Waking Sleeping Beauty Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Summary: Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairytale. It is a story of clashing egos, out of control budgets, escalating tensions... and one of the most extraordinary creative periods in animation history. Director Don Hahn and producer Peter Schneider, key players at Walt Disney Studios Feature Animation department during the mid-1980s, 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 ten 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 heads 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, Waking Sleeping Beauty shines a light on Disney Animation's darkest hours, greatest joys and its improbable renaissance. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Runtime: 86 min
Rating: Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief mild language.
Production: Red Shoes
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Don Hahn Director
Writer Credit
Patrick Pacheco Writer
Principal Cast Credit
John Lasseter Himself
Michael Eisner Himself
Roy Edward Disney Himself
Cast Credit
Christopher Emerson Various
Dick Cook Himself
Don Bluth Himself
Don Hahn Narrator
Gary Trousdale Himself
Glen Keane Himself
Howard Ashman Himself
Jeffrey Katzenberg Himself
John Musker Himself
Kirk Wise Himself
Rob Minkoff Himself
Roger Allers Himself
Ron Clements Himself
Tim Burton Himself
Producer Credit
Connie Nartonis Thompson Associate Producer
Don Hahn Producer
Peter Schneider Producer
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