Sunday, December 05, 2010

Waking Sleeping Beauty!!!

Wow! If you love animation and love great documentaries, "Waking Sleeping Beauty" is for you!  Don Hahn directed this great look back at the Disney studio's during the time when Jeffrey Katzenberg was working there and it's pretty informative on the studio's rise with the Lion King as it's crescendo.  It tells the story in a very honest way and really leans heavily on the greatness of Howard Ashman as well.  He helped them shape so many great songs that are just as incredibly popular today as when they were released!  The bonus features are fun and through out the film you get insights from many great artists including Glen Keane.  I had a great time watching this and I hope all of you go out and get your copy soon.

This one is a must buy!


Mike Pelensky said...

Seconded. Regardless of what you think of the films documented, it makes you truly understand how much Disney's new movement meant to the animators, and want to get up off your arse and do something awesome and important. And yes, Don did a great job making sure -everyone's- story was told in under 90 minutes. Thanks for pluggin' it, Dave!

Anonymous said...

I especially love the 3 Studio Tours Videos. Brilliant documentary with brilliant extras.