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Mistress of All Evil – Book Review

Author Serena Valentino has taken the world by storm with her best-selling Disney Villains novels published by Disney Press. Not only do Valentino’s stories give readers the opportunity to explore villains they know and love, readers are also introduced to new characters that operate behind… Read More »Mistress of All Evil – Book Review

A Spring in My Step: My D23 Sleeping Beauty Adventure at Disney Springs

This weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the D23 Magical Screening Series: Sleeping Beauty event at Walt Disney World (WDW), Disney Springs. The event commemorated the 60th Anniversary of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, originally released on January 29, 1959. I booked my ticket… Read More »A Spring in My Step: My D23 Sleeping Beauty Adventure at Disney Springs

The Princess and The Foe: A Classic Disney Princess Purist’s Perspective

With the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet around the corner, the debates arise once more: How does Disney update the princess franchise without distancing fans of the classic animated films? What messages are classic Disney princess films sending? I read this Wall Street Journal… Read More »The Princess and The Foe: A Classic Disney Princess Purist’s Perspective

[Video] Traci Hines is Sleeping Beauty

We’re excited to see a new original song and music video from Disney cosplay artist Traci Hines. Inspired by the animated Disney Classic “Sleeping Beauty,” Hines mixes Aurora and Maleficent to find a deep personal meaning in the legend along with a great pop sensibility.… Read More »[Video] Traci Hines is Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty available for first time on Diamond Edition

sleepingbeautydiamond-dvdcoverRelive the classic story of Princess Aurora and Maleficent when Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” is released on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014.

This version of the fairytale contains digitally restored picture and sound, as well as several very cool bonus features including never-before-seen deleted scenes, a sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream,” and more.

Adapted from the music of Peter Tchaikovsky, “Sleeping Beauty” was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairytale. It features the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent.

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Disney’s Sleeping Beauty available in Diamond Edition for Limited Time

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For some time, Disney has been returning to their core animated classics and remastering them then releasing each with a new set of bonus features. The call them the Diamond Edition set and the newest movie to get a DVD / Blu-Ray release is Sleeping Beauty. Finally releasing from the Disney Vault, Disney’s ultimate princess fairytale classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be available for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014. The good news is it is now available for pre-order from Amazon.

Once Upon A Dream:

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 “Disney Animation: 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!

“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “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, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.

Watch more clips below the jump to be reminded what a wonderful classic this movie really is:

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Maleficent Crosses $700 Million at Box Office

“Maleficent” is rolling in the green. The Angelina Jolie led dark fairy turned good retelling of Sleeping Beauty story has crossed a major threshold at the global box office. The film has now taken in over $700 million internationally. That’s Disney’s second release of 2014… Read More »Maleficent Crosses $700 Million at Box Office

Disney’s Maleficent casts $70M spell over box office

One of Disney’s most iconic villains stared down some serious box office competition and mediocre reviews to emerge victorious at the box office this weekend. Earning an estimated $70 million, “Maleficent” locked last week’s winner “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in the dungeon and buried… Read More »Disney’s Maleficent casts $70M spell over box office