In 1959, Walt Disney Productions and Buena Vista Distribution released Sleeping Beauty, an animated musical fantasy film created in the United States. It is the sixteenth Disney animated feature film and is based on a fairy tale written by Charles Perrault in 1697.
Directed By: Wolfgang Reitherman, Eric Larson, and Les Clark
Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, and Bill Thompson
Revenue: $51.6 million (United States and Canada)
The film tells the story of Princess Aurora, who was cursed by Maleficent to die after being pricked by a spindle from a spinning wheel. The three good fairies intervened and changed the curse so that Aurora would instead fall into a deep sleep, only to be awoken by the kiss of true love.