Waking Sleeping Beauty

Overview

Walt Disney Pictures has been the leading name in animated filmmaking since the 1930s, but the studio's crown was looking more than a little tarnished in the 1980s after a series of expensive commercial and critical disappointments such as The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, and The Great Mouse Detective. At that time, a handful of Disney executives were questioning the wisdom of continuing to make animated films, as the company was making more money in live-action movies, theme parks, and television. That...
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Overview

Walt Disney Pictures has been the leading name in animated filmmaking since the 1930s, but the studio's crown was looking more than a little tarnished in the 1980s after a series of expensive commercial and critical disappointments such as The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, and The Great Mouse Detective. At that time, a handful of Disney executives were questioning the wisdom of continuing to make animated films, as the company was making more money in live-action movies, theme parks, and television. That changed when Roy Disney -- Walt's nephew and the last figure from the studio's Golden Age management team still on board -- teamed up with newly hired studio executives Michael D. Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg to restore their reputation for both quality and commercial appeal. With the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988, the team sparked a new interest in animation on the big screen, and a string of smash hits that began with The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast launched a new era of both acclaim and box-office success for the company. But those successes didn't come without behind-the-scenes conflict, and Don Hahn, a longtime producer at Disney, offers an inside look at the creative squabbles and battles amongst the management that came during Disney's climb back to the top of Hollywood's mountain in the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. Along with behind-the-scenes footage and rare personal artwork created by the studio's animation staff including some unflattering cartoons of their bosses, the film includes interviews with many key figures of this era in Disney history, and several people who enjoyed greater success after leaving the company, such as Tim Burton and John Lasseter. Waking Sleeping Beauty was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Why wake Sleeping Beauty?; Deleted scenes; The sailor, the mountain climber, the artist and the poet; Studio tours; A reunion; Walt; Audio commentary by director Don Hahn and producer Peter Schneider
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • UPC: 786936806885
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,652

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Allers Participant
Don Bluth Participant
Tim Burton Participant
Ron Clements Participant
Dick Cook Participant
Roy Edward Disney Participant
Michael Eisner Participant
Mike Gabriel Participant
Don Hahn Voice Only
Jeffrey Katzenberg Participant
Glen Keane Participant
Lisa Keene Participant
Rob Minkoff Participant
John Musker Participant
Patrick Pacheco Participant
David Pruiksma Participant
Roger Rose Voice Only
Peter Schneider Participant
Thomas C. Schumacher Participant
George Scribner Participant
Gary Trousdale Participant
Kirk Wise Participant
Pete Anthony Conductor
Technical Credits
Don Hahn Director, Producer
Pete Anthony Musical Direction/Supervision
Chris P. Bacon Score Composer
Jeff Greenberg Casting
Ellen Keneshea Editor
Vartan Nazarian Editor
Patrick Pacheco Screenwriter
John Damien Ryan Editor
Peter Schneider Producer
Connie Nartonis Thompson Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Waking Sleeping Beauty
1. Opening Credits/Filming Begins [:00]
2. Chairman Roy Disney Resigns [:00]
3. Eisner and Katzenberg [:00]
4. Peter Schneider, the Man [:02]
5. One Film a Year [:00]
6. Clements and Musker [:00]
7. Caps [7:30]
8. Menken and Ashman [6:11]
9. Taking Credit [7:27]
10. A Best Picture Nomination [6:43]
11. Frank Wells Memorial [7:47]
12. Thank You Speeches/End Credits [7:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Waking Sleeping Beauty
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Why Wake Sleeping Beauty?
      Deleted Scenes
      The Sailor, the Mountain Climber, the Artist and the Poet
      Studio Tours
      A Reunion
      Walt
      Audio Commentary
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         None
         English For the Hearing Impaired
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
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