Sleeping Beauty (franchise)

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Sleeping Beauty is a Disney media franchise that began in 1959 with the theatrical release of Sleeping Beauty.

Feature films[edit]

Sleeping Beauty (1959)[edit]

Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault.

Maleficent (2014)[edit]

Maleficent is a live-action remake based in 1959's animated film, focused on the eponymous antagonist.[1]

Maleficent II (2020)[edit]

Maleficent is the sequel of the 2014's film Maleficent, continuing the story of the first film.[2]

Direct-to-video and television films[edit]

Keys to the Kingdom (2007)[edit]

As a segment of Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, "Keys to the Kingdom" focuses on Princess Aurora, who reigns the kingdom in the absence of her parents, and Merryweather gives Aurora her wand in case she needs any assistance and warns her to be very careful with it.

Descendants (2015)[edit]

Descendants is a live-action Disney Channel Original Movie based on the lives of the children of various Disney heroes and villains when they attend the same prep school. The film focused mainly on Mal, daughter of Maleficent, who is the main antagonist of the movie. The film also includes Audrey, Aurora and Phillips daughter, and Queen Leah also makes a minor appearance.

Television series[edit]

Disney's House of Mouse (2001–2003)[edit]

Disney's animated television series Disney's House of Mouse included many Disney animated character cameos such as the Sleeping Beauty characters. Characters from Sleeping Beauty also make minor appearances in the direct-to-video films based in the show, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse and Mickey's House of Villains.

Once Upon a Time (2011–present)[edit]

Fantasy television series Once Upon a Time regularly include live-action interpretations of characters including Maleficent, Aurora, Phillip, King Stefan, and Aurora's mother is mentioned as Briar Rose, the "original" Sleeping Beauty.

Sofia the First (2013)[edit]

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather appears as recurring character in the American animated television series Sofia the First, as the headmistresses of Royal Prep.

Aurora appeared in the 24th episode of the series, "Holiday in Enchancia". The series features characters from the Disney Princess franchise.

Theme park attractions[edit]

Sleeping Beauty Castle[edit]

Sleeping Beauty Castle is a fairy tale castle at the center of Disneyland and formerly at Hong Kong Disneyland. It is based on the late-19th century Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany.

Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant[edit]

Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (English: The Castle of the Sleeping Beauty) is the fairy tale castle at the centre of Disneyland Paris and is a continuation of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Video games[edit]

Kingdom Hearts series (2002–present)[edit]

Maleficent is one of the main antagonists in the Kingdom Hearts video game series, appearing in most videogames. Aurora appears for first time in Kingdom Hearts as one of the Seven Princesses of Heart. Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, as well as Maleficent's raven, appear for the first time in Kingdom Hearts II. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep include a world based on the animation film, Enchanted Dominion, which includes for the first time in the games to Prince Phillip and Maleficent's goons.

Disney Princess: Magical Jewels (2007)[edit]

Aurora appears in Disney Princess: Magical Jewels as a playable character.[3]

Disney Infinity (2014–2016)[edit]

Maleficent's live-action version of the 2014 remake is a playable character in the Disney Infinity video games series.[4] As with the other playable characters in the game, a tie-in figure for Maleficent was also released.

Cast and characters[edit]

Characters Films TV series Video games
Sleeping Beauty
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Sofia the First
Kingdom Hearts
Disney Infinity
Aurora Mary Costa Erin Torpey
Cassidy Ladden (singing voice)
Elle Fanning
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (baby)
Eleanor Worthington Cox (pre-teen)
Janet McTeer (elderly/narrator)
Sarah Bolger Kate Higgins Jennifer Hale
Maleficent Eleanor Audley Angelina Jolie
Isobelle Molloy (child)
Ella Purnell (teenager)
Kristin Chenoweth Lois Nettleton Kristin Bauer van Straten Susanne Blakeslee
Knotgrass in Maleficent
Verna Felton Barbara Dirikson Imelda Staunton Barbara Dirikson
Flittle in Maleficent
Barbara Jo Allen Russi Taylor Lesley Manville Russi Taylor
Thistlewit in Maleficent
Barbara Luddy Tress MacNeille Juno Temple Tress MacNeille
Prince Phillip Bill Shirley Roger Craig Smith Brenton Thwaites Julian Morris Josh Robert Thompson
King Stefan Taylor Holmes Corey Burton Sharlto Copley
Michael Higgins (child)
Jackson Bews (teenager)
Sebastian Roché
Queen Leah
Queen Leila in Maleficent
Verna Felton Barbara Dirikson Hannah New Judith Maxie
King Hubert Bill Thompson Jeff Bennett
Diablo the Raven
Diaval in Maleficent
Dal McKennon Sam Riley


  1. ^ "Maleficent: Press Kit" (PDF). The Walt Disney Studios. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 8, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Burke, Carolyn (January 5, 2018). "Maleficent 2 Sets Spring Filming Start Date". Screen Rant. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Disney Princess: Magical Jewels game manual[permanent dead link],
  4. ^ "Merida and Maleficent Are Coming to Disney Infinity". Disney Blogs.