Disney Remakes Lion King, Other Classics In 3D, Exclusively For Blu-Ray 3D

Posted: Jan 3 2011, 10:17am CST | by , in News | Home Entertainment


Disney Remakes Lion King, Other Classics In 3D, Exclusively For Blu-Ray 3D
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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.

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:

- Bolt
- Meet the Robinsons
- G-Force
- 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.

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.

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The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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