And that story about Maleficent putting a dreadful curse on baby Aurora? Maleficent insists that as CEO of E.V.I.L. enterprises, she was only trying to offer the little princess an internship at her textile mill. Maleficent knew the little princess wouldn't get by on the gifts of beauty and song. A good work ethic-now, that's priceless! Who's telling the truth? You decide!
The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times, and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess-a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love's first kiss. The two live happily ever after. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the Mistress of All Evil.
Sleeping Beauty (Little Golden Book)
January 14, 2004
Sleeping Beauty (Big Golden Book)
July 22, 2014
When Briar Rose turns 16, she learns that she is actually Princess Aurora--and that an evil fairy cast a spell on her! Children ages 3 to 7 and all Disney Princess fans will love this beautiful hardcover storybook retelling of Disney's beloved classic Sleeping Beauty!
Sleepy Time with Aurora
January 6, 2015
A sturdy bedtime-themed board book starring Disney's Sleeping Beauty! Bedtime is fun time with Sleeping Beauty! Children ages 0 to 3 can hear how Princess Aurora settles down to bed before they close their eyes for the night. This sturdy board book is the perfect size for little hands and Disney Princess fans--and it features beautiful art from Disney's Sleeping Beauty, plus illustrations of young children enjoying their bedtime rituals.
July 29, 2014
Relive the classic animated tale of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty! Follow along as Aurora grows up with the good fairies, meets the prince of her dreams, and overcomes Maleficent's evil curse. Real character voices and lively sound effects add to the magic in this enchanting storybook-and-CD set.
Step Into Reading
July 22, 2014
Aurora from Disney Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beloved Disney princesses of all time. Now children ages 4 to 6 can relive the magic of the film in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Aurora has always enjoyed her simple life. She loves to explore the beautiful woods surrounding her quaint cottage. She even likes living with her bumbling yet well-meaning aunts. But when Aurora discovers a dark secret about her past, her whole world turns upside down.
Will she be able to save herself from an imminent curse?
With its themes of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, and love triumphing over powerful magic, "Sleeping Beauty" remains one of the most beloved of all fairy tales. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 1697. Perrault's vision of the ageless, enchanted princess slumbering in her vine-encrusted tower has fascinated readers and artists for more 300 years three times as long as the heroine slept. This heavily-illustrated book will trace the history of that fascination, which has manifested itself in literature, fine art, poetry, music, and film.
The most celebrated cinematic version of Sleeping Beauty is Walt Disney's, the glorious finale of the animated fairy tales he began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Although Briar Rose/Aurora was the most beautiful and beautifully animated of the Disney princesses, the film was dominated by Maleficent. Perrault's shriveled old fairy was transformed into the epitome of the lovely but terrible sorceress of fantasy literature.
The book will conclude with the development and creation of Maleficent, including interviews with Angelina Jolie, Imelda Staunton, Linda Woolverton, Sean Bailey, Joe Roth, Don Hahn, and director Robert Stromberg (Oscar-winning art director of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland); behind-the-scenes details and photography; costumes, props, and makeup; and plenty of movie magic!
Imagine if one sketchbook had been passed down through the decades from one Disney artist to the next, with each one making a contribution before leaving it in the talented hands of another. That idea was the inspiration for The Art of Disney's Dragons. The drawings contained within this volume represent the entire range of dragon-themed development art from animators, live-action studio artists, and Imagineers. Inside find playful pencil studies of Mushu; color concepts on Figment; bold pencil layouts on Maleficent, and the latest character explorations of Elliott from the new spring/summer 2016 live-action film Pete's Dragon. Tom Bancroft, often recognized in Disney circles as being lead animator on Mushu the dragon in Mulan, writes the book’s introductory essay.
Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty: Storytime Collection
May 21, 2019
Discover the magical world of Disney in this collectible series of timeless tales from the world's most popular animation studio. Having grown up deep in the forest, Aurora doesn't know she is a princess, or that she's been cursed to fall into an eternal sleep on her sixteenth birthday. Will the princess be able to escape the evil Maleficent's curse and find her true love?