Toy Story Trio Goes 3-D

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Coming October 2nd, 2009 and February 12th, 2010 leading into the 3rd movie!

Here’s the details:

The Walt Disney Studios is taking the latest advances in digital 3-D
technology “to infinity and beyond” with ambitious plans to debut new
Disney Digital 3-D(tm) versions of Disney- Pixar’s “Toy Story” on
October 2nd, 2009, and “Toy Story 2” on February 12th, 2010, it was
announced by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. Both of
these beloved animated features are being newly converted to 3-D in
advance of the June 18th, 2010 release of Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,”
which is being produced as a 3-D motion picture and will represent the
state-of-the-art for the genre. Veteran Pixar filmmaker Lee Unkrich
(co-director “Toy Story 2”) is directing.

Academy Award(r)-winning filmmaker John Lasseter (director of the first

two “Toy Story” films and chief creative officer for Disney and Pixar

Animation Studios) will personally oversee the creative side of the 3-D

conversions for “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” with his acclaimed team of

technical wizards handling all the necessary steps in the conversion


Commenting on the announcement, Cook said, “‘We are committed to

bringing moviegoers the best and most exciting 3-D movie experience, and

we think they’re going to love seeing Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and all the

wonderful ‘Toy Story’ cast of characters in an eye popping and dazzling

way.  John Lasseter and the animation team are putting all their passion

and hard work into making this the greatest 3-D experience yet, and

we’re excited to share their efforts with audiences everywhere.”

Lasseter added, “The ‘Toy Story’ films and characters will always hold a

very special place in our hearts and we’re so excited to be bringing

this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way thanks

to the latest in 3-D technology.  I am sure that this is going to be

nothing short of fantastic and people are going to be blown away by the

experience.  With ‘Toy Story 3’ shaping up to be another great adventure

for Buzz, Woody and the gang from Andy’s room, we thought it would be

great to let audiences experience the first two films all over again and

in a brand new way.  3-D offers lots of great new possibilities for the

art of animation and we will continue to use this new technology to tell

our stories in the best possible way.”

In converting “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” to state-of-the-art 3-D

films, the technical team is retrieving all of the original digital

elements and rebuilding them in 3-D.