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Sleeping Princess is a 1958 animated feature produced by Michael Shires Pictures and Pentagon Distribution and originally released to theaters on September 25, 1958.

Plot

Storyteller Sara (Andrina Casselotti) tells the story of a young bat named Lollipop (Daws Butler) helping three hummingbirds and a prince wake up a princess.

Voice Cast:

  • Andrina Casselotti as Storyteller Sara
  • Daws Butler as Lollipop, a bat who wants to fight a dragon.
  • Doris Day as Princess Akita, a princess who falls asleep.
  • Jean Vander Pyl as Klora, a yellow hummingbird and the leader of the Good Hummingbirds.
  • Donna Reed as Kauna, a blue hummingbird.
  • Lisa Davis as Sunnyweather, a pink hummingbird.
  • Kathleen Harrison (uncredited) as Madame Laverne, the main antagonist.
  • Mel Blanc as Lullo the Dragon, the second antagonist who has magical breathing.
  • David Tomlinson (uncredited) as King Walton, Akita’s father.
  • Sid Raymond as King Hibbert
  • Tony Randall as Prince Pillo, a prince who Lollipop is trying to get to kiss to wake Akita.
  • Dallas McKennon as Somson, Prince Pillo’s horse.
  • Don Messick as Lollipop’s Dad
  • Janet Waldo as Lollipop’s Mom
  • Sterling Holloway as Samuel
  • Bill Thompson as Eddie
  • Ilene Woods as Ariana
  • Mary Costa as Flora
  • Kathryn Beaumont as Maria
  • Junius Matthews as Archie

Songs

  1. I Remember You - Princess Akita
  2. Hummingbird Lullaby - The Good Hummingbirds
  3. Walking On Air - Chorus
  4. Sleeping Princess - Chorus

Credits

  • Story Adaptation: Ernest Peters
  • Animation: Volus Jones, Carlo Vinci, Dick Lundy, Cliff Reeves, Marvin Woodward, Bernard Germanetti, Cliff Nordberg, John Kennedy, George Nelson, Bill Charles, Bob Johnson, J.W. Williams, James Stevens, Henry Thomas, Don Towsley, Don Lusk, Roger Meyers, Harold Anderson, Harold King, Ralph Pearson, Margaret Roberts
  • Additional Story: Bill Phillips, Ray Cartwright, Ken Armstrong, Virgil Geopper, Mike Beck, Bob Beck, Tom Oreb, Tom Oliver, Walt Hulett
  • Layout: Art Bartsch, Al Williamson, Willard Michaelson, Steven Rogers, Ken Anderson, McLeonard Stewart, Ernest Nelson, Tom Claster, A. Kendall O'Connor, Clark Waston, Geoffrey Martin, Henry Hennesy, Thomas Patterson
  • Directing Animators: Mike Klein, Fred Thompson, Oliver Jones, Mike Davies, Walt Kennedy, Norman Freeman, Eric Dodgers, James Lasseter
  • Effects Animators: James Benedict, Don McManus, John Brown, James Michaels
  • Backgrounds: Clarence Perkins, Jim Thornton, Al Boggs, Anderson Craig, Bill Hilliker, Yoram Garling, Philippe Alessandri, Paul Julian, Richard H. Thomas, Philip DeGuard, Irv Wyner, Tom O'Loughlin, Dick Anderson
  • Camera: Walter Gleason, Joseph Rasinski, Ted Moskowitz, Lester Schudde‎, George Epperson (all uncredited)
  • Film Editors: Jim Faris, Fred McAlpin
  • Special Process: Bert Gilbert
  • Sound Directors: Robert Crissman, C.O. Stevens
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Warren Johnson (uncredited)
  • Ink and Paint: Vera McKinney (uncredited), Jeanne Thorpe (uncredited), Laura Charles (uncredited)
  • Sound Effects: Jack King (uncredited), Dale Pickett (uncredited)
  • Sound Recording: Harry Thomas (uncredited), Harold J. Scott (uncredited)
  • Production Supervisor: Ken Phillipson
  • Music Editor: Emery Kennetson
  • Music by George Rogers
  • Orchestrations: Michael Young
  • Songs by Sammy Fain, Bob Hillard, Al Hoffmann, Mack David, Jerry Livingston
  • Color and Styling: Ernest Earl, John Hathcock, Doug DeGuard, Al Davidovich, Mary Spargo, Clarence Chase
  • Layout Supervisor: Ron Graham
  • Production Design: Doug DeGuard, Ken Armstrong
  • Directed by Waltham Richardson
  • Sequence Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Robert Stevens, James Anderson, James Kenny, Charles Nelson, James Howard
  • Assistant Animators: Aldo Boomer (uncredited), Walt Mousey (uncredited), Harold Walker (uncredited), John Bisney (uncredited)
  • Assistant Directors: Emily Shires (uncredited), John Stevens (uncredited)

Production

  • The film spent nearly the entire decade of the 1950s in production: the story work began in 1950, voices were recorded in 1951, animation production took from 1952 until 1957, and the stereophonic musical score was recorded in 1956.
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