History YMMV / SleepingBeauty

6th Dec '17 7:05:00 PM straydogsweets
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* WhatAnIdiot: The fairies have brought Aurora back home before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, which would rid her of Maleficent's curse. Naturally with hours to go at the most, they should not let Aurora out of their sight for a moment and keep their guard up until the sun sets and they know she's safe. Instead, they decide to give her some time to cry alone and Maleficent finds her only moments later and the prophecy comes true.
1st Dec '17 9:27:09 AM fearlessnikki
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* HilariousInHindsight: ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' tells the story of an ethereal, animal-loving adolescent who spent a century in suspended animation only to be awakened by the child of a local ruler. [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]]

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''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' tells the story of an ethereal, animal-loving adolescent who spent a century in suspended animation only to be awakened by the child of a local ruler. [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]]
** ''Sleeping Beauty'' is also one of the few fairy tales to have a canonical second part to it - the prince having to fight his ogress of a mother. Yet when Disney were making direct to video sequels to most of their animated films in the 2000s, ''Sleeping Beauty'' was one of the few that didn't get one. Apparently Disney are also so protective of the movie, they refuse to allow a sequel to be made.



* AuthorsSavingThrow: The film addresses an issue in the original fairy tale--- specifically, why, if the final fairy could enchant the princess to be awoken by TrueLovesKiss, she couldn't just go ahead and remove the curse entirely. The Three Good Fairies tell Stefan that they can't revoke gifts from other members of their kind, and there's also the implication that Maleficent is too powerful for them to remove the curse outright. They have to redirect it into an enchanted, almost deathlike sleep.

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The film addresses an issue in the original fairy tale--- specifically, why, if the final fairy could enchant the princess to be awoken by TrueLovesKiss, she couldn't just go ahead and remove the curse entirely. The Three Good Fairies tell Stefan that they can't revoke gifts from other members of their kind, and there's also the implication that Maleficent is too powerful for them to remove the curse outright. They have to redirect it into an enchanted, almost deathlike sleep.sleep.
** The film fixes the inherent FridgeHorror in the entire kingdom sleeping for a hundred years along with the princess. Here they are only asleep for one night - and the 'sleep for a hundred years' is actually the evil plan of Maleficent.



* FairForItsDay: The film has a rather flat love story line between the prince and princess. They just meet in the forest and fall in love in a matter of seconds because they met "once upon a dream". But at the time, the previous two Disney Princesses (Snow White and Cinderella) had even less developed love interests -- they functioned simply to marry the princess and whisk her away to a better life. Aurora meeting her prince and getting to talk to him properly was fairly progressive for Disney at the time. It was also the first time a Disney Prince functioned as an actual character -- Philip (note: the first prince with a name) has to [[EarnYourHappyEnding fight for his happy ending]] instead of just showing up at the end. Also worth noting is that Aurora doesn't just immediately swoon into the guy's arms. She makes arrangements to get to know him properly later -- not in the forest, but in her ''home'' with her 'aunts' present.
** Neither Aurora nor the prince are the main protagonist. That honor goes to the three good fairies who are portrayed as competent women and prove necessary help for the Prince. The antagonist is also female meaning that most of the film is driven by women which is rather feminist for the time.

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The film has a rather flat love story line between the prince and princess. They just meet in the forest and fall in love in a matter of seconds because they met "once upon a dream". But at the time, the previous two Disney Princesses (Snow White and Cinderella) had even less developed love interests -- they functioned simply to marry the princess and whisk her away to a better life. Aurora meeting her prince and getting to talk to him properly was fairly progressive for Disney at the time. It was also the first time a Disney Prince functioned as an actual character -- Philip (note: the first prince with a name) has to [[EarnYourHappyEnding fight for his happy ending]] instead of just showing up at the end. Also worth noting is that Aurora doesn't just immediately swoon into the guy's arms. She makes arrangements to get to know him properly later -- not in the forest, but in her ''home'' with her 'aunts' present.
** Neither Aurora nor the prince are the main protagonist. That honor goes to the three good fairies who are portrayed as competent women and prove necessary help for the Prince. The antagonist is also female meaning that most of the film is driven by women which is rather feminist for the time. What's more is that none of the fairies nor Maleficent act as love interests for anyone or provide {{Fanservice}}. All three of the fairies have distinctive personalities that don't compromise their strength - Fauna being the nice one doesn't stop her from saving the day, Flora liking a pink dress doesn't stop her from being a badass, and Merriweather being a tomboy doesn't make her superior nor inferior to the other two.



* HarsherInHindsight: One of the biggest complaints about Aurora, in spite of being one of the original Disney Princesses, in addition to how [[VanillaProtagonist underwhelming]] her character is, is the disproportionate amount of merchandise/advertising that she receives over some of the other, more popular princesses. Over fifty years after first being introduced, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] came along with all of the charisma and personality that she lacks, to the point that some fans are even calling for the latter to take the former's place in the Disney Princess franchise. Not helping matters is how much both characters look alike (especially as both being blondes.)

