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Quint at ShoWest! Disney! TOY STORY 1, 2, 3, BEAUTY & THE BEAST in 3-D, Alice In Wonderland, Christmas Carol, Tron 2 and more!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with my first report of the convention. For starters, I must apologize for not having any coverage of the Sherlock Holmes footage for you. I skipped the 9:15 panel this morning, but I did so because nothing was listed in the program as happening and I hadn’t heard anything in advance. It wasn’t even a Warner Bros panel, the only clue I should have picked up was that Alan Horn (CEO of Warners) was the keynote speaker. But the panel was listed as a celebration of last year’s $100 million movies… After yesterday’s similar presentation with Fox’s CEO Jim Gianopulos which just turned into a “3-D! 3-D! The industry’s good! Especially 3-D! Theaters are great!” theater-owner wankfest with no footage I figured this morning was going to be more of the same. Then I showed up and hear I lost out on seeing some POTTER, SHERLOCK and TERMINATOR clips by about 30 minutes and wasn’t pleased. So, apologies for that. I hear that the footage felt like they were PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEANing it a bit, focusing on the humor and the action, which is to be expected with a trailer in the first place, but also feels in line with Moriarty’s great set visit reports. Haven’t heard anything about Potter or Terminator. If you were there and want to give us a detailed look and opinion, email me and I’ll relay to the masses. While the sneaky WB footage was going on, I was early in line for the Disney presentation, which has a fair amount of news and some interesting things screened. Also keep an eye out towards the end of the piece that has some info about AVATAR and a few 3-D tidbits from RealD's president Joshua Greer. Much like the entire ShoWest so far, the focus was on 3-D, so you’ll see that dominating this report. I’m going to hit you with some quick nuggets of the news and then write a little more in-depth on the footage screened, art shown, etc. Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group President Mark Zoradi walked us through their upcoming line-up and declared that with the current growth of 3-D screens that we’re soon to see our first 3-D exclusive wide release, but wouldn’t specify just how soon “soon” was. - Disney/Pixar has 17 theatrical 3-D movies coming out between 2009 and 2012. - Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are going to be re-released in 3-D on October 2nd, 2009 for a limited 2 week run. He indicated it’d be a double feature, but I’m unsure if that means there’ll be one charge for both movies. - They will premiere the Toy Story 3 trailer on this release and it’ll be the only place you can see the trailer in 3-D. - Toy Story 3 will release on June 18th, 2010. - TOY STORY 3… They showed a piece of artwork from Toy Story 3 that I hadn’t seen before. It was kind of a haunting image, actually. Woody has his back to us, overlooking Andy’s room. Woody’s head hangs low. Andy’s room is now a teenager’s. There’s a hill of dirty clothes in the middle of the room, a guitar in one corner, car posters on the wall, etc. No toys to be seen except for Woody himself. Like I said, a sad image. - BEAUTY & THE BEAST… Disney is putting out the first 3-D hand drawn animation title from their collection in theaters next year. Beauty & The Beast will be released February 12, 2010 in 3-D. - They showed the opening number, Belle, in 3-D. It didn’t seem quite finished, some digital artifacts evident on some of the background characters. However, I think it looked fabulous. It felt like an evolution of the multi-plane glass process Disney pioneered. It didn’t feel like the Viewmaster version of Beauty & The Beast. Belle had real dimension when she spun around. In short, it felt natural. I’d love to see them visit their other classics, like Sleeping Beauty or Pinocchio if they can turn out as beautiful as this seemed. - A CHRISTMAS CAROL… they didn’t have anything in 3-D, but they did run the 2-D in production reel, which didn’t have any footage, but a lot of art and still shots. I was lucky enough to visit the Beowulf offices way back in ’06 seeing how they were developing that film. When I was there, I saw a lot of similar art and photo-real snapshots of the characters. They translated almost exactly, so I’m really confident in saying this one looks pretty damn good. It’s dark, the tone bleak and scary. The different Jim Carreys were radically different, the one looking the most like him being Scrooge, who is angular, fierce looking and covered with liverspots and old man skin. The other ghosts we can see were a jolly