Waking Sleeping Beauty (film) Documentary about Disney animation history for a decade beginning in 1984. After the poorly received The Black Cauldron, Roy E. Disney, Peter Schneider, and Jeffrey Katzenberg engineered a renaissance in Disney animation from The Little Mermaid to The Lion King. Directed by Don Hahn. 86 min. Premiered on September 5, 2009, at the Telluride Film Festival, and released in theaters on March 26, 2010. Released on DVD in 2010.