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Waking Sleeping Beauty

5th September 2009
1h 26m
Don Hahn

Waking Sleeping Beauty is a 2009 Documentary film released on 5th September; Don Hahn directed the film which stars Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tom Hanks.

MetaCritic
70
Rotten Tomatoes
71%
IMDb
7.6

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 12:31pm.

Cast (172)

Elizabeth Taylor's profile Elizabeth Taylor
Age at Filming ≈ 76
Tom Hanks's profile Tom Hanks Allen Bauer (archive footage)
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Tom Selleck's profile Tom Selleck
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Tom Cruise's profile Tom Cruise
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Robin Williams's profile Robin Williams
Age at Filming ≈ 57
John Travolta's profile John Travolta
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Richard Dreyfuss's profile Richard Dreyfuss
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Julie Andrews's profile Julie Andrews
Age at Filming ≈ 73
James Earl Jones's profile James Earl Jones
Age at Filming ≈ 77
John Hurt's profile John Hurt
Age at Filming ≈ 68
Kathleen Turner's profile Kathleen Turner
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Sarah Jessica Parker's profile Sarah Jessica Parker
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Matthew Broderick's profile Matthew Broderick
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Bette Midler's profile Bette Midler
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Bob Hoskins's profile Bob Hoskins
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Ted Danson's profile Ted Danson
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Daryl Hannah's profile Daryl Hannah
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Judge Reinhold's profile Judge Reinhold
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Cheech Marin's profile Cheech Marin
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Jeremy Irons's profile Jeremy Irons
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Steve Guttenberg's profile Steve Guttenberg
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Angela Lansbury's profile Angela Lansbury
Age at Filming ≈ 83
Nathan Lane's profile Nathan Lane
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Charles Fleischer's profile Charles Fleischer
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Karl Malden's profile Karl Malden
Age at Filming ≈ 96
Cree Summer's profile Cree Summer
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Robert Guillaume
Age at Filming ≈ 81
Pat Fraley
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Michael Jackson's profile Michael Jackson
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Jodi Benson's profile Jodi Benson
Age at Filming ≈ 47
George Lucas's profile George Lucas
Age at Filming ≈ 64
Chris Sanders's profile Chris Sanders
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Doris Day's profile Doris Day
Age at Filming ≈ 86
Wayne Allwine's profile Wayne Allwine
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Terrence Mann's profile Terrence Mann
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Elton John's profile Elton John
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Pete Docter
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Ernie Sabella
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Tim Burton's profile Tim Burton
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Alex Trebek's profile Alex Trebek
Age at Filming ≈ 68
John Lasseter's profile John Lasseter
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Brad Bird
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Janet-Laine Green's profile Janet-Laine Green
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Paula Abdul's profile Paula Abdul
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Andrew Stanton's profile Andrew Stanton
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Pat Carroll's profile Pat Carroll
Age at Filming ≈ 81
Butch Patrick's profile Butch Patrick
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Michael Eisner
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Peter Schneider
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Shirley Temple's profile Shirley Temple
Age at Filming ≈ 80
Dean Cundey's profile Dean Cundey
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Susan Egan
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Richard Williams
Age at Filming ≈ 75
Roger Ebert
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Robert Zemeckis's profile Robert Zemeckis
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Brenda Chapman
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Bob Goen
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Eddie Fisher
Age at Filming ≈ 80
Gary Goldman
Age at Filming ≈ 64
Linda Miller
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Sunny Besen Thrasher's profile Sunny Besen Thrasher
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Rob Minkoff
Age at Filming ≈ 46
John Musker
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Gary Trousdale
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Connie Chung
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Pat Riley
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Jane Pauley
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Darrell Van Citters
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Don Hahn
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Roy Edward Disney
Age at Filming ≈ 78
Glen Keane
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Ron Clements
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Mike Gabriel
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Kirk Wise
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Ed Catmull
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Doug Lefler
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Don Bluth
Age at Filming ≈ 71
Tim Rice
Age at Filming ≈ 64
Roger Allers
Age at Filming ≈ 59
David Pruiksma
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Joe Hale
Age at Filming ≈ 83
Ed Gombert
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Henry Selick
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Ralph Eggleston
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Ruben A. Aquino
Age at Filming ≈ 55
James Baxter
Age at Filming ≈ 18
Alan Menken
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Frank Welker's profile Frank Welker
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Steven Spielberg's profile Steven Spielberg
Age at Filming ≈ 62

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Production Companies

Red Shoes / Some Shoes Stone Circle Pictures

Waking Sleeping Beauty Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

1% 13-19
3% 30-39
9% 40-49
20% 50-59
14% 60-69
5% 70-79
7% 80-89
10% 90+
33% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

26% Female
74% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Waking Sleeping Beauty FAQ

When was Waking Sleeping Beauty released?

Waking Sleeping Beauty was released on Saturday September 5th, 2009.

How much money did Waking Sleeping Beauty make?

The worldwide revenue was $80.

Is Waking Sleeping Beauty on Netflix?

No, Waking Sleeping Beauty is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Waking Sleeping Beauty on Amazon Prime?

No, Waking Sleeping Beauty is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Waking Sleeping Beauty on Disney Plus?

Yes, Waking Sleeping Beauty is currently available on Disney+ in the United States