The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 1959 animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” as the second film in its series “The Last 70mm Film Festival” on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The film will be introduced by animator Andreas Deja (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”) and character designer Mike Giaimo (“FernGully: The Last Rainforest,” “Pocahontas”).
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, “Sleeping Beauty” earned an Academy Award® nomination for Music – Scoring of a Musical Picture (George Bruns). It is the last fairy tale produced by Walt Disney (after his death, the studio did not return to the genre for feature-length films until 1989’s “The Little Mermaid”). It is also the first animated film in the Technirama widescreen process.