Teaser Trailer For ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 3D

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Beauty the Beast Teaser Trailer For Beauty and the Beast 3D

Walt Disney Pictures is prepared to re-release their 1991 animated hit, Beauty and the Beast in theaters once more – this time in (you guessed it) 3D.

The Mouse House now has a trailer out in promotion of the event, which was originally scheduled for Valentine’s Day of this year but will most likely not reach the U.S. until 2011.

Beauty and the Beast was quite the success when it first arrived in theaters some nineteen years ago.  Produced for only $25 million, it would go on to gross over $300 million worldwide and was the first hand-drawn film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Disney re-released the romantic tale in 2002, complete with a refurbished look, a new musical sequence, and in IMAX format.  Its success paved the way for The Lion King to receive a similar treatment shortly thereafter.

Producer Don Hahn worked with Beauty and the Beast directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise over a period of 10 months to re-render the original animation files for the film in 3D.

Company heads were pleased enough with the results that they have given the greenlight to an identical treatment of The Lion King – history repeats itself once gain, it seems.

You can watch the 2D trailer for Beauty and the Beast 3D below, but note the following – it contains an excerpt from the pop music version of the titular song and may conjure up memories of similar ’90s tunes for some.  You have been warned.

There are certain scenes from the film that definitely stand to benefit from 3D, particularly that of the ballroom dance sequence shown in the trailer.  I saw Beauty and the Beast in the IMAX format and the larger canvas only emphasized the gorgeous detail of the original cel animation.  For now, I remain skeptical that 3D will do likewise.

Beauty and the Beast will arrive in 3D theaters in the U.S. in 2011.

It will have a limited run in New Zealand beginning on August 12th, 2010.

Source: Walt Disney Pictures (via /Film)

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  1. LMAO….it looks fan made with the rose and the song….i know its not im just sayin….

  2. Well, it is my favorite Disney animated film…still, I remain skeptical.

  3. I didnt like this one at all…..i like lion king,if that was out in 3d id see it in a heart beat….

  4. This is so sad. Why can’t good movies just be left alone? If you’ll excuse me I’m going to go grab my oversized Disney VHS of “Beauty and the Beast” and curl up under my comforter: that is how “Beauty and the Beast” should be viewed.

    • from under a comforter? I’d have thought it was on a TV or something.

    • Those VHS cases used to be so THICK, the material was annoying because once you step on it or bend it, it stays like that :/. but why does NZ get it first, i dont undertand.

  5. Interesting that New Zealand gets it next month.

  6. Never liked this one. Lion King was their best work.

  7. Completely unnecessary. On both counts. just leave them alone.

  8. @hgtvrtyrt

    That’s because Lion King was really Shakespeare’s Hamelet in Africa.

    I like Beauty and the Beast, but really Disney? Same story, only in 3D? I miss the Disney of the 90s, but rehashing old material seems like a big cop out.

  9. I wish they would re-release Beauty and the Beast Special Edition DVD so I can buy it. I missed out on that one and Aladdin!

  10. Why? People have we not realized 3D is not a necessity for EVERY FILM??!!
    Ugh. 3D is ruining cinema.

  11. i love this movie and cant wait to see it on the big screen again, and the first time ive seen it for ages. i missed the first dvd release, and most of the time the only rental shop in town that has it, their copy is out.
    im in new zealand, and now have plans to go and see this a few days after release. its nice that we get something first for a change.

  12. There are poeplw [like myself] who dont own this and have never seen it on the big screen. So yeah it is a good idea to put it in theatres. I wont pay for 3D, its such a waste.

  13. i hope they won’t edit here and there, adding some cut version into the movie like they did in the ‘special edition’
    just leave them original but with better quality :)

  14. I enjoyed the Toy Story 3D Double Feature. It felt like an event instead of only a trip to the movies and it was a lot of fun. I feel like it’ll just be cool to see the classic movie I remember in 3D. Just because. The trailer didn’t do much for me though…Should have used the original music, but I’ll definitely be seeing this.

    But I’m not saying 3D is a good thing or that Disney is bringing their A game lately, because they are obviously not (unless you count Pixar).

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