Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 animated adaptation of the classic fairy tale.
- Mary Costa - Princess Aurora/Briar Rose
- Bill Shirley - Prince Phillip
- Taylor Holmes - King Stefan
- Bill Thompson - King Hubert
- Eleanor Audley - Maleficent
- Verna Felton - Flora/Queen Leah
- Barbara Jo Allen - Fauna
- Barbara Luddy - Merryweather
- Candy Candido - Goon
After many childless years, King Stefan and Queen Leah, his lovely and beautiful wife, happily welcome the birth of their daughter, the Princess Aurora. They proclaim a holiday for their subjects to pay homage to the princess and celebrate her birth. At the gathering for her christening she is betrothed to Prince Phillip, the young son of Stefan's friend King Hubert, so that their kingdoms will always be united.
Among the guests are three good fairies called Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, who have come to bless the child with gifts, beauty and song.Merryweather is able to give her blessing, but the evil witch Maleficent appears, only to be told she was uninvited and unwanted. Maleficent turns to leave, but when the Queen Leah asks if she is offended, the sorceress curses the princess, proclaiming that Aurora will grow in grace and beauty, but before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. After the witch leaves, Merryweather uses her blessing to alter the curse so that instead of dying, Aurora will fall into a deathlike sleep from which she can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. King Stefan, still fearful for his daughter's life, orders all spinning wheels in the kingdom to be burned. The fairies don't believe that will be enough to keep Aurora safe, and so they spirit baby Aurora away to a woodcutter's cottage in the forest until the day of her sixteenth birthday.
Years later, Aurora, renamed Briar Rose, has grown up into a beautiful teenage girl. On the day of her sixteenth birthday, the three fairies ask Rose to gather berries in the forest so they can prepare a surprise party for her. While singing in the forest, Rose attracts the attention of Prince Phillip, now a handsome young man. They instantly fall in love, unaware of being betrothed years ago. Rose asks Phillip to come to her cottage that evening.
While she is out, Flora and Merryweather argue about the color of Aurora's ball gown. They fight, changing the color of the gown with their wands, which inadvertently attracts the attention of Maleficent's raven and reveal the location of Aurora. When Aurora arrives, the fairies tell her the truth about her heritage, and she can't meet him again. Heartbroken, she leaves the room. Meanwhile, Phillip tells his father of a peasant girl he met and wishes to marry in spite of his prearranged marriage to Princess Aurora. King Hubert fails to convince him otherwise, leaving Hubert in equal disappointment.
The fairies take Aurora back to the castle. Maleficent then appears and magically lures Aurora away from the fairies and tricks the princess into touching an enchanted spinning wheel. Aurora pricks her finger, completing the curse. The good fairies place Aurora on a bed in the highest tower and place a powerful spell on all the people in the kingdom, causing them to fall in a deep sleep until the spell on their princess is broken. From King Hubert's conversation with King Stefan, the fairies realize that Prince Phillip is the man with whom Aurora has fallen in love. However, he is ambushed and kidnapped by Maleficent and her minions at the cottage. She shows Phillip the peasant girl he fell in love with is the now-sleeping princess. She tells him she plans to keep him locked away until he's an old man on the verge of death, then release him to meet his love, who won't have aged a single day.
The fairies arrive at Maleficent's castle, where they avoid being spotted by Maleficent's guards. Luckily, they find and release the prince, arming him with the magical Sword of Truth and the magical Shield of Virtue. After Phillip and the fairies escape the castle, Maleficent tries to stop him with a forest of thorns, but fails as the prince cuts his way through. She then transforms into a gigantic dragon to battle the prince herself. The battle continues on a cliff, where Phillip loses his shield. Ultimately, Phillip throws the sword, blessed by the fairies's magic, directly into Maleficent's heart, causing her to fall to her death.
Phillip awakens Aurora with a kiss, breaking the spell and wakes everyone up in the palace. The royal couple descends to the ballroom, where Aurora is happily reunited with King Stefan and Queen Leah, her parents. Flora and Merryweather resume their argument over the color of Aurora's Dress, even changing its color as Aurora wears it while dancing with Phillip. Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip live happily ever after.
- "Hail to the Princess Aurora" - Chorus
- "One Gift" - Chorus
- "I Wonder" - Aurora
- "Once Upon a Dream" - Phillip and Aurora
- "Skumps" - Hubert and Stefan
- "Sleeping Beauty" - Chorus