The Mouse House made the announcement via press release citing the immense success of The Lion King in 3D which has grossed over $80 million at the US box-office to date. The following Pixar films have been scheduled for 3D re-issue:
Finding Nemo — September 14, 2012
Monsters, Inc. — January 18, 2013
Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid will also begin playing in the third dimension beginning January 13, 2012 and September 13, 2013, respectively. These animated classics join Toy Story/Toy Story 2 and The Nightmare Before Christmas in a growing catalogue of Disney’s 3D theatrical library.
Although it’s needless to say, Disney has further justified the re-releases of Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. by pointing towards the film’s huge sales both in theaters and on DVD, indicating that both franchises have strong ‘replay’ value. Monsters, Inc. will also play in anticipation to the upcoming sequel Monsters University.
Is a re-issue of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo a good idea?