young Santa Claus looking dude and a child floating in mid-air. The art was very bleak, Victorian England, of course. But some of it looked nightmare inducing, so that’s right up my alley. Count me excited. - ALICE IN WONDERLAND… Again, no footage, but they showed some art and announced that not only will the film be released in 3-D, but also IMAX 3-D, which I believe will be a first for the company. - Remember this photo that leaked out of Depp as the Mad Hatter? Yep, that’s him in the movie. - We also got a look at the Cheshire Cat and boy is it awesome. It’s like they Joker-ized him. That grin is unnatural, razor sharp and way, way too big. Color-wise, he was gray with a light blue stripes. - We also got a look at some art of the Queen of Hearts (Helena Bonham Carter)’s castle, which was great. It has a touch of Burton, but not nearly EDWARD SCISSORHANDS crazy architecture. It actually looked a little like the Disney Castle, but the middle was rounded in the shape of a heart. It wasn’t super obvious that’s what it was, but that’s definitely the intention. - Then they showed a trailer for the shitty looking G-FORCE about a team of guinea pig agents. Great cast, though… Will Arnet, Bill Nighy, etc. - TRON 2… No new footage, but they did show the Comic-Con trailer (which I reported about here) in 3-D. Yeah, it works, but I wasn’t as impressed with the footage the second time around. The Young Flynn stuff gets me all goosebumpy, though. Can’t wait to see what they make with this. Zoradi said Disney was excited about it and that they considered it a giant Disney 3-D tentpole film, so we know they’ll give it that support. - The title was indeed just TRON, not TRON 2 or TR2N. Pete Docter then took the stage and introduced 45 minutes of UP, which has screened and been covered before, so I won’t repeat that coverage, but I will say that this is my third time seeing this footage and they got me to cry. Again. Fuckers. They did have a surprise bit of action footage from later in the film that hasn’t screened yet (still isn’t finished) that involved Carl and Russell escaping the bad guy, with a good 60 pissed off dogs chasing them down. The friendly dog (Doug) has a cone-collar on and tries to help them out. Carl’s still towing his house on balloons and what we get is a chase as Kevin (the bird) flips Carl and Russell onto his back and takes off. Doug tries to protect them from the mean dogs and gets thrown off the side of a cliff for his troubles. Don’t worry, he’s okay. I can tell you right now that UP is pushing all the right buttons for me. The action was intense, with moments of true suspense and true comedy thrown in at the right times. I can’t wait to see the full thing. Anyway, that was Disney. I followed that up with the Real D presentation that included CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS clips. I wasn’t all that impressed with what I saw. It looked fine and a lot less modern-referency than I expected, so maybe I’ll like the whole when I see it. I did get a chance to talk to RealD’s president, Josh Greer, who is a real geek like us, seems to be in love with his job. I asked him about Avatar and he said he’s seen much of it and that Cameron just got his first photoreal, finalized shots back from Weta and that they look incredible. He said not in an incredible effect kind of way, but that you really believe the 12 foot tall blue alien is a living, breathing creature giving a real performance. He also said it was costing $1.2 million a minute to build, execute and render the film. Cah-ray-zee! Did I mention I’m pissed that Cameron wasn’t there to show me such eye-ball invading footage? I also asked about RealD for the home entertaiment systems and he said it’s a very real thing that they’re exploring. The technology is already there, he said, but the problem is a cost one at the moment. Plus the current technology is for LCD sets, which are going to be extinct in the next 5 years. What about glassless 3-D? They’re at the beginning stages. He went into a lot of technical detail that I couldn’t repeat at all (it was a casual meet and greet), but he did say that it is possible and that he expects it to be a reality in less than 10 years. That’s about what I’ve done today. Up next is a screening of THE SOLOIST (and considering Downey was here for the Holmes footage –grumble-grumble—I expect him to pop up for that screening) and a Paramound dinner. Maybe we’ll get some surprise footage… TREK, TRANSFORMERS, JOE… a few options. I’ll be back later tonight if anything of interest pops up there. If not, tomorrow brings the Sony presentation! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • March 31, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by chuffsterUK

