Walt Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” Coming To Blu-Ray 3D

The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to release one of its most critically acclaimed animated films of all time, Beauty and the Beast, for the first time ever in mesmerizing Disney Blu-ray 3Dâ„¢ for in-home viewing. Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D will be available in market beginning on October 4th as a 5-Disc Combo Pack (providing families with value, versatility and flexibility to enjoy this film on several formats of choice including Blu-ray 3D, Blu-rayâ„¢, DVD and/or Digital Copy) and/or 3D Movie Download. For more information, please visit www.disney.com/BeautyAndTheBeast3D.

Additionally, the company will also release two Special Edition releases, Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World and Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, to follow on November 22, 2011 just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

The same Disney classic that taught us beauty is found within, now comes to life in spectacular Disney 3D bringing the characters, sound, and storyline to a whole new immersive dimension. Fans can once again meet and enjoy their favorite characters – Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and more — in an entirely new fashion as if they were watching the film for the very first time.

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D will be available for purchase as a 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray 3D Disc of the Film + 1 standard Blu-ray Disc of the Film + 1 Blu-ray Disc of Bonus Features + 1 DVD Disc of the Film + Digital Copy Disc of the film) all for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S. /$56.99 Canada; and/or a 3D Movie Download for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada.

This new Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition 3D release will join the studios existing catalog of in-home 3D movies currently available in market including: Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, Step Up 3D, Tangled, TRON: Legacy and Gnomeo & Juliet.

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  • Funkybat

    Very disappointed that this is apparently not getting any kind of theatrical run. While it will be cool to see “The Lion King” in 3D in theaters, the fact is 3D TVs are still an extremely niche item compared to 3D movies, and I don’t plan to buy one for at least 8-10 years, by which time the technology will probably been advanced to some new format, possibly incompatible with this disc. It might as well be on LaserDisc for all the people who will actually see it at home in 3D…

    Reminds of of how, after B&tB, Aladdin was supposed to come out on DVD, and instead Lion King was pushed ahead in the queue, and Aladdin had to wait an extra year or more. Who knows when Aladdin will be on Blu-Ray, let alone 3D…

  • Tobias Lind

    I would much prefer that they would release Beauty and the Beast “Work in progress” on Blu-Ray instead.