I honestly never had the urge or enough reason to write a movie review before but for this Masterpiece I alomst feel obliged to explain to the few minority critics that in order to appreciate and enjoy the film
you should first have an open minded approch of what the filmmakers had in mind when the movie was made.
This movie to begin with has a very straight forward story, it was, is and wall always be a love story, and as many of you know love is not always verbally expressed, the viewer could only look at the intricate and mindblowingly animated facial expressions in the famed sequence 8 piece and you will know that not very much verbal interaction is
required by aurora to understand how beautifully complex her love to phillip is and vice versa, first of all shes been dreaming of him all her life and he was mesmerized by her voice the moment he heard it, its as if their love is subconscious, ethereal and evident since they set their eyes on each other.
The second and in my opinion the most important way to appreciate and view the film is that to view it as a ballet (the main source of insperation for walt when he made the movie, people will argue that it was a story first then a ballet in my opinion the ballet fleshed out the characters more than the story which was a very short beautiful simple piece)
where the physical interactions and movments of characters come first and then comes the dialouge, many of the characters had a sophisticated gliding animated movment to them, moving in most cases like experienced ballet performers.
I know many people will say your going deeper and analyzing so much for a simple children's film, but no that couldn't be further from the truth if you've watched the making of documentry available on the blu ray, just listen to how much time, effort and passion was poured into its production, many of the animators said that they had the luxury of time and money (the studio was almost going to be bankrupt in making it thats how carried away they were with perfecting every aspect of their carft they even painted backgrounds so detailed and large to fit the new 70mm screens, recorded the music in a state of the art facility in Germany, so no cutting corners here) that was never been available to them since, or any one else for that matter to craft a film 100% by hand inking,drawing, cleanup and everthing. To me atleast it will always be the pinnacle and at the forefront of traditional animation mastery even some of the 90s animated backgrounds and characters look amateur to this piece try comparing a few stills side by side and you'll know what I mean.
It sometimes sadens me that many dont feel, understand or even appreciate as much in this day and age to fully enjoy these beautiful gems of art where there is undeniably ALOT to love appreciate and admire its not perfect but what masterpice is!!
thank you for reading.