Beauty and the Beast is a helluva cash cow for Disney!
It's already been milked for lots of cash on the big screen, video/DVD, merchandise and even as a Broadway musical!
And yet, Disney has found a new way to make more bucks off Belle and her Beast.
The Mouse is prepping a 3D version of the original 1991 film for theaters in 2010.
The people at Walt Disney Feature Animation will be working with the carefully preserved film files to piece together a new experience that both new and old viewers of the flick will love.
We hear the sound of more money hitting the Disney bank vault.
The Mouse House is ALL ABOUT 3-D these days!
Disney's digital 3-D lineup for 2009 includes "Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Movie," to be released on February 27; Disney/Pixar's "Up" (May 29); "G-Force," from Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films (July 24); the newly re-rendered Disney digital 3-D debut of Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story" (October 2); and "A Christmas Carol," from Robert Zemeckis (November 6), starring Jim Carrey in multiple roles.
In 2010, the studio will roll out a 3-D version of "Toy Story 2"; Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," starring Johnny Depp; "Toy Story 3," from Disney/Pixar; "Rapunzel"; and, from Touchstone Pictures, "Step Up 3."
[Image via WENN.]