“"Sleeping Beauty Possesses Two Adjectives That Are Rarely Seen In The Same Film These Days: Short And Entertaining."”
“Maleficent Is Still One Of The Greatest And More Terrifying Screen Villains Of All Time.”
The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.
Bosley Crowther - New York Times
The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
Mary Costa's rich and expressive voice for the title character gives substance and strength to it.
Variety Staff - Variety
The hero and heroine are sugar sculpture, and the witch looks like a clumsy tracing from a Charles Addams cartoon.
- TIME Magazine
Has poor party etiquette ever been so costly?
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
Carrie R. Wheadon - Common Sense Media
One of the handful of Disney features that can be rightfully called perfect.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Has grown better with age.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The animation is -- as with all the early Disney's -- jaw-droppingly good.
Amber Wilkinson - Eye for Film
taken as a childhood adventure, you can't get much better than this film
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
...a fine family film.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Sleeping Beauty has been regarded as a minor classic for too long. This restored edition should reinforce that it's a classic, period.
James Plath - DVDTown.com
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
This was the most expensive animated film to date, and every penny was on the screen.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.
Derek Adams - Time Out
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Disney's last great fairy tale adaptation for more than thirty years, until Beauty and the Beast
a worthy successor to Snow White and Pinocchio.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
It may be Disney's purest cinematic fairy tale...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The picture is so misanthropic that its happy ending feels more coma-dream than fairy-tale resolution
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
not exactly the type of movie you sing along to
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Suffused with celestial metaphors and flights of visual fancy informed by pre-Renaissance art, the economical story is played for cosmic pathos and staged as pagan ritual.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Is this the point when Disney animation lost its charm?
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Very VERY 1950s, both in outlook and execution, but still brimming with wit and powerfully moving at times.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Maleficent is one of the crowning achievements of the Disney Villain Factory.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Despite being understandably technologically eclipsed... Sleeping Beauty still possesses an ageless Technirama charm and joie de vivre that's hard to find in many modern children's films.
Brent Simon - Entertainment Today
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Viewing it again for the first time in five years is like being reunited with an old friend.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org