    April Fools suckers!

  • March 31, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    T4 footage

    by chuffsterUK

    Has confirmation of the REAL Sarah Connor pic from The Terminator being used.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Tron sequel

    by chuffsterUK

    Really not interested,original was poor,despite being groundbreaking at the time.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    No 'When in Rome' stuff from Disney, Quint?

    by Pennsy


  • March 31, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes looks meh....

    by TheWaqman

    There are some really bad signs about this movie. The poster looked like garbage, it's like they tried to make him look like a pimp or something. And also Guy Ritchie is directing...I don't know about this film yet. Avatar sounds great, but I need some footage now, words don't do anything anymore. Terminator, who gives a shit? Seriously, fuck it. Beauty and the Beast 3D. Fucking can't wait for that one. Also Alice in Wonderland in Imax 3D should fuck us all up. That will be fantastic, as long as it isn't like Charlie and the Shit factory remake, that was horrible.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    "I'll never give in. You killed my father!"

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    "No, Buzz. I *am* your father!"<p>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • March 31, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    It's hard to say without seeing any footage, but the pics from Alice didn't feel at all like the crappy Wonka remake. Thank God.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Man.....fuck 3D

    by OutlawsDelejos

    It's so unnecessary. That said, I can't wait for Beauty and the Beast to come back to the cinema, I saw that when I was young and it is still my favorite animation, now I can take my daughter. That rocks.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    This isn't an April Fools joke, is it?

    by zillabeast

    Very cool news. Can't wait to see what tomorrow holds.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    FUCK 3D

    by BYOBkenobi

    No one wants it, no one fuckin asked for it.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    TheWaqman's post.... translated

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    "There are some really bad signs about this movie. The poster looked like garbage, it's like they tried to make him look like a pimp or something."<p>TRANSLATION: I judge all movies by their posters. That new Star Trek movie looks shit, doesn't it? Have you seen the poster? FUCK THE TRAILER! Have you seen the poster or not?!<p>"And also Guy Ritchie is directing..."<p>TRANSLATION: I hate Guy Ritchie because he married a famous pop star and made some moderately successful movies. What a douche!<p>"I don't know about this film yet."<p>TRANSLATION: It's the poster, man! The poster! It's really confused the hell out of me!<p>"Avatar sounds great, but I need some footage now, words don't do anything anymore."<p>TRANSLATION: Where's the fucking poster for Avatar, eh? How am I meant to judge the thing without a poster?<p>"Terminator, who gives a shit? Seriously, fuck it."<p>TRANSLATION: Everyone else is getting excited for Terminator but not me. I've seen the poster and didn't like it. It's all about the poster.<p>"Beauty and the Beast 3D. Fucking can't wait for that one."<p>TRANSLATION: I have no idea why people think I'm gay.<p>"Also Alice in Wonderland in Imax 3D should fuck us all up."<p>TRANSLATION: Yeah, fuck that Terminator movie with all the explosions and robots. Bring on Alice In Wonderland though. I like 3D things. They pop out of the screen at you which makes me giggle.<p>"That will be fantastic, as long as it isn't like Charlie and the Shit factory remake, that was horrible."<p>TRANSLATION: Man, I hated that Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie. It wasn't in 3D and the poster was shit. It's all about the poster!

  • March 31, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Hey Chuffster

    by OutlawsDelejos

    It's the 31st in the states.

  • March 31, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    3-D is gonna be everywhere.

    by KidCthulhu

    If only for the simple fact that it makes movies harder to pirate...Get used to it, haters.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by TheWaqman

    Nice one. You just stretched out one joke in a really long post. I hope it didn't take you too long to write that one up. Embarrassing.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by AwkwardAvenue

    Sounds really cool. Im a big fan of the first two.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Latino Review had this up hours ago

    by nooneimportant

    this site is fucking slow. losers

  • March 31, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Real life is in 3-D...

