Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Selling a 3D movie through 2D technology (like our computer screens) always presents a bit of a challenge, but even more so when it’s a 3D converted movie of a 2D film that first came out nine years ago. After all, there’s no new dialogue or footage to pick over, and little insight to be gained by watching a new cut of the trailer.
Fortunately, in the case of Pixar’s re-release of Finding Nemo, the tale is already so charming in any number of dimensions that it’s still a treat to watch Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) navigating the wild waters, even if we’ve seen it all before. Watch the trailer after the jump.
[via Yahoo! Movies]
At least Pixar tried to show off the parts of the movie that would be most obviously enhanced by a third dimension — we get a lot of creatures and objects flying out at us and whatnot. Finding Nemo‘s lush, colorful underwater setting seems like it’d lend itself especially well to the immersive powers of 3D technology. And as with any Pixar release, I’m sure that each loving, painstaking attention was paid to each and every detail in the new version, down to the tiniest krill.
Disney’s success last year with the 3D reissue of The Lion King led the studio to plan much more of the same. Beauty and the Beast hit theaters back in January, and Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid are scheduled to get the treatment next year. Finding Nemo‘s re-entry into theaters on September 14 is expected to be followed by a new Blu-ray release, though an official date has not been announced at this time.
In addition, for those eager to see more of Pixar on the big screen, with or without 3D, AMC is putting Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Up, and Wall-E back into its theaters for a limited run over Memorial Day weekend. Plus, of course, there’s always Pixar’s actual new release Brave, due out June 22.