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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some About Sleeping Beauty

I can't let 2009 draw to a close without posting something about Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. One of my favorites, this beautiful film celebrates its 50th anniversary this year—that is, the year that's just ending. To celebrate, here's a charming article from the inside cover of the Sleeping Beauty and the Prince comic book issued for the original release of the film. The comic-book story itself is a cut-down version of the story run in the Giant Sleeping Beauty comic released earlier in 1959. The story was drawn by Al Hubbard, as was the front cover. The poster-like back cover is often attributed to Al, but I think it was drawn by Paul Murry. The style is definitely not that of Al's sketchy, illustrative comic art (well-matched to Tom Oreb's angular character designs seen in the film) but rather has the rounded, well-defined "cute" look of Paul's art. Look for more about Sleeping Beauty here at tulgey Wood in 2010.

1 comment:

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

The back cover is not by Al Hubbard. You are right about that. (I see that this issue got wrong credits listed in the inducks database.)
But it doesn't look like Murry either.
However, I have no idea who actually drew it.

Found your blog via the Disney History blog. Looking forward to read your previous and upcoming posts! :)