‘Beauty and the Beast’ gets 3-D Makeover
3-D is all the rage and Disney is jumping on the fad with both mouse-sized feet. Yesterday, they announced that their classic Beauty and the Beast will receive the three-dimensional treatment. The existing film will be put through Disney Digital 3-D technology according to Variety and joins a crowded 2010 schedule.
The nine month process will be overseen by the original filmmaking team: producer Don Hahn and co-directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale.
"By going back to the original animation files, which have been carefully archived for 17 years, and using the separate background, effects and character animation elements, we’re able to come up with a fun and unique 3-D experience for existing and new fans of the film," Hahn said.
With Bolt opening up in 3-D this weekend, the future looks packed. In 2009, fans can expect the Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Movie, Pixar’s Up, Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, and Robert Zemeckis’ Disney’s A Christmas Carol. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will be re-released in 3-D as well.
Beauty joins a 2010 schedule that already includes Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Rapunzel, and Step Up 3.