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise


  • March 31, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by TheWaqman

    thanks for the answer. All I can do is hope. Unlike Willy Wonka, Alice has potential to work well with a Tim Burton twist. And the Cat sounds awesome. I'm still kind of iffy about Depp's Mad Hatter look, but I'm sure he'll pull off the performance.

  • March 31, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Ctrl + F, type Tron 2, and done.

    by Heckles

    Seconds wasted.

  • March 31, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    wait what are they doing with beauty & the beast?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Re-making the movie in 3D, or rereleasing the old movie 3d?

  • March 31, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Re-releasing old movie in 3D....

    by TheWaqman

  • March 31, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I am already SICK of 3-D!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>seriously, its a frakkin' gimmick, and it really doesn't add anything worthwhile to a good film. Only makes lesser films slightly more appealing to see.<br><br>And it DEFINITELY isnt worth the cost. That's why I just kept my glasses the first time I saw a 3D movie. Now I just buy a ticket to a cheaper film and walk into the 3D one - NO UPCHARGE!<br><br>but man, I'll really be happy when this fad dies... again.<br><br>

  • March 31, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    They may as well call it Tron 3D at this point.

    by BobbyMcPrescott

    I doubt whatever title they are considering makes any more sense, plus the fact that Tron 2.0 was an awesome video game sequel to the original already.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Avatar will fuck our eyes...

    by Kief_Ledger

    Until they gain the ability to talk and beg for mercy. Cameron IS god

  • March 31, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST


    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Can't wait for all the AVATAR wankers to begin posting heated talkbacks going "This is it?" "Thundercats Ho!" and "What the ****?" Soon. Soon.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    3D isn't going anywhere

    by natecore

    its even going to get me to pay more money to see Toy Story 1&2 and Beauty/Beast. Also Coraline was a perfect film for 3D. Go see it if you still have a chance. Give me 3D all the time. Granted I've yet to see a non-animated film in 3D.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Glassless 3-D!!!!!!!!!!

    by TheFarkMan

    I hope glassless 3-D gets here soon, even the new glasses give me headaches.

  • March 31, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    I thought Anne Hathawat was The Queen of hearts

    by Quin the Eskimo

    oh well, mild dissapointment

  • March 31, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    THUSSPAKESPYMUNJK..You forgot to

    by southafricanguy

    mention "fuck Cameron for not showing me everything now" and "THIS WILL BOMB!" ETC....You know...becos Cameron has no track record of taking big risks, and them paying off....*sarcasm mode deactivated*

  • March 31, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Waqman......I actually kind of like the Holmes

    by southafricanguy

    poster and i think it could be entertaining due to RDJ, but like you i dont really like ritchies style, and i dont trust him with Holmes. Also unfortunatly the script is nt too great.

  • March 31, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    and as the other guy did say

    by southafricanguy

    you cant judge a movie by its poster....

  • April 1, 2009, midnight CST


    by BadMrWonka

    don't listen to him, that was funny. the talkbackers with the most time on their hands to call out others are universally either the funniest or the lamest.<p>you sir, are one of the former.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    "also IMAX 3-D, which I believe will be a first for the company.

    by CerebralAssassin

    Not a first! Who can name the two movies Disney released in IMAX 3D? Hint: the director of both films is mentioned in this article.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    The 3D effect in Coraline was interesting.

    by Dingbatty

    Some of it was impressive, most of it made me feel cross-eyed, or as if something were blocking part of my periphery in the right eye. Does everyone experience this, or does one need perfect vision?<p> Anyhow, it seemed pretty much the same as the 3D I saw at Epcot back in 1986. It's really unnecessary.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Glad to read Toy Story going in the right direction.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    In TS1 and TS2 you could kind of feel where things were headed...the toys becoming irrelevant. This should be really good as now Woody (and Buzz) confront the fact that their kid is now grown.<BR><BR> Glad to see this back in Pixars hands. I feared Disney would make a generic sequel with no hint of the heart of the first two and where the story was going in the series.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    Midnight Cowboy and What About Bob?

