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Video Trailer For Waking Sleeping Beauty, Documentary About Disney Animated Films

Movie Preview: Disney Documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty

It's hard to believe there was a time when Disney animation was in a major slump, but it's true. In the years between 1984 and 1994, the studio had picked itself back up after creating mediocre animated films, eventually getting back in the game with classics like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Such is the subject of the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, which shows how a dedicated young group of animators returned the Disney name to its former glory.

Told through interviews from the '80s, the movie looks to be a story of triumph and vintage icons — it's worth watching simply for a glimpse at a young Tim Burton at his desk. As a Disney and Pixar lover, I'm eager to see how one of the most respected studios turned itself around (and how they managed to decline in the first place).

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popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
Maybe 1984 was when they began storyboarding the Little Mermaid, etc? But I agree Anonymous-- Oliver and Company is by far my favorite Disney movie.
sfangel415 sfangel415 7 years
The dates have to be off on this post by a few years. By 1994, Disney had already released The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Beauty and the Beast was even nominated for best picture, and the Lion King grossed more than $700 million.
amofoz amofoz 7 years
Well maybe they weren't mediocre movies per se, but they certainly didn't resonate with the same enthusiasm as Little Mermaid. And the dollars proved it.
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