Sleeping Beauty was last released in theaters on September 10, 1995. Then afterwards, it was released on VHS only in countries outside of North America in 1996. In North America, it was released on September 16, 1997, although plans were made for the release since May 1997.


A spectacular achievement in the art of animation, Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty has awakened - the dazzling beauty of this timeless animated masterpiece now fully restored for the first time.  Created in the Disney tradition of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, the unforgettable story is a breathtaking tapestry of charming romance, majestic spectacle and electrifying adventure. Once upon a dream, the lovely Princess Aurora is gifted with grace and beauty - but she provokes the jealousy of the wicked fairy Maleficent. A delightful trio of kindhearted Good fairies do their best to protect their beloved Princess - but even their magic is no match of the terrifying Mistress of All Evil, and Aurora falls into an enchanted slumber.  The heroic Prince Phillip must brave many dangers -- and finally battle a ferocious fire-breathing dragon - if he is to wake Princess Aurora from her eternal sleep!  With a magical Academy Award -- nominated score adapted form the immortal music of Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty has been digitally remastered for this special Limited Edition -- a cherished classic for every Disney video collection and one your family will enjoy again and again.

VHS Supplements

Full Screen

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro February 4, 1997
3 Trailer for The Little Mermaid re-release July 25, 1997
4 Walt Disney Company Coming to Video March 4, 1997
  • Teaser trailer of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Sneak preview of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • July 15, 1997 (Version 1)
  • August 5, 1997 (Version 2)
6 Promo for Old Yeller, Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book September 16, 1997
7 Video preview for George of the Jungle
  • July 15, 1997 (Version 1)
  • September 9, 1997 (Version 2)
8 Something Exciting from Disney Interactive October 29, 1996
9 Promo for Disney's Magic Artist July 15, 1997
10 Promo for The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC (U.S. Release Only) July 15, 1997
11 Stay Tuned After the Feature September 16, 1997
12 Feature Presentation October 29, 1996
13 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
14 THX logo July 15, 1997
15 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
16 Sleeping Beauty (restored version) September 10, 1995
17 Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Sleeping Beauty September 16, 1997

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Theatrical Re-release

  1. Beauty and the Beast (1992 VHS) (October 30, 1992)

1997 VHS

  1. Fun and Fancy Free (1997 VHS) (July 15, 1997)
  2. Jungle 2 Jungle (VHS/DVD) (July 29, 1997)
  3. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (August 5, 1997)
  4. That Darn Cat! (VHS/DVD) (August 5, 1997)
  5. Mary Poppins (1997 VHS) (August 26, 1997)
  6. All 4 Walt Disney Film Classics: The Great American Legends Collection (August 26, 1997)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Italy September 1994
Spain 1995 or 1996
UK January 1996
Japan July 19, 1996
South Korea September 16, 1996

Notice: One month after its North American home video release, this film was also available in Australia in October 1997.

Television broadcasts

Sleeping Beauty aired on the Disney Channel in this format from February 13, 1999 to May 13, 1999.



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