  • April 1, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Heres the thing i dont get about all the people

    by southafricanguy

    complaining about 3d, if you dont like it or it affects you negatively, then you dont have to watch movies in 3d if you dont want. All the big 3d movies coming out will be shown in both 2d and 3d. Thus as a film goer you can have your pick.

  • April 1, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Is nt that the general idea?

    by southafricanguy

  • April 1, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    If Andy's a Teenager then he collects

    by ThePilgrim

    Horror and Adventure and Comic related Action Figures, props and collectibles. It would be even sadder to see him spending most of his time online blogging, reading movie news review sites, going to youtube to watch people do dumbshit for attention, and playing online video games all day. Yeah were is the scene where Woody walks into the room and Andy is jerking off to some FlashPorn Movie Website. Toy Story 3: Andy and the Web Based Porn Machine of Doom!

  • April 1, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I wrote Toy Story 3!

    by Orionsangels

    When AICN was doing the Toy Stoey 2 thread 10 years ago. I said the story of Toy Story 3 is going to be that Andy grew up and abandons the toys, now they must find a new owner. Probably not hard to predict, but aw well. I said that and its in the AICN archives somewhere and I think I deserve a writing credit.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by Blood Simple

    where is LCD technology going?

  • April 1, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    RealD, 3-D, IMAX-3D

    by Bjornegar

    Whatever you call it, it's a gimmick, and it's a distraction. Cameron, Speilberg, Zemeckis, whoever, can tout it all they want. Modern-day PT barnum's, but without the cred. When I've seen a John Ford vista, I've never thought to myself, "You know, this really would be better if that cloud were puffier."<P> But, whatever. The young'uns love it, they say. And we're slaves to the tastes of malformed children.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I need a 3-D Pinocchio!

    by Bjornegar

    Because I'm a fucktard.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Comments on Sherlock Holmes poster

    by CaseyMcCall

    Everybody can see that poster is just a quickly thrown together piece for conventions so they can show something. A child can see that is not final artwork.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    BJORNEGAR..But dude dont you think

    by southafricanguy

    there is a reason why all the top dirctors (you left out Peter Jackson and Ridly Scott on your list of directors touting 3d) are so excited by this tech and are now all getting on board and making 3D movies. I have no vested interest in 3D nor have I ever even seen a 3D movie for that matter. But im willing to concede that the most of the top directors in the world know something I dont.....just saying

  • April 1, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by Bjornegar

    Um, no, because I don't consider a single one of those to be "top directors." They're "commercial directors," so I expect them to tow the commercial line. If that were "black-n-white and sub-titled," I'll betcha Cameron would be remaking CITIZEN KANE in French and calling it ROSEBUD. I can't say it any better than Roger Ebert in his review of MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, so I'll just refer you to<P> When Scorsese or Bahrani or the Coens start pimping three-dimensional CGI, I'll issue a public "my bad."

  • April 1, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • April 1, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • April 1, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Passion of the Christ in 3D!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • April 1, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Just because...

    by TheFutureDirector

    A director makes "commercial" product doesn't mean he's inferior to directors of Oscar-grabbing "merit"; most of the previously mentioned directors have found a balance between artistry and blockbusters. <p><p>Now, if we wanna talk about Michael Bay, Rob Cohen, Brett Ratner... I'd say those types qualify as the shallow, studio-happy, "commercial"-only directors.

  • April 1, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    If TRON 2 sucks......

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...I will cry. A whole year long.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Oh, and let me add this. FUCK 3D!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    As long as I have to wear fucking glasses over my glasses: FUCK 3D!!!!

