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'Sleeping Beauty' Diamond Edition {Review} Free Printable Kits and Bonus Clips

The Ultimate Disney Princess Fairytale Classic Returns For A Limited Time!
Released from the Disney Vault Disney's “Sleeping Beauty”

Finally released from the Disney Vault, Disney's ultimate princess fairytale classic “Sleeping Beauty” is available for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.

xperience all of the pageantry and power of this wondrous tale on Blu-ray™, DVD, and for the first time on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. Incredible high definition picture, thrilling, soaring sound, and all-new Diamond Edition special features that make this a must-own for every family’s classic collection!

Disney “Sleeping Beauty” on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Digital HD

About the Movie

Sleeping Beauty tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil witch, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by a “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa (as Sleeping Beauty) and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley (as the evil fairy, Maleficent), the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, John Lounsbery, Frank Thomas and Marc Davis (of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men), and an Academy Award® nominated score adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky.

All-New Magical Bonus Features Includes 3 Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes and more!

Creating the ultimate at-home viewing experience, Disney’s 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) contains digitally restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film, and a variety of magical new bonus features, including “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.

Additional all-new bonus features include never-before-seen deleted scenes “The Fair” (with Deleted Character The Vulture,) “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.” The Blu-ray Superset also includes classic DVD bonus features and more!

Bonus Clips:

Art of Maleficent

Andreas’ Inspiration

Artist in Motion: Britney Lee

My Thoughts

When Disney's Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition arrived it was immediately the topic of discussion at the dinner table that night. As an 'older' Disney Princess I am always ready to talk fairy tales. No surprise there, right? My husband and son who are on the other end of the fairytale fan spectrum showed a keen interest and remembered quite a bit from the original movie. Each one of us hadn't seen in it many many years. Trying to remember scenes was a challenge. The kiss and Maleficent on the bridge stood out. Everyone knew the titles to the songs but only my husband knew the words to each. We were all anxious to experience Sleeping Beauty once again with the digitally restored picture and sound. So, we chose it as our movie for Saturday Night at the Movies. To celebrate I decided to give everyone the royal treatment with a royal feast of roast beast (beef) for dinner, serving drinks in goblets and having movie popcorn in silver bowls.

Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition did not disappoint. Magical memories flooded back as the music started and the credits rolled. Back in 1959 movies showed credits first, something I wish they would bring back. I think it builds excitement as well as showing respect and giving proper credit to the talented artists who created the movie.

Seeing the movie in HD with all the new enhancements was fantastic. The sounds are so clear and crisp and the colors jump out at you. I had forgotten just how magnificent the music was. The song, 'Once Upon a Dream' had me humming along and it stayed with me. I had forgotten how funny and sweet fairies Flora, Fauna and Merriweather were and impact of seeing the terrifying Maleficent was. I even spotted a few Hidden Mickey's I had never seen before that I'll share on Hidden Mickey Monday.

Now for a few fun printables!

Sleeping Beauty Crafts

We have lots more to share about Disney's Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition. Too much for just one post. I will continue with more free printable fun, movie clips and stills coming up in Part II.

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