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Sleeping Beauty (Platinum Edition)

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Sleeping Beauty (Platinum Edition)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
75 minutes
director:
Clyde Geronimi
author:
Erdman Penner
genre:
Romance, Animation

We gave it an A

Okay, so the star lovebirds in Disney’s filigreed, hand-drawn fairy tale — Barbie-doll-slim Princess Aurora, cursed to enter suspended animation at 16, and her Abercrombie & Fitch-worthy savior Prince Phillip, who literally rides a white horse — aren’t as much fun as the three fussy-old-lady fairies who become their protectors. This movie is all about the lure of supporting ornamentation, and so is the DVD reissue Sleeping Beauty (Platinum Edition) (a huge improvement over a 2003 edition). Eyvind Earle’s insanely elaborate backgrounds — especially vivid on Blu-ray — boast details previously lost to cropping and video-transfer haze, and the remixed soundtrack, keyed to Tchaikovsky’s lush ballet score, has a majestic heft. A tumult of extras, including commentary spearheaded by Pixar’s John Lasseter, bespeaks loving care. A royal treatment. A

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