Friday, March 11, 2016

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is infrequently marked along with the other Disney classics from the period, though I do believe this is unfortunate. The animation for the film is stunning and particularly unique in terms of style. The music is majestic despite not being the typical songs one would expect from a Disney film. The story is servicable of course but stands out through four memorable characters. Those being the fairies, and of course the great villian of Malificient. Now the Princess and Prince are not the most dynamic characters, though really Prince Phillip seems like Hamlet compared to the princes from Snow White and Cinderella. They do serve their purpose to be sure, and are made up for the supporting cast around them. The film may be case of style over substance, but when the style is as good as this that can be enough.

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