The Sakila sample database was initially developed by Mike Hillyer, a former member of the MySQL AB documentation team, and is intended to provide a standard schema that can be used for examples in books, tutorials, articles, samples, and so forth. The Sakila sample database also serves to highlight features of MySQL such as Views, Stored Procedures, and Triggers.
Additional information on the Sakila sample database and its usage can be found through the MySQL forums.
The Sakila sample database is the result of support and feedback from the MySQL user community and feedback and user input is always appreciated. Please direct all feedback using the http://www.mysql.com/company/contact/. For bug reports, use MySQL Bugs.