Waking Sleeping Beauty

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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG 86 min - Documentary - 5 September 2009
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By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.

Director:  Don Hahn
Stars:  Don Hahn, Roy Edward Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Peter Schneider, Rob Minkoff, Glen Keane, Ron Clements, John Musker, Mike Gabriel, Roger Allers, David Pruiksma, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Thomas Schumacher, Mark Kimball, Dick Cook, Lisa Keene, Elton John, Lillian Disney, Randy Cartwright, Ron Miller, Ruben Procopio, Tim Burton, Wolfgang Reitherman, Jeanette Thomas, Frank Thomas, Marie E. Johnston, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, Joe Ranft, Les Clark, Ron Hendren, Frank Wells, Don Griffith, John Lasseter, Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, Connie Chung, Diane Sawyer, Ted Berman, Phil Nibbelink, Joe Hale, Ed Gombert, Shirley Temple, Kathleen Gavin, Maureen Donley, Pat Riley, Alex Trebek, Steven Spielberg, Richard Rich, Jane Pauley, Dennis Cosmo Michael, George Scribner, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams, Dean Cundey, Roger Ebert, Richard Purdum, David Friedman, Paula Abdul, Dudley Moore, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Getúlio Vargas, Gary Franklin, Gene Siskel, Karl Malden, Kathleen Turner, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Selick, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Jim Fowler, Joseph the Lion, Pancho the Lion, Brenda Chapman, Ruben A. Aquino, Travis Blaise, Richard Turner, Laurin Sydney, Charles Gibson, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Bob Goen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart, Robert Guillaume, Donna Brown Guillaume, Chris Sanders, James Baxter, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Joe Lanzisero, Darrell Van Citters, Brett Thompson, Leslie Margolin, Mike Cedeno, Paul Nowak, Nancy Beiman, Jerry Rees, Bruce Morris, Elmer Plummer, Brad Bird, Doug Lefler, Harry Sabin, Eddie Fisher, Doris Day, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, Lorna Cook, Heidi Guedel, Linda Miller, Emily Jiuliano, Skip Jones, Vera Pacheco, Dave Spafford, Sally Voorheis, Saul Steinberg, John V. Lindsay, Barry Diller, John Travolta, Lem Davis, Alvy Ray Smith, Danny Troob, Tim Rice, Robin Williams, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Jodi Benson, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Lisa Blair, John Hurt, Grant Bardsley, Pat Fraley, Janet-Laine Green, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Eve Evans, Cree Summer, Judge Reinhold, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Mel Blanc, Cheech Marin, Pat Carroll, Butch Patrick, Fred Gwynne, Wayne Allwine, Susan Egan, Burke Moses, Terrence Mann, Frank Welker, Stubby Kaye

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Storyline

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.


Collections: Don Hahn

Tagline: From 1984 to 1994 a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever.

Genres: Documentary

Details

Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  5 September 2009

Box Office

Revenue:  $80

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures, Red Shoes / Some Shoes, Stone Circle Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 26 min

The Pixar Story

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The Pixar Story (2007)

87 min - Documentary - 28 August 2007
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.

