Disney's Beauty and the Beast 3-D Theatrical Release Delayed
Last March, the attendees of ShoWest, and last July, attendees of Comic-Con, were given quite a surprising treat when Disney's presentation wowed them with a preview of footage from the 3-D re-release of their now classic animated feature Beauty and the Beast. At a time when 3-D wasn't nearly as popular as it has become, Alex found the footage mesmerizing along with others. However, it looks like the release won't be coming our way this February as originally planned as the Disney dedicated site Stitch Kingdom reports it has been pushed back to sometime in 2011. This is quite sad because I was looking forward to seeing it!
SlashFilm also points out that the Blu-Ray release (which is expected sometime this October) might be the cause for delay in order to milk the 2-D version before a big 3-D release (which will probably be followed by a 3-D Bu-Ray what with the 3-D TVs on the way). But for my money, it makes more sense to release the film theatrically first in 3-D to grab not only the 3-D loving audiences, but troves of kids who have never seen the flick so that when the Blu-Ray releases, everyone will want to pick it up. Then you do you the double-dip for a 3-D Blu-Ray if that's even in Disney's plans. Either way, the sooner I can see how breathtaking this 3-D treatment will be, the better. Do you think this is a 3-D release even naysayers can get behind?