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  • Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

    Posted: Tue., Mar. 31, 2009, 4:13pm PT

    Studios tease 3-D at ShoWest

    Disney shows off 'Up,' 'Beauty' re-issue


    Disney unspooled footage from 3-D pics
    including the 2010 re-release of 'Beauty and the Beast'
    at ShoWest in Vegas today.

    BY Michael Speier
    Variety

    LAS VEGAS -- Warner Bros. and Disney whetted the appetites of exhibitors at ShoWest on Tuesday with footage of Buzz Lightyear, Scrooge, Harry Potter and a slew of 3-D extravaganzas, as both studios unveiled extended clips of their upcoming titles.

    The Mouse House's afternoon session was all about 3-D, as the studio unspooled plenty of footage from its format slate, with motion picture group prexy Mark Zoradi serving as emcee.

    From this summer's Pixar entry "Up" to the opening scene of 2010 Valentine's Day's re-release "Beauty and the Beast" to one in a series of new shorts called "Cars Toon," the studio showed off its 3-D chops while stealing a little thunder from DreamWorks Animations' "Monsters vs. Aliens."

    Up until Tuesday, the DWA release was the talk of the confab, but Disney showed why it's a huge force to be reckoned with in the 3-D arena.
    Disney also made some news when it announced that in October "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" will be re-released in 3-D as a double feature for a two-week engagement.

    Zoradi went on to introduce 3-D clips from the Jerry Bruckheimer summer rodent actioner "G-Force" along with some very early pre-production footage of the "Tron" sequel.

    There also were some still images shown -- no motion footage is ready yet -- of Robert Zemeckis' November release "A Christmas Carol" starring JIm Carrey, and of Tim Burton's March opener "Alice in Wonderland," starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway.
    Studios tease 3-D at ShoWest - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
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    Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

    I still don't understand why Beauty and the Beast in 3-D strikes them as a good idea. I just can't see why on earth this is considered worthwhile to put a wonderful 2-D film in a gimmicky format that ultimately adds nothing to the film. Though I suppose that's just me. Shame even more theatres will be ruined just to show it.

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    • #3
      Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

      Originally posted by TifaOnACloud View Post
      I still don't understand why Beauty and the Beast in 3-D strikes them as a good idea. I just can't see why on earth this is considered worthwhile to put a wonderful 2-D film in a gimmicky format that ultimately adds nothing to the film. Though I suppose that's just me. Shame even more theatres will be ruined just to show it.
      I agree 100%. BATB is my favorite movie, of all time. But in 3-D? Not too sure if I like the thought...
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      • #4
        Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

        I really want to see the image from Toy Story 3.

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        • #5
          Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

          Adds nothing to the film? It adds depth. Here is a review from someone who saw the footage first hand: Beauty and the Beast 3D Sequence Wows at ShoWest | /Film

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          • #6
            Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

            I remember when they rereleased Beauty and the Beast for IMAX. Nothing like 8 story high musical romance!

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            • #7
              Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

              Originally posted by Koutesu View Post
              I remember when they rereleased Beauty and the Beast for IMAX. Nothing like 8 story high musical romance!
              I had the huge honor of hosting a screening event at The Bridge Cinema de Lux for that opening. Disney had invited many of the animators that had worked on the film originally & it's two-year restoration, they had Belle and the Beast there for photo ops. But the best part was getting to introduce the film's producer Don Hahn and (sigh!) star Robby Benson.
              "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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              • #8
                Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                I'm not really sold on the 3D either, so I'm glad to hear some other people who are not sold being blown away by B&TB.

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                • #9
                  Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                  Since they won't see it until next year it'll be interesting to revisit this then. Maybe once they have an opportunity to actually see this new version of the film reasons to disapprove of it will have more resonance.

                  For more on this project see:

                  Don Hann on 'Beauty and the Beast' 3D release -12/10/08
                  http://micechat.com/forums/features/...d-release.html
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                  • #10
                    Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                    I think Disney's 3-D in bolt and MTR has been excellent. The depth it adds is so welcome. Up probably would have been awesome with it too

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                    • #11
                      Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                      Funny photo of 'Toy Story 3' director Lee Unkrich and some of the animators posing in their lobby:
                      VNOG Blog
                      "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                      • #12
                        Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                        I must admit I am not a fan of BATB...not really looking forward to see it.But I am excite for Toy Story. Love it.

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                          Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                          Interview with Pixar's Angus "Franchise Guardian" MacLane:

                          What to expect in Toy Story 3 (hints: new characters, adult themes!)

                          What to expect in Toy Story 3 (hints: new characters, adult themes!) | SCI FI Wire
                          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                          • #14
                            Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                            Sounds very promising.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Showest: 'Up', 'Beauty' & 'Toy Story' 3D & more!

                              I'm not so much a fan of 3D but I am in favor of Disney re-releasing some of their older films in this format. Precisely because it gives them an excuse to bring these films back into the theater for younger generations.

                              When I was a kid, Disney would bring films out of the vault and into the theaters for a re-release once every generation. That doesn't really happen any more due to DVD. But there is a certain magic to seeing a film on the big screen that you just don't get at home. If 3D is what it takes to expose these great films to today's youth, then I'm all in favor!

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