November 19, 2008

Disney working on ‘Beast’ 3-D re-do

The Walt Disney Studios said Wednesday it has begun re-rendering its animated classic Beauty and the Beast for its Disney Digital 3-D debut in 2010.

The announcement was made by Mark Zoradi, president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, in Singapore at the 3DX: 3D Film and Entertainment Technology Festival, the industry's first conference and exhibition devoted to the latest advances in 3-D technology.

Disney is proud to be a pioneer in creating spectacular 3-D motion-picture experiences, and we have a great lineup of animated and live-action features to satisfy moviegoers of all ages, Zoradi said. The re-rendering of our animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' into Disney Digital 3-D is another exciting step for this medium and further proof of our commitment to the art and technology of 3-D filmmaking. With our animated feature 'Bolt' set to hit 3-D theaters later this month and 11 more 3-D features on the schedule over the next two years, our studio is taking the lead position in bringing quality 3-D entertainment to moviegoers all over the world. Disney has created some fantastic new proprietary software to make the 3-D imagery better than ever, and we think audiences are going to love experiencing these films in a whole new dimension.