Fairytale gone bad? Well, it looks so. According to some reports, Beauty and the Beast
3D has been pushed off the 2011 calendar and postponed indefinitely.
This project was originally scheduled to hit theaters Valentine’s Day 2010, which, of course, never happened.
And, now we have an info that it’s being pushed back to 2011 or later, because of the lack of enthusiasm surrounding 3D TVs.
But, that’s not all! Guys from Disney changed other release dates so now we have Monsters Inc. 2
moving from November 16, 2012 to November 2, 2012; the teen comedy Prom
is now set for April 29, 2011 and DreamWorks’ The Guardians
(tentative title) is moving from November 21, 2012 to November 2, 2012.
Converting pics to 3D costs $15 million or so per movie and theatrical prospects are limited for any re-release. So the campaign is really all about the eventual release of Toy Story 3D
, Beauty and the Beast 3D
and other converted animated features on Blu-ray disc.
On the other hand, the studio plans on reissuing a special edition Beauty and the Beast DVD in October.
If that’s any consolation for all Beauty and the Beast fans out there!