Fresh off of seeing the amazing success of the recent release of “The Lion King” in 3-D (which grossed around $80 million in just over 2 weeks) Walt Disney Studios has announced today a few more Disney classics which will be released next year in 3-D. To be honest, I initially wasn’t a fan of the 3-D concept, but the combination of enjoying a day with my kids and see a classic Disney Movie which I grew up watching (in 3-D) is extremely hard to beat. Will you be seeing any of these re-releases with your kids next year? I have a feeling “the Little mermaid” will be breaking some box office records for 3-D.
According to Cinema Blend:
Walt Disney Studios has sent out a press release announcing that over the next couple of years they will be releasing Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc. and The Little Mermaid back into theaters with 3D conversions. The films will be staggered, with Beast arriving on January 13, 2012; Nemo coming in on September 14, 2012; Monsters hitting cinemas on January 18, 2013 (the same year as the sequel, Monsters University, will be released); and Mermaid setting sail on September 13, 2013. Said studio president Alan Bergman of the new projects, “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 3D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen.”