Get ready to purchase your entire Disney video collection....again
There's a lot of Blu-ray 3D movies on the market now, but it still seems kind of limited because a movie needs to have been made in 3D to be released on it, right? Nope. Not when you're Disney.
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Yeah, Disney made that copy of Lion King you have on VHS totally irrelevant when it released a special edition Laserdisc. And that became irrelevant when Lion King came out on DVD. But everything will become obsolete when it gets released on Blu-ray 3D later this year.
And that's just the beginning. It's the very first business day of 2011 and Disney has already announced 15 new Blu-ray 3D titles that will be coming out this year. Some of them, like Tron: Legacy and Tangled, are to be expected. But others are kind of out of left field.
Here's a glance at some of Disney's legacy films that are being totally remastered in 3D specifically for the Blu-ray 3D format:
- Meet the Robinsons
- Chicken Little
- The Lion King
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
"As our contemporary library of 3D content continues to grow, and the original artists and filmmakers meticulously ‘dimensionalize’ their work for release on the Blu-ray 3D format, we will be offering movie-lovers the most incredible in-home entertainment experience they will ever have," said Disney executive VP Lori MacPherson.
This marks the first time the Blu-ray 3D format has been used for a movie that was not theatrically released in 3D, and provides more hope for the format amidst a lot of confusion in 3D space right now.
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Disney released Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, and Step Up 3D on Blu-ray 3D in time for the holiday season and assumedly sold well enough for the studio to devote a whole bunch of resources to the task of 3D conversion over the next several months.