A Refreshed SLEEPING BEAUTY Wakes Up In L.A.

Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty premieres in a new digital version at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in July.
A newly restored digital version of the 1959 Walt Disney classic animated feature Sleeping Beauty will premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Friday, July 18, as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Gold Standard screening series.

Following the film will be a panel discussion featuring a team from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney envisioned Sleeping Beauty as his masterwork, and spent nearly a decade and a then-astronomical sum of $6 million bringing the 17th century fairy tale to the screen as an exquisitely detailed animated fantasy. The enchanting fairy "godmothers" Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the beautiful Princess Aurora, her valiant Prince Phillip, and the evil witch Maleficent were modeled on extensive footage of live actors in order to help realize Walt's conception of the film as a "moving illustration."

This new digital restoration of Sleeping Beauty comes from 4K scans of the camera original successive exposure Technirama negative. The 7.1 audio remix was created from the Disney Studio's 35mm mag elements, including the original 3-track stereo music masters, which were recorded in Berlin in 1958.

Tickets to Sleeping Beauty are $5 for the general public and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
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