Trailerama: Waking Sleeping Beauty

Disney likes to release feature-length advertisements about how amazing it is, and anybody interested in animation can’t ignore them. This documentary tells the story of how the studio’s animation division reinvented itself during the mid-’80s, thanks to young bucks like John Lasseter, Don Bluth and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The hagiography will probably get to be a bit much, but footage of Little Mermaid story pitch meetings and a grumpy-looking artist known as Tim Burton exert their own kind of fascination. Directed by Don Hahn, producer of The Lion King. Due to screen at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.


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