Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

The first title to be released with Hi-Fi Stereo sound after its next re-release on March 7, 1986, the price for Sleeping Beauty was completely lowered to $29.95. Unlike many other Disney films, Sleeping Beauty included its original Buena Vista Film Distribution logo.

After Walt Disney Telecommunications' contract with NCI expired, the film was captioned by The Caption Center at WGBH when released on VHS on October 14, 1986. If you have this print, you'll see what I mean.

Anyways, Sleeping Beauty became the best-selling videocassette of 1986, having sold 1.2 million copies. As of February 28, 1987, it then sold 3 million copies. Sleeping Beauty returned to the Disney Vault in 1988.


Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, a beautiful princess was born ... a princess destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and become Sleeping Beauty. Masterful Disney animation and Tchaikovsky's celebrated musical score enrich the romantic, humorous and suspenseful story of the lovely Princess Aurora, the tree magical fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and the valiant Prince Phillip, who vows to save his beloved princess. Phillips bravery and devotion are challenged when he must confront the overwhelming forces of evil conjured up by the wicked and terrifying Maleficent. Embark on a spectacular adventure of unprecedented scale and excitement in this thrilling, timeless Disney Classic!

VHS Supplements

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In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
United Kingdom December 1986
November 6, 1989
Japan September 15, 1989
Australia September 1988

Television broadcasts

Sleeping Beauty made its cable television premiere on The Disney Channel on October 3rd, 1987, and was followed with several airings into November.




Preceded by
Alice in Wonderland (1986-1999 VHS)
Sleeping Beauty (1986 VHS) Succeeded by
Lady and the Tramp (1987 VHS)