With the stunning success of "The Lion King" this weekend, Disney might re-release other classics in 3D, its distribution chief told TheWrap Sunday.
"It's probably one of the first things we're going to be having a conversation about inayofuata week," studio distribution chief Dave Hollis said. "When wewe look at our library, there are some very special gems as it were, and for those that transcend time -- and a lot of them do ... to bring them through 3D is a great opportunity."
He stressed that there are no plans yet. But, he said, "The Lion King" success "gives a lot of hope to the possibilities...
Roger Ebert's Review of Walt Disney's "The Lion King" (1994)
Roger Ebert: ***½ (3 and a half Stars)
My generation grew up mourning the death of Bambi's mother. Now comes "The Lion King," with the death of Mufasa, the father of the lion cub who will someday be king. The Disney animators know that cute little cartoon characters are not sufficient to manufacture dreams. There have to be dark corners, frightening moments, and ancient archetypes like the crime of regicide. "The Lion King," which is a superbly drawn animated feature, is surprisingly solemn in its subject matter, and may even be too intense for very young children.
Belle as she appears in the beginning of the movie.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey panya, kipanya to Hercules by John Grant
Character Description of Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" (1991)
It was decided early that the movie's heroine should display a lot zaidi spirit than the somewhat passive virtue of the character in the original fairy tale. The liveaction performance for the animators' reference was supplied kwa Sherri Stoner, the actress who had not long before served the same funtion so very excellently for The Little Mermaid's Ariel, another feisty female part. Belle's part was spoken and sung kwa Paige O'Hara, a...