“A Tale As Old As Time” to go 3D

James MacLean and James MacLean

To most teens and adults, some of the favorite times of their childhood was watching Disney movies on the TV or on the big screen. The Lion King was one of those movies, being released in 1994. The Lion King was re-released in 2011, but this time in 3D format. With a $30 million opening weekend and $117 million overall, Disney and Pixar had some ideas in mind.

Why not re-release some of Disney’s old favorites in theaters in North America? The first movie that came to mind: Beauty and The Beast. The movie that made hearts of millions week is returning on January 13, 2012 for a limited time in theaters. The movie had given the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” a whole new meaning. The IMAX release had been in 2002, and now all around the United States theaters will hold a 3D version of one of their favorite fairy tales. Junior Jenna Chaplin tells, “I am ecstatic about this! Beauty and the Beast was one of my favorite movies and now to be able to see it on the big screen, I am just so excited!”

These two are not the only Disney movies getting the 3D treatment. Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc. and The Little Mermaid are each going to pop into the faces of America starting September 2012 for Nemo, January 2013 for Monsters, and September 2013 for Mermaid. Each movie had earned well over $200 million in their runs at the box office and DVD releases. Senior Meghan Kinney shows her excitement with a huge smile saying, “I will definitely go and see Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. I remember seeing them both in the theater and I am not a huge fan of 3D but I am really excited to go and see them on the big screen again!”

Beauty has earned much appreciation with its Broadway-like stage adaption in Walt Disney World and the release of Blu-ray DVD that was really last year. So will you go see it in the theaters? What about the three other Disney classics that are coming later?