Changes Release Date for
Beauty and the Beast on IMAX
Disney has moved its IMAX rerelease of Beauty and the
Beast from March 8, 2002 to January 1, 2002. No reason
was given for the change.
New Year's Day has been a lucky date for us, and we are
continuing that tradition with Beauty and the Beast,"
says Dick Cook, chairman of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures
Group. "Directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale and
producer Don Hahn took this 'tale as old as time' and
created a special film, one that has quickly become an
audience favorite and the highlight of our Studio's animation
renaissance. It looks great on the giant screen and we
can't wait to share it with audiences around the world."
March 30, Digital Media FX published an article titled
Troubles Continue - Can Animation Save It?
The article talked about IMAX losses and how it is relying
on Disney to help save it through rereleasing animated
films to IMAX. Even DreamWorks has hinted that it could
possibly release a version of Shrek to IMAX in
Beauty and the Beast next year will be near the
film's 10 year anniversary. According to Disney, the remastered
film will include a newly-animated song sequence and enhanced
imagery that animators spent over a year working on. The
new musical sequence features the song "Human Again"
by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. It was originally written
for the original version of the movie, but was cut after
it was storyboarded.
Again" is a festive sequence in which the enchanted
characters dream about what they'll do when they change
back into their original forms. This marks the first time
that Disney has ever animated a new sequence for a previously-released
and the Beast took in over $350 million dollars at
the box office worldwide when it was released in 1991.
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