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Movie Review: Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

In the 1970’s and early 80’s, this animation studio was on the brink of crumbling in favor of live action movies, and it took a lot of management shifting and dedicated artists to bring it into what became known as its “renaissance”. In Waking Sleeping Beauty, the trials of this motley group of animators- which at times included Tim Burton and John Lasseter- are explored in detail through interviews with employees and helpful narration from longtime Disney producer Don Hahn. There’s a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage of the animators at work (much of it shot by Lasseter) and rough footage of several classic films.