Waking Sleeping Beauty

March 16, 2010

Have you guys watched The Pixar Story? It’s a documentary film about Pixar from it’s inception to the animation juggernaut it is today. It’s a great documentary, full of insights about their working styles and how close they came to becoming completely dissolved. If you like that film, you will like this upcoming one – Waking Sleeping Beauty

It’s chronicles the turmoils of the Disney from the years 1984 to 1994,

Director Don Hahn (producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and producer Peter Schneider (former chairman of the studio), key players at Walt Disney Studios feature animation department during the mid1980s, offer a behind-the-magic glimpse of the turbulent times the animation studio was going through and the staggering output of hits that followed over the next 10 years. Artists polarized between the hungry young innovators and the old guard who refused to relinquish control, mounting tensions due to a string of box-office flops, and warring studio leadership create the backdrop for this fascinating story told with a unique and candid perspective from those that were there. Through interviews, internal memos, home movies and a cast of characters featuring Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roy Disney, alongside an amazing array of talented artists that includes Steven Spielberg, Richard Williams, John Lasseter and Tim Burton, Waking Sleeping Beauty shines a light on Disney animation’s darkest hours, greatest joys and its improbable renaissance.

Waking Sleeping Beauty is a Stone Circle Pictures/Red Shoes Production.

I’m definitely booking my tickets for this this.

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