Waking Sleeping Beauty

Friday, March 26, 2010

Don Hahn and Peter Schneider discuss the years from 1984 to 1994, when a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. “Waking Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Hahn and produced by Schneider and Hahn, tells a story of clashing egos, out-of-control budgets, escalating tensions, and one of the most extraordinary creative periods in animation history. “Waking Sleeping Beauty” opens March 26 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.


Don Hahn and Peter Schneider

Comments [3]

Sally B from Ridgewood

Has Sleeping Beauty fallen back asleep? 2D animation was certainly not revived by The Princess and the Frog. Why on Earth would Disney go and rename Rapunzel "Untangled"?

Once again suits at Disney can't see the forest for the trees. Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland hasn't been hurt at all by having a female protagonist in the title.

Mar. 26 2010 12:16 PM
Betty Anne from UES

I'm glad that Howard Ashman is getting his due. Anyone working in animation or theatre today should know what paragon of storytelling this man was.

Mar. 26 2010 12:12 PM

It's my understanding that this a documentary about the Disney studio, produced and/or distributed by Disney. If this is true, is it really a documentary?

Mar. 26 2010 11:26 AM

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