Disney/Pixar Unveil 3D Reissue Schedule

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As of today, Disney's reissue of The Lion King in 3D has made north of $80 million.

Not surprisingly, with the film making far more than anyone had anticipated, Disney is ready to give a 3D facelift to two more of their classics, as well as a pair of Pixar films.

Learn which films are being reworked, as well as their scheduled theater release dates, after the jump.

I admittedly don't get the infatuation with 3D, but hey, I'm clearly in the minority here.

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When Disney decided to give The Lion King a 3D update a few years ago, it was a fairly safe bet that it would do alright. They reportedly spent less than $10 million on the conversion, and it was projected to do around $15 million in its first weekend alone.

It ended up pulling in nearly $30 million in its first three days and continued to do strong the following week.

And so begins Disney's mad dash to update and reissue as many of their old successful titles as possible! Earlier today, they announced four titles that are now scheduled to get the 3D overhaul. Two of them are Disney animated classics; the other two are Pixar films that were originally released within the last ten years.

Here's the list and release schedule:

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Beauty and the Beast: January 13, 2012

Finding Nemo: September 14, 2012

Monsters, Inc.: January 18, 2013 (Monsters University, a prequel to the original, will be released in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013.)

The Little Mermaid: September 13, 2013
Personally, I'd rather see these films reissued in their original 2D form. Or, even better, I'd love to see Disney concentrate on creating some new soon-to-be-classic animation rather than relying on their back catalog to make a buck.

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Hopefully they'll take the profits from these films and dump them into new projects. Or they'll just keep rehashing old titles until they force a 3D version of The Aristocats on us.

I thought 3D was on its way out. Sadly, I was wrong.

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Wildcat0728
Wildcat0728

If studios keep doing lousy conversions people will get tired of 3D movies, however, animation fares better being converted than life action. 3D is beautiful and must be done right, greedy studios have to get better at converting or not do it at all. I say convert old movies for blu ray releases and create new 2D/3D movies for the big screen using 3D cameras!! Or else you will be right in your prediction Shady.

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3d tv

3D Movies are the future! We humans see in 3D so its only logical that movies are made in 3D as well to engage us humans more and give us that awesome tv viewing experience that we all seek!!! 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Can we get Song of the South in 3D please?  I think Gustavo would have a field day with that!

Ronnie
Ronnie

Don't bad mouth Abraham DeLacey Giuseppie Casey Thomas O'malley, O'malley the alley cat.

Shady
Shady

Two years from now no one will be watching movies in 3D. Mark my words.

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