Watch: Man Animates Himself And Girlfriend Into Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” For Proposal
Some marriage proposals are simple and sweet, others are elaborate and glamorous. But a Boston based filmmaker has practically shattered the table with what is now dubbed the “Sleeping Beauty Proposal”.
An American filmmaker Lee Loechler ingeniously animated himself and his girlfriend into her favourite film, Walt Disney’s animated “Sleeping Beauty” to help him propose to her.
To pull the grand proposal, Loechler spent six months with an animator and together, the pair re-created the Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” by inserting animated versions of Loechler and his girlfriend Sthuthi David into the classic film.
He went to great lengths to make it seem like a real screening, even making fake movie tickets (so the girlfriend actually unwittingly invited him to her own proposal). He also invited some of their friends and family along with some strangers from Reddit to show up.
During the screening of the film at a local theatre, the reanimated fake ending featured the animated Loechler and his girlfriend in the scene where Prince Phillip awakens Aurora with a kiss on the lips.
His on-screen character then tosses Loechler an engagement ring from inside the screen with which he proceeded to propose to Sthuthi David.
“It’s not every day you get to propose to your high school sweetheart, so I’m gonna take my time,” Loechler says as the animated version of himself urges him to propose.
“I love you with my whole heart, including all of its ventricles, atriums, valves,” Loechler says. “She’s a cardiologist,” he explains to those new to the couple, before asking his girlfriend,
“Will you live happily ever after with me?”
The astonished girlfriend said “Yes” after which the couple sat down to watch their onscreen characters ride off in a carriage with fireworks in the background.
Loechler shared the video on YouTube. At the time of this report, it has garnered over 1.7million views.
“It’s not every day you get to propose to your High School sweetheart. For the past six months, I’ve been working with an illustrator to animate my girlfriend and myself into her favorite movie, Sleeping Beauty. On 12/30/19 I popped the question in a theater filled with our friends and family. ” Loechler captioned the video.
For the curious who might wonder what would have happened in the event that she said no, Lee Loechler treated the theatre to an alternative ending: a montage of Snow White’s dwarfs sobbing.