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If you’re wondering why Disney is suddenly on a 3D re-releasing tear with their titles, I have only one word for you: “The Lion King”.
The re-release of “The Lion King” in 3D has pulled in almost $80 million so far in three weeks of release, and took the top spot its first two weeks before slipping to third place in week #3. With that kind of apparent appetite for their titles, why not keep it going?
So yeah, there is definitely a very good reason why Disney has now scheduled four more titles for 3D re-releases:
- “Beauty and the Beast” is up first on January 13, 2012
- “Finding Nemo” by September 14, 2012
- “Monsters, Inc.” by January 18, 2013 (just in time for the sequel/prequel, “Monsters University” on June 21, 2013)
- and finally, “The Little Mermaid” on September 13, 2013