Waking Sleeping Beauty

Film/Video

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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Don Hahn, 2009

Wex at Gateway

Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.

Fri, June 25, 2010Thu, July 8, 2010
Repeats every day until Thu Jul 08 2010 .

"This fine film lets you experience the rebirth of Disney as if you were there! This tale of artistic reincarnation is a classic show business story that has a terrific inside Hollywood sensibility plus an unblinking candor."—Los Angeles Times

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate (including a young Tim Burton and John Lasseter) and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and more - over a 10-year period. (86 mins., 35mm)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)