Since the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through at Disneyland re-opened, I've been in the mood to watch the film by which the attraction was inspired. I finally watched it, tonight, and I'd like to take this virtual space in the universe to talk about how great and complex the film really is. Please feel free to rant about your favorite moment, character, theme, trivia or whatever. If you don't like the movie or any aspect of it, feel free to point that out as well. I'm sure we can get some great discussions going.
I'll start by talking about the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. After watching the film tonight, I really appreciated how the driving force of the film are three middle-aged ladies. My favorite fairy: Fauna (the green one). I love that she's the repressed one of the bunch! She gives Aurora the gift of song, and I can picture her singing to and along with Briar Rose as she grows up. I bet, when no one is looking, she's belting out songs left and right! Also, I love how her dream of making a birthday cake for Briar Rose finally comes true. "She's always wanted to make one," Flora tells Merryweather. "And now's her last chance."* Fauna's ambition of baking a cake has simmered deep inside of her for sixteen years, and when her time has come she's overcome! "I'm going to make it FIFTEEN LAYERS HIGH! WITH..."*
*I'm pretty sure I'm paraphrasing the dialog.