Director:  Leslie Iwerks
Writers:  Leslie Iwerks, Jeff Vincent
Stars:  Stacy Keach, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, John Lasseter, William Reeves, Joe Ranft, George Lucas, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, Peter Schneider, Alexander Schure, Thomas Schumacher, Brad Bird, Roy Edward Disney, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ron Clements, John Musker, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Glen Keane, Don Hahn, Randy Nelson, Thomas Porter, Alvy Ray Smith, Rob Cook, Billy Crystal, Eben Ostby, Loren Carpenter, Dennis Muren, Alan Kay, Deirdre Warin, Michael Eisner, Robert A. Iger, Leonard Maltin, Mike McCaffrey, Nancy Lasseter, Randy Newman, James Ford Murphy, Diane Disney, Joe Grant, Christopher Sawyer, Tom K. Gurney, Doug Sweetland, Joe Lanzisero, Darrell Van Citters, Brett Thompson, Leslie Margolin, Mike Cedeno, Paul Nowak, Nancy Beiman, Jerry Rees, Bruce Morris, Elmer Plummer, Harry Sabin, Doug Lefler, T. Hee, Don Honicky, John Davidson, Randy Cartwright, Ron Miller, John F. Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Eben Ostby, Bonnie Arnold, Ralph Guggenheim, Glenn McQueen, Angus MacLane, Kate Cronin, Rebecca Quick, Walt Disney, Robin Williams, Barry Diller, Marc Davis, Les Clark, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Jewell Mae Risley, Bennett Lasseter, Paul James Lasseter, Joey Lasseter, Sam Lasseter, Alexander Gould, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Albert Brooks, Jennifer Tilly, Craig T. Nelson, Jason Lee, Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Hannah, James MacDonald, Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges, Dan Shor, Craig Chudy, Vince Deadrick Jr., John P. Ryan, Donald Eccles, DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Sárközi Olivér, Sam Neill, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Laurie Metcalf, Lisa Bradley, Kendall Cunningham, Gregory Grudt, Cody Dorkin, Brittany Levenbrown, Scott McAfee, Ryan O'Donohue, Shane Sweet, Anthony Burch, Spencer Aste, R. Lee Ermey, Wallace Shawn, Dave Foley, Hayden Panettiere, Madeline Kahn, Jonathan Harris, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carlos Alazraqui, Kevin Spacey, John Ratzenberger, Bob Peterson, Erica Beck, Jan Rabson, Jess Harnell, Aaron Fors, Geoffrey Rush, Spencer Fox, Robert Benchley, Ward Kimball, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Adam Lamas, Teddy Newton, Rino Romano

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Storyline

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.


Collections: Leslie Iwerks

Tagline: Documentary about the history of Pixar animation

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Hungarian
Release Date:  28 August 2007

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Leslie Iwerks Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 27 min

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 140 min - Adventure, Action, Science Fiction - 17 May 2005
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The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

Director:  George Lucas
Stars:  Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, Christopher Lee, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Silas Carson, Jay Laga'aia, Bruce Spence, Wayne Pygram, Temuera Morrison, David Bowers, Oliver Ford Davies, Ahmed Best, Rohan Nichol, Jeremy Bulloch, Amanda Lucas, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Rebecca Jackson Mendoza, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Jett Lucas, Tux Akindoyeni, Matt Rowan, Kenji Oates, Amy Allen, Bodie Taylor, Graeme Blundell, Trisha Noble, Claudia Karvan, Keira Wingate, Hayley Mooy, Sandi Finlay, Katie Lucas, Genevieve O'Reilly, Warren Owens, Kee Chan, Rena Owen, Christopher Kirby, Matthew Wood, Kristy Wright, Coinneach Alexander, Mousy McCallum, Michael Kingma, Axel Dench, Steven Foy, Julian Khazzouh, James Rowland, David Stiff, Robert Cope, George Lucas, Nick Gillard, Aidan Barton, James Earl Jones, Ben Cooke, David Acord, Paul Bateman, Ross Beadman, Jerome St. John Blake, Robert M. Bouffard, Jill Brooks, Gene Bryant, Josh Canning, Dominique Chionchio, Rob Coleman, Fay David, Caroline de Souza Correa, Eliana Dona, Malcolm Eager, Nina Fallon, Lawrence Foster, Tim Gibbons, Roger Guyett, Chantal Harrison, Philip Harvey, Pablo Hidalgo, Ali Keshavji, Shaun R.L. King, Goran D. Kleut, John Knoll, Gervais Koffi, John M. Levin, Janet Lewin, Bai Ling, Dean Mitchell, Paul James Nicholson, Blake Nickle, Denise Ream, Anthony Reyna, Christopher Rodriguez, Hamish Roxburgh, Mike Savva, Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Lisa Shaunessy, Orli Shoshan, John Sigurdson, Christian Simpson, Paul Spence, Suzie Steen, Richard Stride, Marty Wetherill, Aaliyah Williams, Masa Yamaguchi, Matt Sloan, Paul Davies

Storyline

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.


Tagline: The saga is complete.

Details

Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  17 May 2005

Box Office

Budget:  $113,000,000
Revenue:  $850,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Lucasfilm Ltd., 20th Century Fox

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 20 min