DATE August 30 DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg CAST Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Peck, Wayne Knight, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello
FUN FACT When the rights to Michael Crichton's book were up for sale, Warners reportedly proposed making this with Tim Burton directing.
SYNOPSIS C'mon, you all know this. Billionaire (Attenborough) plans to open a theme park full of genetically engineered dinosaurs. Invites a mathematician (Goldblum), palaeobiologist (Dern), palaeontologist (Neill) and two kids (Richards, Mazzello) to visit. Dinosaurs get lose, adventure ensues.
WHAT TO EXPECT Awesomeness, obviously. Will the 3D add anything to what we've already seen? Well, that's not quite clear as yet. From what we've seen it looks like an OK conversion, and we can't believe Spielberg would sign off on a shoddy one, so let's hope that we'll all be chased from the cinema by an all-too-realistic depiction of t rexes bursting off the screen. • Watch the trailer on YouTube
The Little Mermaid 3D
DATE September 13 (US) DIRECTOR Ron Clements, John Musker CAST Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois
FUN FACT The songs here were written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who also wrote Little Shop Of Horrors.
SYNOPSIS Ariel (Benson) is a mermaid who longs to explore the human world, a desire that only increases when she crosses paths with shipwrecked Prince Eric (Barnes). But without legs, she has to go to the sea witch Ursula (Carroll) to get a way to him - and Ursula demands a high price.
WHAT TO EXPECT The film that took Disney Animation out of the '80s doldrums remains a near-perfect fairy tale, but the combination of hand-drawn animation and 3D can be distancing.
Finding Nemo 3D
DATE March 29 DIRECTOR Andrew Stanton CAST Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Geoffrey Rush, Brad Garrett, Stephen Root, Alexander Gould
FUN FACT Sulley has a total of 2,320,413 hairs - now in 3D!
SYNOPSIS A 3D-ified version of Pixar's fishiest film, which sees an anxious clownfish, Marlin (Brooks), begin a trek across the ocean to find his lost son Nemo (Gould) in the company of a fish with a seven second memory, Dory (DeGeneres).
WHAT TO EXPECT Pixar's 3D conversions have been well-nigh flawless to date, so while you might question whether it needs it, it's generally hard to argue with the result. • Watch the trailer below
Monsters Inc 3D
DATE January 18 DIRECTOR Pete Docter CAST John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
FUN FACT This 3D reissue has been advertised with pictures of Mike Wazowski wearing 3D specs, which seems mean - since he only has one eye, he wouldn't be able to see anything in three dimensions.
SYNOPSIS Sulley (Goodman) and Mike (Crystal) are the top scarers at Monsters Inc., harvesting the screams of children that power Monstropolis. But when a child escapes into the city, they have to cover up this dangerous interloper and get her home - only to find something nefarious going on behind the scenes of their company.
WHAT TO EXPECT Pixar's 3D conversions have all been quality affairs and this is no exception. The added depth doesn't change the story, but it does draw attention to the detail of the animation - and apart from anything else it's good to see it back on the big screen. • Watch the trailer on YouTube
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