October 5th, 2011
02:06 PM ET
Thanks to the huge success of “The Lion King 3-D,” Disney is going to re-release four other classic animated films in the same medium, starting with "Beauty and The Beast.”
That "tale as old as time" will hit theaters on January 13.
According to a press release, Disney/Pixar’s "Finding Nemo" will return for a limited engagement on September 14, 2012, followed by Disney/Pixar’s "Monsters, Inc." on January 18, 2013 (prequel “Monsters University” arrives in theaters on June 21, 2013).
Last but not least, "The Little Mermaid" hits theaters in 3-D on September 13, 2013.
“Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we’re fortunate to have a treasure trove of both,” said President of Walt Disney Studios Alan Bergman 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 3-D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen.”
“The Lion King 3-D” crossed the $80 million mark at the domestic box office this week, according to Disney.
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