Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waking Sleeping Beauty – Movie Review
The art of modern animation is brought to life by a perfect storm of art, business and circumstance.
Waking Sleeping Beauty is a documentary about animation. So, if you like politics, if you love animation, if you love the movies, this is really a fascinating documentary about the egos involved: Roy Disney Jr., Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the animation team at Disney. I thought it was terrific. It goes 86 minutes and you feel that you’ve covered a lot of territory. For me, the most magical part was watching the animation come to life. I was not much of an animation fan until I saw a black and white working copy of The Little Mermaid and I was hooked. This one is really at least four and a half stars, and I’m only giving it four and a half rather five because not everybody loves animation and is crazy about the politics of movies, but this is a really fun documentary.