In this animated short, Sleeping Betty is stuck in bed, victim to a strange bout of narcolepsy. The King calls on his subjects to rescue her and they all respond to the call: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an oddly emotional alien, a funky witch and a handsome prince. But will a kiss really be enough to wake the sleeping princess? The film, drawn in ink, is a classic example of the anachronistic and playful world of Claude Cloutier.
Ages 10 to 14
Study Guide - Guide 1
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
History - World History
Upon what popular fairy tale is this film based? Who were some of the famous people invited to wake Betty with a kiss? Did you find this story humorous? Why/why not? Encourage students to attempt creative writing based on different fairy tales. A read-aloud could follow.