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Running off the success of The Lion King 3D, Disney has gone an announced a re-release schedule for 2012 and 2013. The list includes 3D remakes of four Disney/Pixar films. Some movie patrons argue that 3D re-releases are ruining their childhood memories, others think its a cash grab, then there are the patrons that enjoy 3D re-releases. I personally embrace the idea, not necessarily for the 3D aspect, but having the opportunity to re-see movies I may of not seen on the big screen or find the need to feel all warm and fuzzy inside from nostalgia.

There certainly is a market for these 3D re-releases as The Lion King 3D brought in just over $167 million for Disney during its theatrical run. So with this success, Disney has announced during a press release that they will be bringing four more classics from Disney and Pixar to theatres over the next two years. Read the press release below.

Press Release:

‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ Will Make 3D Theatrical Debut in 2012 and 2013

BURBANK, Calif. – October 4, 2011 – On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D – which will cross the $80 million mark at the domestic box office today – The Walt Disney Studios has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D. The following titles from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will be released in 2012 and 2013:

  • 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

Extra Info: 3D Re-Release Schedule

1) Beauty and Beast was released in 3D on January 13th

Beauty and the Beast 3D was released on home media as apart of the Diamond Edition series on October 5, 2011. To me this theatrical re-release is a strange move by Disney as this 3D film is currently already available on 3D Blu-ray. The possibility of movie patrons giving the big screen release a miss due to high 3D ticket prices and the choice of just go down to their local electronics store and purchase a copy to keep could possibly affect sales. With just two days into release we will wait for the weekend results to see whether this will affect the release. With a $10 million dollar 3D-conversion fee at stake, Disney will hope to take in $15 million this weekend, and if they don’t this could possibly affect future 3D releases planned. You can check out the trailer for Beauty and the Beast 3D here.

2) Finding Nemo will be released in 3D on September 14, 2012

The second planned release will be a Disney/Pixar re-release in the form of Pixar’s second highest grossing film, Finding Nemo. This re-release is very logical, currently there is no high definition release of this film on home media and movie goers may not of picked up a copy of this film yet in anticipation for the Blu-ray release. If Disney plans the release of the Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray of this release to a few months after the theatrical run they could possibly have themselves another winner. You can check out the trailer for the Finding Nemo 3D re-release here.

3) Monster’s, Inc. will be released in 3D on January 18, 2013

The second Disney/Pixar re-release to me is the smartest move by the mouse house. Monster’s University, the prequel to Monster’s Inc is scheduled to be released in June 2013, with a release of January 18 2013 for Monster’s Inc 3D, this will certainly drive sales as patrons will want to play catch up before seeing the new release.

4) The Little Mermaid will be released in 3D on September 13, 2013

The final scheduled re-release for 2013 is the 1989 classic animation The Little Mermaid. Personally this is one of my favorite Disney films and will take a spot in my top 5 Disney Animated films list. The end of next year is a long time to wait and I am assuming Disney will tie the re-release on home media for around this time. Having not seen this film in well over a decade I guarantee you I will be re watching this classic on the big screen, then snapping up the Blu-ray release and hopefully the sequel and prequel at the same time.

So the question is, which re-release will you be going to see?

[Via Slashfilm]

7 thoughts on “Disney/Pixar 3D Re-Release Schedule 2012/2013

  1. imran123 says:

    I just bought Beauty and the beast 3D dvd and loved every min of it…Can somebody tell me if Disney/Pixar are re-releasing original animated Cinderella in 3D as well?

  2. AllthingsDISNEYjh87 says:

    Every Disney movie that comes out in 3D my best friend and I will be seeing it! Wouldn’t miss it! Please release more! My Disney dvd collection isn’t complete!!!! Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Robin Hood, 101 Dalmatians, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and many many more! I need the all!!!!!

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