"Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and More Will Be Released in Cinemas in 3-D

News   "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and More Will Be Released in Cinemas in 3-D With the phenomenal success of "The Lion King 3D," which has earned more than $80 million domestically, The Walt Disney Studios has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D.

The following titles from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will be released in 2012 and 2013:

"Beauty and the Beast" – Jan. 13, 2012
Disney•Pixar’s "Finding Nemo" – Sept. 14, 2012
Disney•Pixar’s "Monsters, Inc." – Jan. 18, 2013 ("Monsters University," a prequel to the original film, arrives in theaters in Disney Digital 3D June 21, 2013)
"The Little Mermaid" – Sept. 13, 2013

“Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we’re fortunate to have a treasure trove of both,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to give audiences of all ages the chance to experience these beloved tales in an exciting new way with 3D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen.”

Stage versions of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid have played Broadway. The Tony-winning The Lion King continues at the Minskoff Theatre.

For more information visit www.waltdisneystudios.com.

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