Thursday, March 27, 2008

More on the 2008 Production Mark!

The 2008 Production Mark is the Sleeping Beauty Crown bestowed by the three Good Fairies (Flora, Fauna and Merryweather) upon the Princess Aurora from Walt Disney's masterpiece Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty was originally released to theatres on January 29, 1959 by Buena Vista Distribution. The sixteenth animated feature, was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale (after his death, the studio returned to the genre with 1989's The Little Mermaid). In addition, Sleeping Beauty was the first animated feature to be shot in Super Technirama 70, one of many large-format widescreen processes. Only one more animated film, The Black Cauldron, was ever shot in Super Technirama 70.

Aurora's crown will be incised on sculptures produced in 2008.


Matthew said...

It's nice that the mark is Sleeping Beauty's crown so that it can be placed on the new Sleeping Beauty piece!

I just have this weird thing about pieces that have a production mark on them that relates to the film depicted. :-)

Jason S. said...

Still a bit peeved that "Lady and the Tramp" was skipped over, especially with Newsflash stating that "Sleeping Beauty" was chosen as the next production mark because it is "the next chronological milestone in Disney animation history." You mention that SB was the first animated feature to be shot in Super Technirama 70, but LT was the first to be shot in Cinemascope. LT also features one of the most recognized scenes in all of Disney film animation, the spaghetti scene. If LT wasn't my fave, it might not irritate me as much to see it skipped, but I wasn't the only one logically expecting to see it as the next production mark.

That being said, the crown makes for a nice production mark for SB, and as Matthew said, it'll be nice to have it actually appear on a SB piece.

Duckman said...

Knowing how Lady and the Tramp is a favorite of yours, can imagine your disappointment when it was skipped over. Felt the same thing when Pinocchio was skipped over back in 1999 :)

Haven't heard the reasons (nor questioned) why Lady and the Tramp was skipped over but then I've never been one concerned about production marks, numbering or special markings but can appreciate for those that these type of things do matter.