Posted Tue May 13, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The 10th film in Disney's prestigious Diamond Collection is bound for Blu-ray this October.
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney is set to release 'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' on Blu-ray on October 7.
'Sleeping Beauty' tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent, the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award®-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.
The Combo Pack will include 1080p video, a lossless 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, “Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis, and “@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion,” in which Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.
New features include: Never-before-seen deleted scenes “The Fair” (with Deleted Character The Vulture,) “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.”
The Blu-ray Superset also includes classic DVD bonus features and more!
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $36.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 7.
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