A Sweet(hearted) Animated Proposal

I’ll be the first to admit that I love Disney movies – from Pinocchio to Frozen 2, animated and live-action.

Disney movies have themes that everyone can connect with, from adult to child, including:

  • The importance of family
  • The important of finding yourself
  • Doing the right thing
  • The importance of kindness
  • The importance of friendship.

However, there has always been an opposition to Disney’s movies, especially the messages behind them: death of a parent or that women are helpless without a man, and so on.

But the thing is, when watching the movie, you can’t help but fall in love with the story and the animation.

Well, one guy took his love for his girlfriend and her love for Sleeping Beauty and went where no man has gone before.

Lee Loechler, a filmmaker, wanted to propose to his high school sweetheart (insert audible aww here), Sthuthi David, while they were in their hometown over the holidays.

It took six months to help plan, organize, get the animation, and get everything ready for a fake screening of Sleeping Beauty that would end up in a proposal.

He found the animator, Kayla Coombs, via Instagram, after a long, arduous process of finding someone who’d take on the task of recreating the end of Sleeping Beauty with a proposing twist.

Though misdirection, help from Reddit, and planting the seeds from the theater itself, Lee worked the proposal so well that it was Sthuthi who actually invited Lee to the Sleeping Beauty screening herself – having no clue it was all about her.

Every young girl or teenager talks about finding their “Prince Charming”.

Well, Sthuthi found her Prince Charming and Lee found his princess.

And if they get married at either Disneyland or Walt Disney World, wouldn’t that just be Malificent magnificent?

I’ve attached both Instagram and YouTube versions of the proposal, including insane reactions and suspecting eyes. The Instagram video below, which has over 600,000 views and almost 100,000 likes in just under a week and YouTube has over 5 MILLION views!

Guys – we can never outdo Lee, so let’s just stop while we’re behind.

Fun fact: The run time of Sleeping Beauty is only 75 minutes, so they really recreated 10% of the movie.