Watch: Teaser Trailer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 3D
I know what you're thinking - why watch a trailer for a 3D re-release of a movie in 2D online? You're right, you don't have to watch this, but if anything it should be a nostalgic kick in the butt for anyone who grew up with this movie. Found by SlashFilm is this teaser trailer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 3D, their long-delayed upcoming re-release of the animated Disney classic. It's one of the first 2D animated movies to get a 3D conversion, but I can tell you it looks gorgeous. They went back to the original files to convert and if you saw the Toy Story 1 & 2 last year, you know it'll be a great theatrical experience. Watch the teaser below!
Watch the first teaser trailer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 3D re-release:
Beauty and the Beast's original team of filmmakers, including producer Don Hahn (also of Waking Sleeping Beauty) and co-directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, returned to oversee the 3D conversion. "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 3D experience for existing and new fans of the film." I saw footage from this way back in 2009 and it looked truly gorgeous, but the initial re-release was delayed until early 2011. Beauty and the Beast was originally released in 1991 and has made over $171 million since then. Just wait until you actually watch this in 3D!