Talk:Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)

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Trivia section?[edit]

Is it worth adding a trivia section to this article? I think it would be of note to mention in this article that Eleanor Audley, the actress who voiced Maleficent, also voiced Lady Tremaine in Cinderella. Along these same lines, Flora, the lead fairy, is voiced by Verna Felton, the same actress who voiced the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.33.149.86 (talk) 04:29, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

This page was moved from "Sleeping Beauty (1959 movie)" to "Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)" as per the naming convention set out at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films)Ianblair23 (talk) 01:40, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

  • I'm also thinking the same thing. As far as I'm aware, there's currently no other film named Sleeping Beauty. --Ixfd64 03:21, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I did some research and found a few other films named Sleeping Beauty. [1] [2] [3] However, I don't think that any of them are notable enough to merit their own Wikipedia articles. --Ixfd64 05:21, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Red Rose[edit]

I'm just wondering why was a red rose placed in the hand of the sleeping princess, when she was put on her bed? Where did the fairies get the red rose they placed on her hands from?. SNIyer12 (talk) 20:58, 30 January 2005 (UTC)

It is not explained in the movie. I think it was symbolic, symbolizing the name the three fairies gave her. - Redmess 17:37, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

The "gallery"[edit]

There is no sensible reason why we need four pictures of Sleeping Beauty in the same bed in the same pose taken from four different angles. Choose one and stick with it. --FuriousFreddy 00:27, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

heyy[edit]

What are the three good fairies in the movie sleeping beauty?

They are Flora (pink), Fauna (green) and Merryweather (blue). Prsgoddess187 02:11, 1 November 26 (UTC)

Essentially, the three good fairies were modeled upon primary shapes and colors. Flora's coloring is in fact red, not pink, with a complementary tone of ochre (a golden brown.) Pink is not a primary color, but rather, is a secondary color. However, Flora's preferred color for Aurora's dress is pink, a softer, more feminine issue of red, from which it is derived.

Nice theory, but green is not a primary colour. The primary colours are red, yellow and blue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.245.88.155 (talk) 06:38, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Trivia about parents[edit]

Both of Princess Aurora's parents survive the film - thus she is the first heroine to have this happen, not Wendy. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.163.200.210 (talkcontribs) .

EDIT: Sorry - had the dates wrong, I thought Sleeping Beauty predated Peter Pan —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rockin442 (talkcontribs) .

Nope, I checked. =) Powers T 03:06, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

The taunt of Maleficient[edit]

It was Maleficient, not the three good fairies, who told the prince of her curse on Aurora. The fairies only explained their change on the curse. - Redmess 17:40, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

splitting the biography of Princess Aurora into its own article?[edit]

Should we split the biography of Princess Aurora into its own article? Not only does Aurora exist outside of Sleeping Beauty, she's also quite notable in the Disney franchise. Also, many other Disney characters have their own articles. --Ixfd64 03:53, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

unexplained removal of categories[edit]

I've added the article to Category:Fictional princesses and Category:Kingdom Hearts characters, but other users keep reverting this change. Could any involved editors please explain why? As far as I'm aware, most of the major characters in Sleeping Beauty do appear in the Kingdom Hearts series. Also, I don't see any reason why this article should not be in Category:Fictional princesses. I prefer not to revert the other users' edits again, as I don't like to create friction among my fellow Wikipedians. --Ixfd64 05:52, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I've also added a link to the film script but Tregoweth (talk · contribs) removed it. Does anyone know if links to film scripts are considered unencylopedic? I looked everywhere in the guidelines but could not find anything on this matter. Since Tregoweth is an experienced editor, he probably knew what he was doing, but an explanation from him would be appreciated. I guess that's why edit summaries are so important! --Ixfd64 20:39, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I removed Category:Fictional princesses and Category:Kingdom Hearts characters because the article is about the film, not the character. Also, any scripts online are almost certainly copyright violations, so they shouldn't be linked to. From Wikipedia:Copyright#Linking to copyrighted works:

If you know that an external Web site is carrying a work in violation of the creator's copyright, do not link to that copy of the work. Knowingly and intentionally directing others to a site that violates copyright has been considered a form of contributory infringement in the United States (Intellectual Reserve v. Utah Lighthouse Ministry). Linking to a page that illegally distributes someone else's work sheds a bad light on Wikipedia and its editors.