  • April 1, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    3D is not easily downloaded and enjoyed at home

    by Professor_Monster

    with the projection and glasses = this is what studios are turing to it now.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    Hathaway is indeed in the movie, but playing the White Queen, not the Queen of Hearts.

  • April 1, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    You're not on here enough anymore sirrah. Yes we know why. Still--the site suffers some w/you your Movie of the Day type contributions. You know I'm right.

  • April 1, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Classic Disney movies in 3D without its director's consent?

    by Bodenland Unbound

    Let the classics be what they are! Don't bastardize them!

  • April 1, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    BJORNEGAR....could nt disagrre with you

    by southafricanguy

    more, just becos a director is a genre director and makes populist movies does not make them any less artists than the directors you mentioned. That is just arty film arrogance. I would argue that its harder to make good genre movies that appeal to a mass audiance while having those movies maintain intelligence and quality. The ability to do this does indeed make directors like Jackson, Cameron, Spielberg, ridly Scott top directors (if you dont like their work or what they do then more power to you my friend, but that is strictly your personal opinion, within the industry and in fan boy circles these guys are certainly considered top directors) I think (and this is just my opinion) that its easierto be vauge and obtuse or arty with a movie, just like its far easier to make really dumb blockbusters (Bay, Sommers etc..) Its way more difficult to strike that perfect balance ala the dark knight, Aliens, jaws, aww the list just goes on.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    And i also think you are very wrong about

    by southafricanguy

    saying that many of those directors only toe the commercial line. Did Jackson do that when he took a massive gamble with the LOTR trilogy? Or what Cameron's doing with Avatar (which is extremely risky) and those are just two examples off the top of my head dude.

  • April 1, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Oh and just btw...those uncommercial film

    by southafricanguy

    directors you like so much, many of them highly respect guys like Spielberg and Cameron. Dont believe me? Just check around for quotes/stories from Tarantino, Soderbergh, Danny Boyle, Kubrick etc concerning said directors...

  • April 1, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I want Fritz the Cat 3D and Cool World 3D too

    by Gorgomel

  • April 1, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    "Alice In Wonderland" Title LOGO

    by KenT_TBJ

    This is ""Alice In Wonderland" Title LOGO from Showest presentation.

  • April 1, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Now if the stuff Andy collects now comes to life

    by terry1978

    That could be pretty cool. Think about the crap you as a teenager are into, and envision it being alive....yeah.

  • April 1, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    so are we going to see a better quality...

    by Cap'n Jack

    bootleg of that tron footage now??? Please?

  • April 1, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    You can't just call it Tron Disney guys!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    It has to be Tron 2 or TR2N.

  • April 1, 2009, noon CST

    3D hand drawn?

    by supertoyslast

    Assuming this isn't an April Fool's, how the hell is that going to work? Live action and CG in 3D - even where it was originally shown in 2D - I can understand. But isn't 2D in 3D going to look a little off? I swear that one day we're going to look back at 2D movies being transformed into 3D and see it as being as bad as colourising black and white movies.

  • April 1, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Bjornegar, please...

