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More 3D Disney classics

Writer: Naseem Randhawa

20 Oct – Pixar Animation Studios and Disney announced the re-release of several of their blockbuster animated movies in 3D after their re-release of "The Lion King" proved to be a box office success, according to a report by CBC News' website.

Disney 1994 film "The Lion King" was re-released in 3D to much success.

The first animated feature to return to the big screen after the recent "The Lion King (3D)" will be "Beauty And The Beast." The 1991 love story will be re-released in January 2012. "Finding Nemo" of 2003 will follow shortly after in September.

"Monsters, Inc.," the 2001 smash hit, will also be converted into 3D. The film returns to theatres in 2013, while the new prequel "Monsters University" will be released the following June.

The last film to be re-released will be 1989's "The Little Mermaid," set to debut in 2013.

"Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we're fortunate to have a treasure trove of both," said Disney president 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 3D-and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen."

According to the report, the 3D version of "The Lion King (3D)" has brought the studio nearly US $100 million in revenue worldwide thus far.

"The Lion King (3D)" is now showing in Malaysia and will arrive in Singapore this 25 October 2011.

Cinema Online, 20 October 2011