Technical wizardry apart, it's the supporting characters that make the difference, in this case the trio of plump guardians Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and iconic villainess Maleficent the wicked fairy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Has poor party etiquette ever been so costly?
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
| Original Score: 5/5
One of the handful of Disney features that can be rightfully called perfect.
| Original Score: 10/10
Has grown better with age.
| Original Score: B+
The animation is -- as with all the early Disney's -- jaw-droppingly good.
taken as a childhood adventure, you can't get much better than this film
A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
| Original Score: 78/100
...a fine family film.
| Original Score: 6/10
Sleeping Beauty has been regarded as a minor classic for too long. This restored edition should reinforce that it's a classic, period.
| Original Score: 8/10
The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
The hero and heroine are sugar sculpture, and the witch looks like a clumsy tracing from a Charles Addams cartoon.
This was the most expensive animated film to date, and every penny was on the screen.
Mary Costa's rich and expressive voice for the title character gives substance and strength to it.
Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.
The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.
Disney's last great fairy tale adaptation for more than thirty years, until Beauty and the Beast
a worthy successor to Snow White and Pinocchio.
| Original Score: A-
| Original Score: A
It may be Disney's purest cinematic fairy tale...
The picture is so misanthropic that its happy ending feels more coma-dream than fairy-tale resolution