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Finding Nemo And More Get 3D Re-Release
Disney's bringing back the classics

05 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Finding Nemo And More Get 3D Re-Release

Well, that didn’t take long. Hot on the heels of The Lion King’s huge box office success with its 3D re-release, Disney is moving forward with plans to shove more of its big catalogue titles back out on to screens. In the next couple of years, then, expect Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast all to arrive with some 3D re-tooling.

The two Pixar pics are, like the first two Toy Story outings, obviously easier to convert since they already have plenty of 3D data available, what with being produced that way. But Beauty and the Beast also had some 3D elements involved in its creation (it was groundbreaking back in 1991) and will actually be first out of the gate in January 2012. Comic-Con attendees in 2009 already saw a few scenes from that effort.

Next up will be Finding Nemo in September 2012, followed by Monsters, Inc in January 2013 and finally The Little Mermaid in September of the same year. It’s no surprise to see Sulley and Mike returning the same year that their prequel, Monsters University, will also hit our screens (July 19, date fans.)

“Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we’re fortunate to have a treasure trove of both. We’re thrilled to give audiences of all ages the chance to experience these beloved tales in an exciting new way with 3-D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen,” said the Mouse House’s Alan Bergman in a statement.” Presumably without adding, “We’re hoping this will this will give us a fresh chance to swim in cash like Scrooge McDuck.”

One caution for UK readers: those dates are for the US, so we’d expect the movies a month or so later over here.


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Your Comments

blu ray first surely?!
I would be far more excited at the prospect of finding nemo on blu ray. when will we get that? I agree that 3D is absolute bollocks and a waste of our money. More

Posted by hglazier at 22:51 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Eh..........
Beauty And The Beast is already out on BluRay 3d, More

Posted by baloobas at 23:39 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

yay but nae
i love the classic pixar films but hate 3D. but it will be good to see them in the cinema, on the big screen, again i suppose. still think 3D is utter shite, it does nothing for any of these films. cant they just release them for the craic in 2D???? More

Posted by komic book guy at 20:08 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

Hate to say it.
But I am looking forward to Beauty & The Beast coming back. It was the first film I ever saw at the cinema, started a life long love of going to the movies and I'd love to see it on the big screen again. More

Posted by deathbat6661 at 13:20 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

When will the hurting stop
Do we need to see Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc in 3D. I can understand older films getting a new lease of life with it, but CGI movies that are only out a few years we do not need to be taking up valuable cinema space when their are so many new films coming out..... but the big question is do we need 3D. I recently saw Jurassic Park in the cinema, on a 2 week rerelease, and thankfully it wasn't in 3D, and was just as exciting now as when I first saw it back in 1993. This I am happy with, but sl More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 10:52 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

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