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One of the biggest complaints about Aurora, in spite of being one of the original Disney Princesses, in addition to how [[VanillaProtagonist underwhelming]] her character is, is the disproportionate amount of merchandise/advertising that she receives over some of the other, more popular princesses. Over fifty years after first being introduced, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] came along with all of the charisma and personality that she lacks, to the point that some fans are even calling for the latter to take the former's place in the Disney Princess franchise. Not helping matters is how much both characters look alike (especially as both being blondes.)
22nd Nov '17 4:03:02 AM ClintEastwood
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* FairForItsDay: This is the first Disney Princess film where the prince and princess actually got to properly meet and talk first - despite being a very brief scene. Also Philip was the first prince to get any kind of character or development at all.

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* FairForItsDay: This is the first Disney Princess The film where has a rather flat love story line between the prince and princess. They just meet in the forest and fall in love in a matter of seconds because they met "once upon a dream". But at the time, the previous two Disney Princesses (Snow White and Cinderella) had even less developed love interests -- they functioned simply to marry the princess actually got and whisk her away to a better life. Aurora meeting her prince and getting to talk to him properly meet and talk was fairly progressive for Disney at the time. It was also the first - despite being time a very brief scene. Also Disney Prince functioned as an actual character -- Philip was (note: the first prince with a name) has to [[EarnYourHappyEnding fight for his happy ending]] instead of just showing up at the end. Also worth noting is that Aurora doesn't just immediately swoon into the guy's arms. She makes arrangements to get any kind to know him properly later -- not in the forest, but in her ''home'' with her 'aunts' present.
** Neither Aurora nor the prince are the main protagonist. That honor goes to the three good fairies who are portrayed as competent women and prove necessary help for the Prince. The antagonist is also female meaning that most
of character or development at all. the film is driven by women which is rather feminist for the time.
9th Nov '17 1:29:51 AM LB7979
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* CompleteMonster: The Ogress Queen Mother is left to look after her daughter-in-law and grandchildren when her son, the prince, is called away to war. For no apparent reason, she decides to cannibalize them, starting with her four-year-old granddaughter, Dawn, ordering her chief steward to kill and cook her. The Steward hides Dawn away and kills and cooks an animal instead, repeating the process with the three-year-old grandson, Day, and the princess. When the queen realizes the trick, she gathers the princess and her children along with the steward and his wife and servant girl, deciding to drop all six into a vat full of snakes and poisonous toads.
5th Nov '17 12:21:32 AM LB7979
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* CompleteMonster: The Ogress Queen Mother is left to look after her daughter-in-law and grandchildren when her son, the prince, is called away to war. For no apparent reason, she decides to cannibalize them, starting with her four-year-old granddaughter, Dawn, ordering her chief steward to kill and cook her. The Steward hides Dawn away and kills and cooks an animal instead, repeating the process with the three-year-old grandson, Day, and the princess. When the queen realizes the trick, she gathers the princess and her children along with the steward and his wife and servant girl, deciding to drop all six into a vat full of snakes and poisonous toads.
4th Nov '17 2:44:47 PM TheFuzzinator
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** Maleficent does rather a lot of gasping and pressing her hand to her chest. This was based on her voice actress, Eleanor Audley's, gestures and mannerisms while recording her dialogue -- and it makes sense, given she almost turned down the role because she was fighting tuberculosis.
31st Oct '17 5:29:32 AM MrThorfan64
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* CompleteMonster: The Ogress Queen Mother is left to look after her daughter-in-law and grandchildren when her son, the prince, is called away to war. For no apparent reason, she decides to cannibalize them, starting with her four-year-old granddaughter, Dawn, ordering her chief steward to kill and cook her. The Steward hides Dawn away and kills and cooks an animal instead, repeating the process with the three-year-old grandson, Day, and the princess. When the queen realizes the trick, she gathers the princess and her children along with the steward and his wife and servant girl, deciding to drop all six into a vat full of snakes and poisonous toads.
27th Sep '17 7:07:26 PM HeroicRebellion
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*** This was intentionally placed by Disney to differentiate the film from most of his films at the time.
10th Sep '17 4:42:01 PM Pren
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* AwesomeArt: The film's animation style is quite unusual for Disney, with Eyvind Earle drawing on medieval tapestries to create highly detailed backgrounds that lie somewhere between two- and three-dimensional. Even the people who don't care for the film tend to agree it's amazing to look at.
9th Sep '17 6:19:17 PM nombretomado
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** A deleted scene on the Diamond Edition BluRay portrays Aurora as almost a proto-[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]: A princess who spends her life cooped up in a castle, and desires freedom so strongly, she releases her pet bird from its cage, then sneaks to the marketplace disguised as a peasant, whereupon she meets the love of her life.

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** A deleted scene on the Diamond Edition BluRay UsefulNotes/BluRay portrays Aurora as almost a proto-[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]: A princess who spends her life cooped up in a castle, and desires freedom so strongly, she releases her pet bird from its cage, then sneaks to the marketplace disguised as a peasant, whereupon she meets the love of her life.
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