New Poster for Disney Animation Doc 'Waking Sleeping Beauty'
This could end up being my favorite documentary of the year. SlashFilm has debut the official poster for a documentary called Waking Sleeping Beauty that I saw at the Telluride Film Festival last year (read my review). The doc is about the 10 years in Disney Animation's history between 1984 and 1994 where the studio went from almost shutting down to immense success (with films like Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King) before falling apart again with Michael Eisner's resignation. Disney is releasing it limited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco on March 26th - you won't want to miss it!
Waking Sleeping Beauty is directed by Disney producer Don Hahn and features a behind-the-scenes look at Disney Animation during that 10 year period and what they had to go through to make movies. Beyond that, it has a fascinating look at the power struggle between then-Disney execs Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Eisner and Roy E. Disney (who passed away recently). This is, hands down, a must see documentary for anyone that loves Disney or anyone that wants to see a honest and intimate look at the world of Disney Animation. I'm glad to see that Disney is releasing it in theaters; we'll be supporting it through its release and beyond!