Sleeping Beauty [DVD]
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Four Artists Paint One Tree -- Walt Disney Hosts This Special Look At The Techniques Used By Four Of The Artists Who Worked On SLEEPING BEAUTY. At the end is “Grand Canyon” (28:53), a live-action short subject that was shown along with Sleeping Beauty on its initial release.
Sleeping Beauty Ink and Paint Game” is a dull affair that allows players to pick a character from the film, and proceed to color them by choosing the proper hues. Both of the above mentions consist mostly of praise for the movie, unlike the more interesting “Creating the Backgrounds” (1:07), in which Earle talks about his role in the production.
The Design” (3:22) brings back Maltin, along with Eyvind Earle, Ollie Johnstion, and artists who worked on Pocahontas Eric Goldberg and Michael Giaimo. Over 70 more still frames are displayed in a virtual scrapbook: photos of the making of the movie in “Behind-the-Scenes,” posters and ads from the theatrical releases under “Publicity,” books and other things within “Merchandise,” and photos of film-related attractions at Disneyland in Anaheim and Paris in “Theme Parks”.
I laud Disney for the next one: a “Widescreen to Pan-and-Scan Comparison” (3:50) with Andreas Deja explaining the difference between the two, and then an actual comparison using the full “Once Upon A Dream” sequence from the movie. Since the movie gets most of its attention for its visuals, it's no surprise that the commentary focuses mainly on developing and creating these, and provides some very interesting information on the production. The History of the Story” is a text-based feature that allows the viewer to flip through screens that explain the origins and evolutions of the tale.Four Artists Paint One Tree” (16:07), is a clip from the Disneyland TV show, depicting Sleeping Beauty artists Eyvind Earle, Marc Davis, Josh Meador, and Walt Peregoy all drawing a single tree.
Live Action Reference” holds the vignettes “Briar Rose Dance Reference” (0:48), which shows the animators sketching a live dancer, and “Prince Phillip and the Dragon Reference” (1:02) is made up of linked stills of the stand-ins for both characters. com, here to read our interview with Princess Aurora's voice Mary Costa, or read on for a full critique of the out of print 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. Have no fear, there are plenty of meaty extras in the next section that make Sleeping Beauty my favorite DVD to come out since Snow White.Helene Stanley Dance Reference -- Live Action Reference Footage Featuring Helene Stanley Dancing As Princess Aurora While Disney Animators Sketch Her. Therefore, I think it's hard to truly sympathize and relate to the supposed main characters, Aurora and Phillip, who come off a bit like cardboard.