Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Disney Converting Lion King to 3D

Disney is definitely on their way to becoming the top studio again. There are hundreds of projects they're working on, but two of them get some time in the spotlight today. Empire caught up with Disney producer Don Hahn, who directed the great Waking Sleeping Beauty documentary and is working on Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, and talked about a few different projects at Disney, since he still is working on other things besides telling the inside story of Disney. They're starting work on a 3D conversion of The Lion King as well.

Though the conversion process is still in the early stages, the plan is for The Lion King to follow the upcoming 3D version of Beauty and the Beast, set for release sometime in 2011.

Hahn went on to tease the proposed Roger Rabbit sequel, saying only,"if you're a fan, pretty soon you're going to be very, very, very happy."

The bad news for Disney fans is that hand-drawn The Snow Queen has been put on hold, though Hahn is quick to remind readers that even tabled projects can make triumphant returns, citing the years-in-development Beauty and the Beast as an example.

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