37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Waking Sleeping Beauty

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In 1984, Walt Disney Animation Studios experienced a box office slump. Director Don Hahn offers a behind-the-scenes look at the people and circumstances that revived the art of animated film and revolutionized the face of Disney. Featuring a series of classics including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King, Hahn provides insider access to archival footage and interviews to recount the decade of unparalleled creativity that shaped the infamous Disney work ethic. Exposing the growing power struggle between Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Eisner, and Roy Disney, the documentary highlights the tension and hard-edged leadership that ushered in Disney’s legacy as a producer of world-class animation.¬†Discussion with director Don Hahn, moderated by Randy Stith¬†


Sunday, November 6


1:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Don Hahn

Runtime: 86 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2010

Country: USA

Featuring: Don Hahn, Roy Edward Disney, Michael Eisner, Ron Clements, Rob Minkoff.