If Disney themselves were to post the script online, that would probably be fine. —tregoweth (talk) 04:58, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

  • All right, thanks for clearing it up. Cheers! :) --Ixfd64 05:46, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

"Along with The Black Cauldron it is widely considered as the most misinterpreted of all Disney Animated films."

           what does this mean?? "misinterpreted"? in terms of what? the black cauldron article says nothing about this either. someone please explain!


Negative[edit]

I really do find this article awful to read. It seems to drag on focusing on all the negativity of the film's initial release and the problems with production, and doesn't even mention its success later and present. I find it paints an extremely bad and negative picture of the film over all which intact it isn't and quite the opposite from what the article says.

Agreed. The article seems only to focus on the fact that Sleeping Beauty failed to produce the revenue that had been hoped for. Nothing is mentioned about the fact that it was the second most successful film at the US box office after Ben Hur. This information is included 1959 in film article, and on the Picture Perfect: The Making of Sleeping Beauty section of the Collector's Platinum Edition DVD. It grossed more than any other film released since 1953, and even then was only just below Peter Pan (1953). 86.10.75.40 (talk) 21:35, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:PrincessAuroraSleeps.jpg[edit]

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Incorrect data...[edit]

The current article incorrectly cites the 'Cinderella' Platinum DVD as featuring Helene Stanley's modeling as Aurora. Obviously, the 'Sleeping Beauty' Special Edition DVD is the correct disc title.

Additionally, the article cites production's use of rotoscoping. To the best of my knowledge, 'Sleeping Beauty' did not utilize the rotoscope when creating/animating the characters of this film.

I've actually seen the live-action reference footage on one of the Walt Disney Treasures, and they weren't filming the person and drawing over it, they were just watching her movements and drawing Aurora separately, making it not rotoscoping.--Dmcman (talk) 00:07, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


Regarding what is necessary to wake Aurora from her deep sleep, it's true love's first kiss--not true love's kiss. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.231.240.78 (talk) 07:46, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Audrey Hepburn?[edit]

I've heard from various, not entirely credible sources that while Aurora's motions were based on the same woman who did Cinderella, her appearance is based on Audrey Hepburn. Can anyone tell me if this is true or not? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sailorknightwing (talkcontribs) 03:05, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

The actual Disney site will tell you that her original character models were, and than updated to match the backgrounds of the film. Helene Stanley did Aurora, Cinderella, and Anita from 101 Dalmations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj3hLSP1vFo 74.70.204.125 (talk) 03:07, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it's true. According to the book included in the Collector's Platinum Edition, the concept which became the backbone for Aurora's character design was inspired by Audrey Hepburn. It was created by artist Tom Oreb. See book, pg 89. 86.10.75.40 (talk) 21:00, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Music, people![edit]

Hasn't anyone noticed that "Once Upon a Dream" is based on the Sleeping Beauty's waltz by Tchaikovsky? Why isn't any of that information in this article? --Surten (talk) 01:54, 12 February 2009 (UTC)Surten

Almost the entire music - except the drinking song of king hubert and king stephan - is based on Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet.--Dvd-junkie (talk) 20:57, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

On a different musical note (sorry! couldn't resist): The 1973 Disneyland LP 50 Happy Years of Disney Favorites (STER-3513) has an item labeled as being from this film, yet it is not of Tchaikovsky origin so nearly as I can tell -- credited to Hibler-Sears-Bruns and sung by Mary Costa -- and it does not appear in the soundtrack listing in the article. On the yellow pasted label, it is track 4 and titled "BLUE BIRD - I WONDER from Sleeping Beauty" ... does anyone know whether the song actually appears in the film? I've never seen it. Lawikitejana (talk) 04:00, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

