Sleeping Beauty

Official Release Date: January 29, 1959
Copyright: Walt Disney Productions © 1958
Distributed by: Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
MPAA Rating: G (General Audiences ~ All Ages Admitted) [retroactive in 1970]
Length: 75 Minutes

Cast and Characters
  Cast Character/Performance Notes
Barbara Jo Allen Fauna
Bill Amsbery Maleficent’s Goon
Eleanor Audley Maleficent
Candy Candido Maleficent’s Goon
Pinto Colvig Maleficent’s Goon
Mary Costa Princess Aurora
Verna Felton Flora
Taylor Holmes King Stefan
Barbara Luddy Merryweather
Dal McKennon Owl
Marvin Miller narrator
Bill Shirley Prince Phillip
Bill Thompson King Hubert

Music Adaptation by George Bruns
Adapted from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sleeping Beauty Ballet’
Songs by George Bruns, Tom Adair, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Sammy Fain, Jack Lawrence

 Song Composer/Lyricist Performers Notes
The Gifts Of Beauty And Song
Hail To The Princess Aurora
I Wonder Mary Costa as Princess Aurora/Briar Rose
Once Upon A Dream Mary Costa as Princess Aurora/Briar Rose & Bill Shirley as Prince Phillip
Once Upon A Dream (Finale)
Once Upon A Dream (Main Title)
Skumps (The Drinking Song) Taylor Holmes as King Stefan & Bill Thompson as King Hubert
Sleeping Beauty

Award Year Winner/Nominee Category Recipient Notes
Academy Awards 1959 (32nd) Nominee Music (Scoring Of A Musical Picture) George Bruns
Grammy Awards 1959 (2nd) Nominee Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast – Motion Picture or Television


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