The all-time Disney favorite “Beauty and the Beast” from 1991 is back on big screens, this time in 3-D, and it looks and entertains both youngsters and adults better than ever before. The superior vocal casting that includes Paige O’Hara, Robbie Benson, Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury makes this likeable story of redemption and love a true classic. Original music by Alan Menken is still touching and timeless. Even if you’ve had this film in the family movie library on cassette or DVD for a while, don’t let that keep you from seeing it now in 3-D. In many ways, it’s a brand new film.
The march is on to return recent film successes of the adventure and grand storytelling variety back to movie houses in 3-D.
In 2012, some titles coming back in 3-D includes “Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace,” “Finding Nemo” and biggest box office success of recent times. “Titanic.”
Research is showing that the scope and enjoyment potential of most hit films is greatly enhanced by the 3-D process when the technology is properly used. There seems to be disagreement among film historians about what picture was actually the first 3-D movie, but all agree that the process goes all the way back to 1915.