BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D and Pixar’s NEWT Officially Off Disney’s Release Schedule

     August 4, 2010

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When we last reported on Pixar’s Newt, it was the sad news that the project had been canceled.  Now it looks like the project has officially shed the mortal coil as Box Office Mojo reports that Disney has dropped it from the calendar entirely.  Other release date changes include Monsters, Inc. 2 moving from November 16, 2012 to November 2, 2012; the teen comedy Prom is now set for April 29, 2011; and DreamWorks’ The Guardians (tentative title) is moving from November 21, 2012 to November 2, 2012.

The most frustrating change is Beauty and the Beast 3D being pushed from 2011 to completely off the schedule.  The film was originally set to come out this past Valentine’s Day.  Heat Vision reports that the release has been moved to 2012 (or later) so that there will be more 3D TVs in homes when the movie finally hits theaters.  That way, when people see how (presumably) amazing the movie looks in 3D, they’ll buy the 3D Blu-ray when it’s released.  Thankfully, fans will get to see a (presumably) gorgeous HD transfer of the movie when the film hits Blu-ray this October.

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