This past week saw the fiftieth anniversary of Walt Disney Productions' Sleeping Beauty.
Originally released in theatres on January 29th, 1959, this was the last fairy tale based movie the studio animated until returning to the genre with 1989's The Little Mermaid.
Of course everyone knows the story of Princess Aurora, who was "cursed" by Maleficent after not receiving an invitation to the baby's christening and of the challenges that the inevitable arrival of the handsome prince must face to save her.
The original release of the film was in, for that period, state of the art stereo and visual formats, which more recent home entertainment releases have tried to reproduce.
And let's not forget that Aurora has since joined that pantheon of Princesses founded by Snow White, and has since gone on to include Cinderella, Jasmine, Belle, and a plethora of others.
Now, here is our own little "princess", Ms. Waxy Dragon with some jokes.
What was Snow White's reply when finding out her pictures would be late?
"Some day my prints will come."
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful princess happened upon a frog as she sat near the shores of a pond by her castle home.
The frog hopped into the Princess' lap and said: "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome Prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young Prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry..."
"Well," said the single princess, but before she could finish her thought, the frog added: "...and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my Mother, where you can prepare our meals, clean the clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."
The dinner menu at the castle that night began with an appetizer of sauteed frogs legs.
See you next week with more Sunday Funnies.