Making a documentary on the animation division of Walt Disney Studios is no mean feat, especially when there is a decade there between 1984 – 1994 where the whole thing went to shit. But WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY is a very astute and 1st person perspective on the introduction of Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. It shows how they managed to build it from the ashes of THE BLACK CAULDRON to the heights of THE LION KING and sleights at the internal politics of all things Disney.
This is a real tantalising documentary and it made me want to investigate the machinations further. I find studio process fascinating and this did not disappoint. Guys get on this and check it out!
WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY is available now on DVD and Download.