Back in June, I said that the next Disney movie is the Lion King in 3D. Well, the next Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast in 3D.
So, does anyone remember when Disney changed their policy on sequels? You know, after they made Mulan 2, Lion King 2, 101 Dalmatians 2, Bambi 2, [Insert any Disney film here] 2, and so on. Three years ago, Disney announced that they would no longer make direct-to-home release sequels.
Many people were happy about this, because they thought the home release sequels were bad movies, and Disney only made them because they wanted to capitalize on a pre-existing licenses. "Good for Disney!" people said. "They're starting to care more about the quality of their products, and less about the profit!"
Well...now it's starting to look like 3D re-releases are Disney's new method of capitalizing on pre-existing licenses. Which film is going to be re-released next in 3D? I'm thinking The Little Mermaid or The Jungle Book.
The kind of sad part is that I'm tempted to go see Beauty and the Beast 3D, despite my ban against 3D movies, because the movie comes with a Tangled short. Sort of like how I was tempted to see Cars 2, because it had a Toy Story short paired with it. But I understand the Toy Story short has been released on DVD, so if I wait six months, the Tangled short will probably be released on DVD, too.