Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

The Oscar® Collection, Children on Film, Short Film, Animation
Directed by:
Nicky Phelan
Produced by:
Darragh O'Connell, Brown Bag Films


6 mins

This short animated film offers a bedtime story told with a very modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.

Granny O’Grimm begins to tell the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to her sleepy granddaughter but there is a twist. The classic fairytale is told with a 21st century sensibility as Granny reimagines the story and terrifies the child in the process. In her retelling, the Elderly Fairy is not invited to Beauty’s christening because she is  deemed less beautiful than the younger, more glamorous fairies. She exacts her revenge on a society obsessed with youth and beauty in this humorous and thought-provoking cautionary tale.

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty is part of The Oscar® Collection: A Selection of Irish Academy Award® Nominated Short Films. It was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animation Short Film in 2010. To see more from this collection, click here.

This film is also part of Children on Film. To see more from the collection, click here.

IFCO certification: PG