The Lion King 3D has been a huge success for Disney, making over $80 million during its extended 2 week run. With the demand obviously there for Disney’s classics in 3D the studio has decided Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid will also be getting the 3D treatment.
Here are the release dates listed in the press release:
· Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
· Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
· Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (Monsters University, a prequel to the original film, arrives in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)
· The Little Mermaid – September 13, 2013
While this is a prime example of cashing in, it won’t be a rushed 3D conversion. The 3D Blu-ray for Beauty and the Beast was released today so a 3D version of the movie already exists. The other movies would have had 3D Blu-ray releases also, however the success of The Lion King 3D has prompted Disney to given them limited theatrical runs.
Will you be seeing any of them when they hit?