Join me in my excitement as Disney releases the classic Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition (2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) with some amazing bonus features. Being taken from the vault and released for the first time as a Disney Diamond Edition, the classic 1959 film has been remastered in beautiful high definition making that with the new bonus features makes this purchase worth the cost.
Sleeping Beauty on DVD and Blu-Ray
- Once Upon a Parade: Join Sarah Hyland from ABC’s Modern Family as she tells the magical tale behind Walt Disney World’s Festival of Fantasy Parade
- The Art of Evil: Generations of Disney Villians: Explore the legacy of the animator who created maleficent and cruella
- @DisneyAnimation: ARTISTS IN MOTION: Explore the creative process with a Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist as she creates a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.
- The Fair: Deleted Scene
- The Curse is Fulfilled: Deleted Scene
- The Arrival of Maleficent: Alternate Scene
- Beauty-Oke “Once Upon a Dream”: Sing along to Aurora’s Signature song
- The Sound Of Beauty: Restoring A Classic: This featurette covers the creation of the 7.1 mix of the score of Sleeping Beauty using the source tapes from the original recording sessions
- “Picture Perfect: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty”: Discover the behind-the-scenes magic that transformed a beloved fairy tale into a cinematic work of art. Legendary animators, actors and film historians reveal the secrets behind Disney’s masterpiece.
- Eyvind Earle: A Man And His Art: Early in his career, renowned American Artist Eyvind Earle worked as a background painter at the Walt Disney Studio. Walt Disney liked his work so much that he entrusted him with the assignment to be the Art Director for Sleeping Beauty. This was the first time that one artist was given the responsibility for the entire look on one of Disney’s animated features. This piece follows Earle’s development as an artist and his years at the Studio.
- Audio Commentary – Commentary by John Lasseter, Andreas Deja and Leonard Maltin
While visiting the Walt Dinsey Estate we screened some of these bonus features with Sarah Hyland. Best known for her role on Modern Family, Sarah chatted with us about her part in the bonus feature filmed at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. “I loved being there for my 22nd birthday. The last time I was there I was about 8.”
She continued to share, “Being part of a classic such as Sleeping Beauty is awesome. Growing up I could relate to every princess, but differently.” A self described Disney geek, Sarah couldn’t have contained her excitement of being part of the bonus feature if she tried.