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Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty 1954 U

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Lotte Reiniger

"Once upon a time in a beautiful castle lived a king and a queen who were very happy." This fairy story beginning soon tilts to the macabre and grotesque when the castle falls into its 100-year sleep, awaiting the arrival of the young prince. The Grimm brothers' story stirred animator Lotte Reiniger deeply as a child, when she burst into tears at missing a cinema screening of an early version.

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Directed by

Lotte Reiniger


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U Contains no material likely to offend or harm




United Kingdom



Production company

Primrose Productions

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