Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault first published in 1697, but perhaps the most famous interpretation is Walt Disney's 1959 animated film, which borrowed from the Tchaikovsky ballet.
- In Episode 4109 of Sesame Street, an energetic dancing Sleeping Beauty appears in a Healthy Storybook Moment, performed by Leslie Carrara
- In a Sesame Street News Flash sketch, Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, and she turns into a Green Anything Muppet frog, who falls for Kermit. Here, she was performed by Jerry Nelson. (EKA: Episode 0713)
- In episode 3777, Bert portrays Prince Charming, who wakes up Sleeping Beauty, but then puts her to sleep again when he starts talking to her about his paper clips. Here, she was performed by Fran Brill.
- In an episode of Sesame Street, Prince Charming looks for Sleeping Beauty, finding her sleeping in barrels near Big Bird's Nest. After blowing her a kiss, she wakes up, annoyed that the prince had found her; She complains about a lack of sleep, due to Prince Charming always finding and kissing her awake.
- In another Sesame Street News Flash sketch, Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, and falls asleep.
- In episode 4143 of Sesame Street, Oscar and Grundgetta read a parody of Sleeping Beauty called "The Tale of Sleeping Grouchy".
- In Sesamstrasse episode 2393, Finchen pretended to be Sleeping Beauty, while the Fariytale prince was gonna find the right way to wake Sleeping Beauty.
- In the Muppet Kids book, Kermit's Cleanup, Kermit and Bean Bunny imagine themselves doing battle against a dragon inspired by Maleficent's final transformation in the Disney animated film adaptation.
- In the closing moments of the third issue of the Muppet Snow White comic book, Miss Piggy (as the Wicked Queen) rides what narrator Rizzo calls the Dragon from Sleeping Beauty as it captures Kermit (as Prince Charming) just moments before he kisses and wakes Spamela Hamderson (as Snow White).
- Carol Kane played the 'Good' Fairy in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "Sleeping Beauty" (1983)
- Bernadette Peters played the Sleeping Beauty/Princess Debbie in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "Sleeping Beauty" (1983)
- Christopher Reeve played the Prince in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "Sleeping Beauty" (1983)