Alice and Toy Story 1&2 in Disney 3D!

Posted on 01 April 2009 by Quaid

Hi all, Quaid here with some pretty cool 3D release information for all you 3D aficionados.  And these days, who isn’t, right?

Mia WasikowskaDisney’s Alice in Wonderland has been slated for release by Disney in IMAX 3D on March 5, 2010.  This will be the third of  five pictures to be released in the format (based on a deal between IMAX and Disney).  It will hit theaters simultaneously with the standard theatrical release of the film.

One thing that is confusing me is that IMDB lists the shooting format for this movie as the DALSA Evolution camera, but I do not know if this is a native 3D format (based on the picture above, I’d say no).  I am wondering if the 3D conversion will be done in post (a la Harry Potter 4) or if this is being shot in true 3D (which looks much better).  My guess, with the announcement coming this late in the game, is that it’s a post conversion.

Another fun little Disney 3D piece of news: the studio plans to release Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D for a limited engagement on October 2 of this year.  The double feature will be available “for the price of one ticket.”  All right, I’m sold on this one.  The Toy Story movies have a special place in my childhood and a special place in cinema history, and converting them to 3D is a great way to get these in front of another generation of kids.

UPDATE:  Seems some footage from Showest of Beauty and the Beast in 3D was shown and was pretty impressive.   That sounds like a fun time at the movies, too, you ask me.                           

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