SLEEPING BEAUTY 1959 prod cel MERRYWEATHER & FLORA

Stunning original hand painted production 2 cel setup- Merryweather and Flora 9 x 7 measures 4 1/2 x 8 inches

Some minor paint chipping on the basket

Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and originally released to theatres on January 29 , 1959 , by Buena Vista Distribution . The sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon , it was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale (after his death, the studio returned to the genre with 1989 's The Little Mermaid ). In addition, Sleeping Beauty was the first animated feature to be shot in Super Technirama 70 , one of many large-format widescreen processes. Only one more animated film, The Black Cauldron , was ever shot in Super Technirama 70.

The film was directed by Les Clark , Eric Larson , and Wolfgang Reitherman , under the supervision of Clyde Geronimi . The script was adapted from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault by Erdman Penner, with additional story work by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet , Ted Sears , Ralph Wright, and Milt Banta. The film's musical score and songs, featuring the work of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra , are adapted from the 1890 Sleeping Beauty ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky .

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