Disney/Pixar have announced that they’re going into the vault and dusting off “Beauty And The Beast,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters Inc.” and “The Little Mermaid” all for 3D releases over the next few years. You get what you ask for people.
First up will be “Beauty And The Beast” arriving on January 13, 2012. Unlike, “The Lion King” this was just reissued in a brand new spiffy edition last year, but it’s all about release dates. January is completely dry of any other new family films, so Disney will likely still make a mint on this one from parents who need to park their kids somewhere out of the house for a couple of hours. Smart play. Replicating “The Lion King” date almost exactly, “Finding Nemo” will swim into theaters on September 14, 2012 and again (at least so far), it’s the lone family movie in sight and again, even though it’s on DVD, it’s something to give the kids to do.
Continuing the January/September format, “Monsters Inc.” will hit no January 18, 2013 and will serve as a good refresher before the prequel “Monsters University” lands on June 21, 2013. Finally, “The Little Mermaid” will come ashore on September 13, 2013.