Animation is capable of telling fantastic fictions that no medium can match. But sometimes, the fact behind the fiction is an amazing story in and of itself.
That’s the case with Waking Sleeping Beauty, a new documentary from animator Don Hahn that recounts the revival of animation at Walt Disney Studios in the 1980s and 1990s, using audio interviews and archival footage to tell its tale.
The film ‘ released by Disney ‘ opens Friday in limited release in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago, and should be on the must-see list of every animator and animation fan.
Here’s an exclusive webisode, offering a look at the early days of the Disney revival.
As a bonus for opening weekend, Hahn and producer Peter Schneider will be appearing for post-screening Q&A sessions.
Hahn will appear in Los Angeles-area screenings as follows:
‘ March 26, following the 7:45 p.m. showing at AMC Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067.
‘ March 27, following the 12:10 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. showings at the AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502.
Schneider will appear at the following screenings at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, located at 143 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002:
‘ March 26, following the 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. shows
‘ March 27, following the noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. shows
‘ March 28, following the noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. shows