“Sleeping Beauty” is out of the vault and on Diamond Edition Blu-ray! Each Diamond Edition superset includes Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy. This is the first time it is released on Digital HD. What is Digital HD you ask? It is an amazing high definition picture with surround sound that makes the whole movie pop. In other words, the ultimate in technology!
I really love this Disney classic and the brilliant colors and background scenes are one of the best Disney has ever created. I am a little bias since Maleficent is one of my favorite villains. I could watch this movie over and over just for all the wonderful artwork that encompasses it. If you have never seen “Sleeping Beauty” it is a story of a princess who is cursed by an evil fairy, Maleficent. She is then protected by three good fairies and becomes saved by the ultimate true love’s kiss. Sleeping Beauty” is Disney’s sixteenth animated feature was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale.
One of the great features of the Diamond Edition is the variety of bonus features. There are so many! “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, “Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis, and “@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion,” in which Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.
There is also all- new bonus features with three never-before-seen deleted scenes. “The Fair, “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.” For all you movie buffs out there you will like the audio commentary by John Lasseter, Andreas Deja and Leonard Maltin.
I really enjoyed the Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains with creator Marc Davis. He is one of my favorite animators from Disney Studios. I love the old footage of stories of how he created certain characters and all the work that goes into it. Disney history is always the best history.
I am so happy to have this set added to my Disney collection. Blu-ray always has the best levels of interactivity and customization of the films on their format. If you love Disney classic animated films this is a must own for you.