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'Sleeping Beauty's' Prince Problem for Animators

Salt Lake Tribune, 21 May 1959, page 26
How to create a gallant Prince Phillip without making him seem a "stuffed shirt" posed a problem for Walt Disney's artists assigned to that romantic animation task in "Sleeping Beauty."

BUT, AS ALL who attend The Salt lake Tribune-Salt Lake Area Kiwanis Club's benefit premiere will see, they succeeded by going forward on the premise that "love is the same in all ages," and modeled the prince as polite, but no fop; gallant, but no rouge and with a sense of humor to match his spirit.

The premiere is set for June 3 at 8:30 p.m. in the Villa Theater, with all proceeds to aid handicapped children - of all types - throughout Utah.

MONEY WILL be used as a scholarship fund, governed by the Salt Lake Exceptional Child Parent-Teacher Assn., for teachers who desire to study to teacher the handicapped.

IT IS IN Technirama-70, which can only be shown in one theater in the Intermountain Region, the Villa Theater.  The color is by Technicolor and the sound is full stereophonic.

Tickets to the benefit premiere of the children's classic story are on sale daily from noon to 5 p.m. at a special box office in the Uptown Theater, 53 S. Main, and in the evenings at the Villa Theater.

IN ADDITION, members of the Salt Lake, Bonneville and Sugar House Kiwanis clubs have tickets available.

All seats to the benefit premiere are reserved and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

The need for specially trained teachers has been stressed by the Handicapped Children Advisory Committee's report to the Utah Legislative Council.

THEIR STUDY showed that only a small percentage of the handicapped children in utah - including the mentally retarded, the above average child in intelligence, the blind, deaf or orthopedically handicapped child - have such trained teachers at their service.