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.
The Black Cauldron was the most recent animated film to date when Sleeping Beauty was re-issued in theaters, but unlike Sleeping Beauty, it did not get a VHS in 1986 due to being a box office bomb.
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!
In Other Countries
|Country of origin||Release date|
|United Kingdom||December 1986|
November 6, 1989
|Japan||September 15, 1989|
Sleeping Beauty made its cable television premiere on The Disney Channel on October 3rd, 1987, and was followed with several airings into November.