The documentary "Waking Sleeping Beauty" takes a look at a tumultuous decade in Disney's animation department from 1984 to 1994. It's an occasionally fascinating look at the clash of art and commerce, though the business aspect can be a bit too dry.

The documentary "Waking Sleeping Beauty" takes a look at a tumultuous decade in Disney's animation department from 1984 to 1994. It's an occasionally fascinating look at the clash of art and commerce, though the business aspect can be a bit too dry.

Beginning in the dark days of the once-great studio (anyone remember "The Black Cauldron"?), it spans through a resurgence that ended with a run of modern classics ("The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," etc.)

Directed by Disney producer Don Hahn, "Waking" has the makings of an interesting insider view, but this also leads to an air of self-congratulation for the hurdles the studio overcame.

A mix of some interesting behind-the-scenes footage (including a glimpse of a young - and still glum - Tim Burton) and modern interviews, it's a bit too Hollywood-insider for those who don't have a deep interest in how these things work.