"I know you... I walked with you once upon a dream..." This might sound odd, but I often break out into that song. After all, Sleeping Beauty is one of the greatest love stories of all time. And, now I'm not stuck with just listening to the soundtrack on my iPod. Why? Because the limited edition Sleeping Beauty DVD is in stores!
Here are a few fun facts to keep in mind while watching the newly restored version.
- Walt Disney wanted the Sleeping Beauty style to be different from his other films, so he asked his artists to create "living illustrations." That meant that they hired actual people to dress up in the costumes before drawing the animation. Check out the example of Maleficent:
- 19-year-old Mary Costa was cast as the voice of Briar Rose. She was still in high school when the movie was being made. Walt Disney did not meet Mary in person until the movie was complete, as she didn't want her looks or personality to potentially influence the animation.
- In the original Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, there are seven fairies. The Disney team decided to use three: Flora (dressed in red), Fauna (dressed in green) and Merryweather (dressed in blue).
I've always been a huge fan of Merryweather, which leads me to wonder...