The door has been dusted, the key has been polished and the lock has been oiled, it’s time for the famous Disney vault to open once again and release another true Disney classic:
Awoken by the recent theatrical release of Disney’s Maleficent this time the spotlight will be on Sleeping Beauty, back where it all started. The world first met this lovely Disney princess in 1959 and now 55 years later the beautiful Aurora is back for a reprise. This complete digital restoration and crystal clear high definition is sure to capture the hearts of young girls and reignite the flame within their mothers, after all, who wouldn’t fall in love with a princess this sweet?
At first it looks like everyone at the castle is busy celebrating the birth of little princess Aurora but it appears not everyone is excited about the new arrival. Just as the third and last of her fairy godmothers is about to give her blessing the evil Maleficent, angry for not being invited to the party, shows up and takes revenge by casting a spell on the innocent baby. Aurora is destined to die on her 16th birthday by pricking her finger on a spinning wheel.
Luckily there is one blessing left and the lovely fairies decide to use it to weaken the spell so that Aurora can be aroused from her sleep by a true loves kiss. To keep Aurora safe from Maleficent the three god fairies take her away and hide her in a small cottage in the woods until her 16th birthday when she is finally allowed to return to the castle. Sadly the powers of evil are too strong and Aurora is drawn to the cursed spinning wheel in the castle tower, sending her and everyone else in the castle into a deep, deep sleep…
Of course there is a prince, there always is, this time his name is prince Phillip and he is on a mission to find the girl of his dreams. Will he manage to fight the evil Maleficent and make his way to the castle to kiss his Sleeping Beauty back to life?
Sleeping Beauty will be available on DVD ($39.95) and Blu-ray ($49.95) at major retailers across Australia from August 13, 2014.