‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Featurette Boasts About its New Dimension
This Wednesday, December 19, Pixar's 'Monsters, Inc.' gets the full on 3D treatment and hits theaters nationwide. Though there's no new animated competition for the Holiday dollars this weekend, it doesn't feel as hyped as previous 3D conversions. We're wondering if this is the last big reissue for a while. Regardless, there's a new featurette to talk about the added dimension.
Last year, when 'The Lion King' 3D reissue made $94 Million, the studio announced that they would also offer four more 3D conversions. Two have been released ('Beauty and the Beast,' 'Finding Nemo') with 'Monsters, Inc.' the third and with 'The Little Mermaid' due on September 13, 2013. With Twentieth Century Fox rushing out the final two 'Star Wars' prequel films in 3D on September 20, 2013 and October 4, 2013, we'll see three 3D conversions in less than a month, which suggests overload.
Theoretically this gap makes sense, it's possible that the timing on 'Beauty and the Beast' (which had previously hit Blu-ray and was rushed into theaters) didn't give it the same launching point, and with 'Finding Nemo' (which hit theaters in September) it was too new for parents to take their kids in the same way the nearly-twenty-year gap may have motivated people with 'The Lion King.' We'll see if more people respond this weekend to 'Monsters, Inc.' though it's coming out at a very crowded time of the year. Here's that featurette: