Disney and Pixar Announce Slate of Four New 3-D Re-releases into Movie Theaters

With the success of The Lion King 3D, Disney’s 3-D conversion factory (we kid) will be working overtime to pump out four new conversions for limited theatrical 3D engagements. The following titles from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will be released in 2012 and 2013:

  • Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
  • Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
  • Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (Monsters University, a prequel to the original film, arrives in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)
  • The Little Mermaid – September 13, 2013

We’ve known about Beauty and the Beast, but I believe this is the first I’ve heard about the other three.

“Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we’re fortunate to have a treasure trove of both,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re thrilled to give audiences of all ages the chance to experience these beloved tales in an exciting new way with 3D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen.”

Which of the next for 3-D conversions are you most looking forward to?

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21 Responses to Disney and Pixar Announce Slate of Four New 3-D Re-releases into Movie Theaters

  1. J says:

    Aladdin (January 2014)
    The Incredibles (September 2014)
    Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 (January 2015)
    Sleeping Beauty (September 2015)
    Alice in Wonderland (January 2016)
    Pocahontas (September 2016)
    Mulan (January 2017)
    Treasure Planet (September 2017)

  2. Kevin says:

    All of my friends went to see it because the Lion King is an incredible movie… not because it was in 3D. I think Disney would have seen the exact same success if they had only rereleased it in 2D…

    • Alyssa says:

      Most theatres will show them in both 3D and 2D. At my local theatre they’re showing Lion King both ways. There are just fewer showings of the 2D.

  3. Stephanie says:

    So “Beauty and the Beast” comes to theaters in 3D THREE MONTHS after it us released on Blue-Ray 3D?! That makes no sense whatsoever. It had a premier before “The Lion King” 3D, it should have been in theaters the two weeks before it as well.

  4. Connor says:

    Kevin just stole the words out of my mouth.

    Excited for the movies, not the 3D.

  5. Gwen says:

    Mulan
    Tarzan
    Pocahontas

    …sort of wish they would just release them into theaters without the 3D, it’s a whole different experiance just seeing them on the Big Screen as an adult; but I did enjoy 3D Lion King, it gave a nice HD depth to the picture.

  6. Duy Truong says:

    I just wish that they make the 3D better. Like 5 times better, it would work.
    I demand that Ratatouille should be in 4D! Except for the sewer smells.

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  11. Ali says:

    Yes!!!!!! Best News! Finally a step in the right direction for the Disney Company!

    I agree the 3D is unnecessary but still a different touch… I think Disney keeps trying to create franchises rather than stick to what made them so great. Great stories/animation and great enthusiasm in everything they do. Both seem to have been lost.. Where would Disney be without Pixar and Hannah Montana? Pfftt.. So sad.

    Btw.. I think I might start my own blog :) i love reading this one so much that I got a little inspired.

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  14. Kevin says:

    Does anybody still care for 3D? I thought stereoscopic 3D was as good as dead… I just hope my local Multiplex shows them in 2D as well – they *forced* audiences to see the latest Harry Potter (part 2) in 3D (no 2D shows – of course they try to protect their investment, those 3D-systems did cost a lot of money…), and although that probably happened in more than one town, the 3D version attracted 28% of the total audience (!!!) – I wonder how much lower that figure would be had the 2D version been shown in more and/or larger theaters…

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