The Walt Disney studio did not return to the fairy tale genre until 30 years later, with the release of "The Little Mermaid" in 1989. "Sleeping Beauty" was directed by Les Clark, Eric Larson, and Wolfgang Reitherman, under the supervision of Clyde Geronimi. The story was written by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, and Milt Banta. The film's musical score and songs, featuring the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, was under the direction of George Bruns.Arrangements and/or adaptations were derived from numbers from the 1890 "Sleeping Beauty Ballet" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In addition, Igor Stravinsky's music compositions were also adapted into the film.
"Sleeping Beauty" was the first animated film to be photographed in the Super Technirama 70 widescreen process, as well as the second full-length animated feature film to be filmed in anamorphic widescreen; following "Lady and the Tramp" four years earlier. In select first-run engagements, the film was presented in Super Technirama 70 and 6-channel stereophonic sound. Flora, Fauna and Merryweather are Princess Aurora's Fairy Godmothers, who appear at baby Aurora's christening to present their gifts to her, as well as go on to become her guardians. The Fairies were voiced by Verna Felton (Flora), Barbara Jo Allen (Fauna), and Barbara Luddy (Merryweather).Verna Felton also voiced Queen Leah, Aurora's mother; and had prior roles as Dumbo's mother in "Dumbo, " the Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella, " the Queen of Hearts in "Alice in Wonderland, " and Aunt Sarah in Lady in the Tramp. " Barbara Luddy had previously voiced Lady in "Lady and the Tramp. " The principle animator for the Three Fairies was Ollie Johnston and a little known fact is that one of the actresses who was one of the live action models for the Good Fairies was Frances Bavier, the future Aunt Bee on "The Andy Griffith Show. Flora is the tallest and oldest Fairy, dressed in a red gown (although she is obsessed with the color pink), a red hat, and a red cape clipped with a yellow square. She is the strongest-willed leader of the group, and her gift to Aurora is the gift of beauty. She also created for Prince Phillip the powerful Sword of Truth and the invulnerable Shield of Virtue, for his escape and battle with Maleficent. This is a wonderful hand painted and hand inked original production animation cel of the Good Fairy Flora from the full length feature film Walt Disney masterpiece "Sleeping Beauty, " 1959. A great eyes open pose, and she is holding her magic wand complete with sparkling magic effects overlay cel. A fantastic piece that is perfect for any vintage Walt Disney animation art collection! Measurements: Size - Flora: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2", Image 9 3/4 x 7 1/4". Condition: See pictures of the actual cels, which are in excellent overall condition as shown above!
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The item "1959 RARE DISNEY SLEEPING BEAUTY FLORA MAGIC EFFECTS ORIGINAL PRODUCTION CEL" is in sale since Wednesday, September 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.