Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Slated for 3D on Blu-ray7 Jan, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
The Walt Disney Studios Jan. 7 said it would release it first 3D title, the CG-animated A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey, on Blu-ray Disc in the fourth quarter.
Disney joins Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) as the first major studios to bookmark home entertainment releases this year on pending 3D high-definition televisions and adapted Blu-ray players earmarked for launch this summer.
Released last November theatrically and on Imax 3D, Carol has generated more than $137 million in ticket sales, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Separately, Disney is offering CE manufacturers a 3D showcase disc featuring a compilation of upcoming 3D product, footage and promotional trailers containing a variety of clips from Disney’s 3D content library, including Walt Disney’s 1953 animated short Working for Peanuts.
Additional promos of upcoming 3D-enabled Blu-ray releases include Alice in Wonderland and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, in addition to other original content, are also included in the showcase disc.
“The Walt Disney Studios has produced and released more 3D content than any other major studio to date and remains at the forefront in the continued innovation and development of today’s most advanced digital 3D and Blu-ray technology,” said Bob Chapek, president of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios. “We are excited to offer consumers an incredible line-up of true three-dimensional films and footage that will revolutionize the in-home entertainment experience.”