Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
Yet I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem…

Before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she shall prick her finger, on the spindle of a spinning wheel… and die!

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Live action models Helene Stanley and Ed Kemmer during the production of the animated Walt Disney film ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ August 1958. (via)

"Oh dear, what an awkward situation."

"You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me. Me! The mistress of all evil!"

Concept art for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

Favorite Disney villains: Maleficent

"Not in death, but just in sleep, the fateful prophecy you’ll keep. And from this slumber you shall wake, when true love’s kiss, the spell shall break."


The Art of Disney: (1-2) Production Layouts by Tom Codrick (3) Production Cel Set-Up. Sleeping Beauty, 1959.

"Now, father, you’re living in the past. This is the 14th century!"