to a behind the scenes turmoil at Walt Disney studios. It showed how the face of the department's film animation would change forever as the old guys would roll over to more eager and younger determined talent. A real changing of the guard so to speak. As in all business any company has drama and change and tension and thru news clips, interviews, and studio footage this film shows it all you really get a backstage pass to the changing of Disney's animation studios.

For years the film department did things their way only a new wave of young artist would arrive in the early 80's(note footage of legendary Tim Burton(1989's "Batman") starting out in the art department!)Disney began to want movies with more live action and more wilder stories and this became more of a reality with the arrival of CEO Michael Eisner and film department head Jeffrey Katzenberg as ideals and new techniques started to unroll. The best of this is evident in films like the live action "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and other hits like "Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast", and "The Lion King" were mixed with great Broadway musical scores and computer generated graphics which would be the new Disney discovery like "Pixar".

Sure the company still had it's ups and downs but these works and methods and people would change Disney film forever. Overall good educational documentary that any history or film fan would enjoy so please watch you will be educated.


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