Waking Sleeping Beauty Reviews

November 24, 2011
October 1, 2010
More Belle, more Ariel, more Simba -- and less of Eisner and Co. -- would have made a more interesting movie.
August 6, 2010
It's a not-so-great movie about some great movies.
April 6, 2010
A few too many industry asides, but filled with behind-the-scenes moments.
March 26, 2010
Sly retrospective exercise in corporate self-congratulation masquerading as an insider's tell-all.
March 26, 2010
Even in its sanitized state, this movie about the generational revolt that reinvigorated Disney's animation department in the 1980s and '90s is fascinating
March 26, 2010
Waking Sleeping Beauty doesn't have as much behind-the-scenes juice as you'd hope.
March 26, 2010
March 25, 2010
Waking Sleeping Beauty covers a dream era in the history of animation, but it could have delved a little deeper to keep us wide-eyed and engaged.
March 25, 2010
It's got a terrific inside Hollywood sensibility plus an unblinking candor that lets the chips fall where they should. Which, given who made it, is something of a pleasant surprise.
March 25, 2010
The movie turns from good to great as the layers are peeled away and director Hahn provides an insider's look at the creative epicenter of the studio.
March 25, 2010
It could have been comfortably twice as long. But what's there is an unusual peek inside the Mouse House, one delivered by a director who seems to love the studio without letting that cloud his judgement.
March 25, 2010
Whatever happened, happened. The fact remains that those years were revolutionary, and if not for them, it's a good question whether Pixar, DreamWorks and the other animation production sources -- and Disney Animation itself -- would still exist.
March 24, 2010
The joy of cartoons meets the agony of office politics in this fascinating, inside- Hollywood-baseball documentary about how Disney, against all odds, revived the art of feature-length drawn animation.
March 24, 2010
A documentary about the lucrative rebirth of Disney's animation arm between the years 1984 and 1994, it's a warts-and-all tale of clashing egos and the eternal war between art and commerce.
March 24, 2010
The film's tendency to wax sentimental occasionally undermines its authority, but you won't find better behind-the-scenes looks at the era's mouse-eared power struggles or at the making of modern Disney classics.