Disney Announces 2011 3D Blu-ray Slate

‘Tron: Legacy’ and ‘Tangled’ will arrive in 3D BD along with classics such as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Lion King’.

The Lion King is one of the 15 3D Blu-ray titles which Disney is releasing in 2011
The Lion King is one of the 15 3D Blu-ray titles which Disney is releasing in 2011
Continuing its leadership in the advancement of 3D entertainment and marking the most significant title commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3D market, The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to release at least 15 of its films for in-home viewing on Blu- ray 3D in 2011.

Among the stellar list of films to debut on 3D include beloved and celebrated animated classics The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, recent theatrical releases including the visually stunning high tech adventure Tron: Legacy and acclaimed box-office smash hit Tangled, plus many others to be announced that will release day-and-date and packaged with the Blu-ray 2D version.

"As our contemporary library of 3D content continues to grow, and the original artists and filmmakers meticulously dimensionalize‟ their work for release on the Blu-ray 3D format, we will be offering movie- lovers the most incredible in-home entertainment experience they will ever have," noted Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. "In addition to offering new releases day-and-date in 3D and further cementing our leadership in the marketplace, we‟re thrilled that consumers will have the exclusive Blu-ray 3D experience of two of the most celebrated Disney animated features, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, in their homes."

Also included among the titles slated for release in 2011 are Bolt, Meet the Robinsons, Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before Christmas, G-Force and Chicken Little. These titles will join Walt Disney Studios' recent 2010 Blu-ray 3D releases Alice In Wonderland, Disney's A Christmas Carol and Step Up 3, bringing Disney's list of available Blu-ray 3D titles for the home to nearly 20 in all. In addition to the film being in 3D, each disc will include thematically linked 3D menus, 3D previews of coming-attractions trailers and an introduction to the eye-popping world of Disney Blu-ray 3D featuring beloved characters Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King.

The Lion King was released June 15th, 1994 and stars Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella. The film is directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff.

Beauty and the Beast was released November 22nd, 1991 and stars Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart. The film is directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise.

Tron: Legacy was released December 17th, 2010 and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen, Anis Cheurfa. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Tangled was released November 24th, 2010 and stars Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ronny Pearlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Paul F. Tompkins. The film is directed by Nathan Greno, Byron Howard.

Sources: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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Comments (8)

  1. SpaceCowboy

    i'll take the Blu-ray, but no thanks on 3D

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  2. Diaigma

    Well, they stopped the direct to video movies, @Lux - but they'll cash in on 3D! :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. LuxoIII

    I DO NOT want the 3D crap! It's no good in theaters and it's even worse on home video. Where's the Diamond Edition of LK?

    4 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  4. MovieManiac

    Screw the 3-D. I just want the movies.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    Just about money ....moeny and nothing more!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. Daveactor7

    I like this but ill wait

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  7. JonSpidey07

    the Blu-Ray lovers should get a better experience than us DVD lovers

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  8. Dan

    I'll pass on the 3D at home, thanks.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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