In 2010, The Walt Disney Company will be releasing a new re-rendered version of the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’, this time in digital 3D. This will add yet another movie to Disney’s list of 3D fare. Heading the 3D process for ‘Beauty’ is the original film-making crew, Don Hahn, Gary Trousdale, and Kirck Wise.
“By going back to the original animation files, which have been carefully archived for 17 years, and using the separate background, effects and character animation elements, we’re able to come up with a fun and unique 3-D experience for existing and new fans of the film,” Hahn said.
The digital re-rendering is estimated to take over 9 months. In the meantime, Disney has set up a smorgasbord of 3D fare to tide the public over till ‘Beauty’ is unveiled.