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Jurassic Park 3D

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

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

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


Quick Poll   Which of these films are you looking forward to most?

Monsters, Inc. 3D
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Jurassic Park 3D
The Little Mermaid 3D


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