In 1955 Walt Disney named the Disneyland castle after a new Princess who wasn’t to bow on the world stage for another two years. He thought it would make for good cross-promotion. Unfortunately, the film didn’t do as well with audiences as the theme park did, but has since become a Disney Classic.
But like every Disney property, it spawned many pieces of merchandise, like this wonderful record book:
These record books allowed young children to read along by themselves. They would know when to turn the pages as a chime would sound at the appropriate time.
Narration, original dialogue, authentic sound effects, musical backgrounds, and songs from the original properties were all features of these record books.
But let’s have a look at some of the artwork inside the Sleeping Beauty record book:
A coloring page was also included in this edition. Fortunately for me, as a collector, no one had actually colored in the characters!
It’s fun to read along with these shortened versions of the classic Disney films! I picked this one up for just $4.00 CAN.
And if you just can’t get enough of Aurora, check out this post entitled Disney Tiny Kingdom – Sleeping Beauty.