Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty: Anniversary Edition” Joining the Walt Disney Signature Collection This September!

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Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” (Image: Screengrab)

The Walt Disney Signature Collection is adding Sleeping Beauty come September 24, 2019. The Disney animated classic will be available Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere as well as on Blu-ray. The home release will be accompanied by extra features.

Sleeping Beauty is the 11th title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Aladdin.

The Bonus Features on the Blu-ray and Digital release:

New Bonus

  • In Walt’s Words: ”Sleeping Beauty” – Through archival recordings and imagery, Walt Disney talks about the making of “Sleeping Beauty” and its effect on the studio.
  • Fun Facts Behind “Sleeping Beauty” – Learn some fun facts about the film.

Digital Exclusive

  • Stories From Walt’s Office: Designing the Studio – In this latest episode, we explore the unique Kem Weber designs that are found in everything from the buildings to the furniture.

Classic Bonus

Revisit over 20 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
    • Picture Perfect: The Making of “Sleeping Beauty” – Explore behind-the-scenes magic that transformed a beloved fairy tale into a cinematic work of art.
    • The Art of Evil: Generations of Disney Villains – Disney animator Andreas Deja and Lino Di Salvo explore the qualities that make a Disney villain so memorable.

Take note, the bonus features may vary by retailer

The approximate running time for the animated feature is 75 minutes. It has been rated G in the U.S. and Canada.

The animated classic debuted back in 1959 and ended up being a commercial success for the House of Mouse.

A live-action adaptation titled Maleficent (starring Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie) was released in 2014. A sequel to Maleficent is scheduled to premiere on October 18, 2019. I can’t wait!

Will you be picking up the upcoming home release?

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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