The article incorrectly states (and with very bad syntax) that "Along with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky's music composition was also popular in the film." The soundtrack uses no music by Stravinsky at all. And what does "was also popular in the film" mean?John Schauer (talk) 00:23, 4 June 2017 (UTC)John Schauer

Fantasia Reference?[edit]

Is it just me or does the scene of the demons dancing in Maleficent's palace heavily reference the NIght on Bald Mountain from Fantasia? Given Disney's tendency to occasionally re-use animation cues, I'm wondering if this should be noted somewhere.Hal 10000.0 (talk) 23:56, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

It's not up to us to note it, unless a reliable source has done so first. Powers T 14:15, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

From Death to Broken-Spell[edit]

It kinda looks similar to Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.84.112.215 (talk) 03:17, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Need to Disambigaute Release Date?[edit]

Was the film released January 29, 1959 or January 29, 1958? The first paragraph gives conflicting information.

Queen Leah?[edit]

There are no primary sources anywhere that indicate the Queen in this movie was called Leah. The voice is not even credited. I can actually recall an article in Disney Magazine from about a decade ago that said the studios had no record of who recorded the voice of this character, and they requested that anyone who might know the identity of the voice actress should contact the studio. Even if a production model sheet somewhere named the character as Leah, the obvious omission of this name from the film's dialogue and credits clearly indicates the name is not part of the film. Verna Felton is credited as the voice of "Queen Leah" on several user-created pages like IMDB, but there are no official sources from Disney to support this. I guess there is a character Queen Leila in the film Maleficent (film), but that has no relationship to this movie made decades prior. And while Queen Leah appears on the List of Disney's Sleeping Beauty characters, it is also without any sources. I believe the name and all references to it should be removed from this page unless a primary source can be identified.

Mechoise (talk) 01:23, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

  • EDIT: No one has contested this claim after several months. All unsourced references to the name "Leah" have been removed from the article.

Mechoise (talk) 03:37, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

"Based on" attribute in infobox[edit]

I see you made some changes to the article I have a problem with that theven fairy tale was inspired by both the Brother's Grimm and Charles Perrault Disney just forgot to mention that in the credits not to mention the number of references the movie makespeak to the Grimm Brothers adaptation most obvious one being Aurora's other name Briar Rose — Preceding unsigned comment added by Disney1938 (talkcontribs) 11:24, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@Disney1938: I considered what was in the rest of the article but what Disney states in the credits of the movie is pretty much authoritative. Disney doesn't make mistakes like forgetting things when they put credits in films, that is a pretty serious well considered statement by Disney, their lawyers, and the production team of who they want and need to credit as the basis for the film. Likely Disney considers the Brothers Grimm contribution too minor, basically just the name Briar Rose, to give official notice and Brothers Grimm did themselves use Perrault's work as their basis for their version of the story. § Story Development in the article gives a lot of background and Disney built on Perrault's story inspired by a lot of different sources. I think sticking with the official credits in the infobox is best and use the rest of the article to go into more details about the creation process the best way to handle this. Geraldo Perez (talk) 15:36, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

I copied the above from a discussion on my talk page. Should be here as well as an explanation and further discussion. A recent edit added back the non-credited info so this is the place to discuss the issue. I note going through the edit history that info beyond what is in the film credits was added in August 2012 and before that point reflected only the original title of the original author. Disney in the film credits uses the English version of the original author's French title so using the English title in the infobox reflects how Disney has chosen to credit Perrault. Geraldo Perez (talk) 15:54, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Ballet gets an official music credit for music adapted from. Geraldo Perez (talk) 17:11, 2 April 2017 (UTC)