Though it has recently been toppled by Pixar and other computer animated features, during the 1980s and early 1990s Disney animated films were once the height of quality, family film making: Aladdin, The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, the list of award winning films goes on and on. And though this era may have passed, Disney hopes to remind audiences of these classic cartoons by releasing the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty.
As the title implies, this documentary covers the stretch of animated features that reigned supreme during the Reagan/Bush years and revitalized the once proud studio that brought the world Sleeping Beauty. Providing first hand accounts and interviews with former members of the team, Waking Sleeping Beauty will certainly touch the hearts and minds of Generation X-ers who grew up dragging their parents to theaters.
If you actually need a reason to see a documentary on the best films Disney ever produced, head on over to Youtube to see the trailer. If you are like me and already overjoyed to see the Genie back on the big screen, expect Waking Sleeping Beauty to hit theaters on March 26th.