Photo: Celine Dion and Family with Belle and Beast for ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’

Celine Dion with Beast, Belle and family (Jerry Metellus/Disney)In honor of the theatrical release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 3D on January 13, 2012, Walt Disney Studios has released this photo of theme song performer Céline Dion alongside Belle and Beast. Also featured are Dion’s husband, René Angélil, and their children Nelson, René-Charles and Eddy. For her performance of the title theme, Dion was awarded a Grammy Award along with Peabo Bryson.

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Sneak Peek: ‘Tangled Ever After’ (‘Rings’ Clip)

'Tangled Ever After'Yahoo! Movies has just released the first clip from the all new animated short Tangled Ever After which will play before Beauty and the Beast 3D beginning January 13.

Tangled Ever After picks up where Tangled left off. The Kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?

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Photo: Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland Expansion at Magic Kingdom

Beast's Castle © Matthew Cooper. All Rights Reserved.Admittedly I don’t make it a habit to check out every over-the-fence type shot of the work being done on the New Fantasyland Expansion at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, but when I came across this photo as it was posted on Tumblr, I knew it was something worth sharing.

The photo of Beast’s Castle was taken earlier this month by Matthew Cooper and shared on his Flickr account which shares additional images from Walt Disney World and other locations worth taking a look at.

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RealD to Offer Special Edition 3D Glasses for ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’

Special edition 'Beauty and the Beast' 3D glassesRealD has announced that when Beauty and the Beast 3D launches in theaters nationwide on January 13, that it will release special edition 3D glasses for children. Featuring movie-themed colors and images of the film’s characters, including the beloved Chip, Mrs. Potts and the Beast, these collectible RealD 3D glasses will be distributed at theatres free of charge with the purchase of a child’s ticket to see Beauty and the Beast 3D. They will be available exclusively at RealD 3D-equipped theatres in North America while supplies last. RealD had also issued special Simba-inspired 3D glasses for children for The Lion King 3D.

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‘Tangled Ever After’ to Play Before ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’

'Tangled Ever After'The Walt Disney Studios proudly announced today that directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, the talented team behind Disney Animation Studio’s global blockbuster Tangled, will premiere a delightful new animated short film spotlighting the royal wedding of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and Flynn Rider – a.k.a Eugene – (Zachary Levi) in front of each screening of Beauty and the Beast in 3D, which opens on January 13, 2012.

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‘Little Mermaid,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Monsters Incorporated’ to be Released in 3D in 2012/13

On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D – which will cross the $80 million mark at the domestic box office today – The Walt Disney Studios has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D. The following titles from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will be released in 2012 and 2013:

  • Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
  • Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
  • Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (Monsters University, a prequel to the original film, arrives in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)

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‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’ to Have Limited Engagement at El Capitan

'Beauty and the Beast 3D' at the El CapitanPrior to its release on 3D Blu-ray on October 4 and the limited engagement of The Lion King 3D, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California has announced that it will host an exclusive limited run of Beauty and the Beast 3D from September 2, 2011 and end on September 15, followed immediately by The Lion King 3D on September 16.

Tickets for both films are currently available online at the El Capitan’s website.

 

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Direct-to-Video Releases Escape from Vault on November 22

In addition to confirming our report last month on the October 4, 2011 release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Disney 3D Blu-ray/DVD, it was also announced through multiple channels that the direct-to-home video films in the series will also be released from the vault: Beauty and the Beast:The Enchanted Christmas, which makes its debut on Disney Blu-ray, and Belle’s Magical World on DVD. Both Special Edition releases will be available to own on November 22, 2011.

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Disney On Ice to Revive ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Show

Shortly after our pre-announcement of the Phineas and Ferb Live! Tour, Exceutive VP Nicole Feld of Feld Entertainment (the producers of Disney Live! and Disney On Ice touring shows), offered us her appreciation on Twitter and also clued us in on an upcoming Disney On Ice announcement.

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Although the announcement still has yet to be made, both the Disney Live! and Disney On Ice Facebook pages recently teased the following:

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ 3D Blu-ray 5-Disc Set to be Released in October

'Beauty and the Beast' on Disney 3D Blu-rayAhead of any official announcement, we have learned that the 5-disc edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition (now available for pre-order) will be released in 3D Blu-ray format on October 4, 2011, alongside The Lion King.

At first glance, it does not not appear that the 3D Blu-ray edition of Beauty and the Beast will contain any content not already released in the 2D Diamond Edition released last year. Barring any additional information, the only difference appears to be the inclusion of the 3D version which, of course, will require the use of a Sony PlayStation 3 or 3D blu-ray player, a converter and a 3D capable television.

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