The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be screening the 1959 Disney classic adaptation of Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 PM at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The screening will be hosted by animation veteran Andreas Deja (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog) and character designer Mike Giaimo (FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Pocahontas).
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Sleeping Beauty is an Academy Award Nominee for Music – Scoring of a Musical Picture (George Bruns). Sleeping Beauty also holds the distinction as being the last fairy tale adaptation produced byDisney founder Walt Disney (the studio stopped producing fairy tale adaptations afterWalt Disney’s death, only returning to the genre with 1989’s The Little Mermaid). It is also the first animated film to use the Technirama widescreen process.
“The Last 70mm Film Festival,” a six-film series, will run every Monday until August 13, 2012. For the latest pre-show details call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.