‘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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Mondo Announces New Disney/Pixar Poster Series by Tom Whalen; ‘Monsters Inc.’ On Sale Friday

'Monsters Inc.' by Tom Whalen for MondoMondo announced a new Disney/Pixar poster series by artist Tom Whalen today, which will kick off with its first entry, Monsters Inc., to be available for purchase at a random time tomorrow.

The piece features Boo (in Monster form) alongside James P. Sullivan (a.k.a. Sulley, a.k.a. Kitty), Mike Wazowski and a clever appearance by Randall. The bottom is trimmed with the company’s name and tagline along with portraits of George Sanderson, Waternoose, Fungus, Roz and Celia.

The 18″x24″ screened print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 365 pieces.

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‘Monsters University’ Title Treatment, Synopsis Released; Will Be Released in 3D

'Monsters University' Title TreatmentWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with the official title treatment and what may be a preliminary synopsis to Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters, Inc.:

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

The film, which reunites voice talents Billy Crystal and John Goodman in the lead roles, is being directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae.

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‘Brave’ New Hi-Res Concept Art, ‘Monsters Inc’ Prequel Titled

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Yesterday, we were one of the first to bring you hi-res concept art from Disney/Pixar’s original fairy tale, Brave. Today, we are pleased to bring you yet another additional image for the film. The new concept art image has been added to the beginning of our gallery of concept art below.

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‘Monsters, Inc. 2′ to be Prequel to Original Disney/Pixar Film (Spoiler)

Citing a Disney film catalog distributed to film owners, Disney Central Plaza has reported on the apparent official synopsis for the highly anticipated second installment of the Monsters, Inc. franchise. The official synopsis was seemingly not published, so it is summarized below.

Slated to be released on November 2, 2012, the second film will take us back to before a time when Mike Wazowski was top comedian, before James P. Sullivan was top scarer, even before the buddies joined the MI workforce. In fact it takes us all the way back to school — the University of Fear to be precise.

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Pixar Makes Announcements Official: ‘Brave’ and ‘Monsters, Inc. 2′ on Their Way

During an otherwise reportedly lackluster presentation by Walt Disney Studios President Rich Ross, Disney has formally announced the upcoming releases of Pixar’s Brave (formerly The Bear and the Bow, the news of the re-dubbing we first broke here) to be released on June 15, 2012 and the long anticipated sequel, Monsters Inc 2 which currently carries a release date of November 16, 2012.

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Monsters, Inc. ‘Roz’s 100 Door Challenge’ Cheat Sheet (Blu-ray)

The big extra included in the Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. (November 10) is a game called Roz’s 100 Door Challenge. The game, a twisted combination of movie trivia, math and logic puzzles and occasional silliness, is bound to lead one’s sanity straight to the edge from time to time. It’s with this in mind that we are pleased to present to you our cheat sheet, the first of its kind anywhere as far as we know.

In order to keep things somewhat interesting and mildly honest (given the intent is to help you with the difficult ones), each answer is hidden by default and revealed when you click on the ‘show answer’ link below the question. We do encourage you to try to figure out the answers yourself, but given how we went through the entire game to be able to write this, we understand sometimes a little help can be fun too.

Enjoy.

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