    by TurdontheRun

    that was the most hoplessly naive and downright ignorant nonsense I've read in quite a while. You dismiss Spielberg, Jackson, Cameron, et al. as 'commercial ' directors, and the 3D process as Barnum gimmickry. Newsflash for you pal; The Coens, Scorsese, etc. are 'commercial' directors as well - they make movies to be seen and make a profit from as well (Scorsese in particular has spent the last 10 years making glossy, oscar bait pictures, a trend which shows no sign of abating with this year's Shutter Island.) They ain't JD salinger types, son. The term 'commercial' director is one of the biggest misnomers out there, usually perpetuated by uppity snobs who have NO idea about working in the film industry whatsoever. So, it was some value judgment about the 'artistic' merit of these filmmakers, then, as 'commercial' equals bad in your book, eh? Spielberg, Cameron, etc. are all respected storytellers that happen to make big mass audience films - they also have a point of view, and are of a different order than hacks like Bay, Ratner, McG, etc.<p>Rant Part 2: The 3D process is decidely NOT a gimmick. If you'd bothered to educate yourself, instead of regressing to luddite ignorance, you'd realise that this could be something VERY significant indeed for the film industry. What Cameron and the top guys are attempting (ie. leaving aside hack work like journey to the center of the earth, my bloody valentine 3D, etc.) is a very studied and considered thing. Human beings process the world in 3 dimensions already, so a 3rd dimension for a visual art like cinema is entirely appropriate and in fact can help process visual data and facilitate involvement on a greater level. Even more significantly, films like Avatar are going to be game changers because they could even alter the entire language of cinema, as certain compositions and flow of images from shot to shot will be have to be re-evaluated in 3D. Cameron has talked up all this stuff endlessly - guess you thought it was just fucking flying crap poking you in the eye, eh? no, it points toward a further immersive experience. Would you be the type sitting in the early 20th century bemoaning the gimmickry of sound and then colour? I'll bet you would. And yes, if Ford were alive today, he may very well have filmed his landscapes in 3d. Film is a sensory experience and many filmmakers of all types will be following suit - this WILL become the norm, and people like you will continue to look very foolish indeed. Of course, you'd be interested if those starving artists types got into it wouldn't you? why, exactly? what's the difference between what they would be using it for, and people like Speilberg, Cameron? nothing at all - becuase, despite the pleasues of pure spectacle (not to be discounted except by tools who look down on The Great Unwashed), all of the above are using this tech as a storytelling device, not as fucking gimcrackery. Now away with you back to - I've seen too many of your type online before.<p>p.s. invoking roger ebert is a very bad call. although an iconic critic, his thoughts are frequently muddled and inconsistent. I seem to recall he slated digital video (again, out of luddite ignorance like yourself), then recanted upon seeing a film properly presented in such a format. Expect him to say something completely the opposite about 3D when something like Avatar is released.

  • April 1, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Woody better run from that alive pocket pussy

    by ThePilgrim

    Andy hides under his bed. <P> Or the Mcfarlane 18 inch Army of Darkness Ash that's going to fuck Woodys sheep girl and that S-mart shotgun he'll use to blow Woody into chunky monkey clumps. <p> What if Ash reads from the book... Possessing all the horror props and toy with evil. Toy Story 3 is Pixar had nads... <P>Andy complusingly jerking it to internet porn, getting all fat from the non movement the computer and video games have caused him. Woody's girl getting shafted by the Chin. Mr. Potato head finding Andys weed stash and getting based, Toy Ash reading from the book of the dead turning everything evil.. <P> Also the whole outgrown his toys plot. <P> They made a movie about that staring a toaster, an electric blanket, and vacuum cleaner. <P> Maybe you heard of it. It's called The Brave Little Toaster. It came out in 1987

  • April 2, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    LCD extinct in 5 years?

    by The McPoyle Clan

    What is going to replace it? Plasma is being dropped like a hot potato. OLED is still a high-cost wet dream that's been going on for at least 5 years.

  • April 2, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    goddamn, is everything going 3d?

    by HerbWestAustin

    I'm getting sick of Disney and their shenanigans. They shamelessly promote themselves all over ABC. it gets old real quick.

  • April 5, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by laterator

    I was wondering when they were going to do the classics like Toy Story in 3D. It's just a matter of loading the archived scene files and re-rendering everything with 3D camera settings. Probably 50% of everything that comes out of Hollywood is re-cycled material anways. So it stands to reason they would re-cycle a 3D animated movie in 3D. I like 3D movies. It made Beowulf more enjoyable than it would be otherwise. If it's a good movie, I would consider seeing it again in 3D. But, if it's a crappy movie, 3D isn't going to open my wallet. Especially since they are likely to drown us in this stuff next year.

  • April 6, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    I just found this out today...

    by jun2san

    ...that Alice in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll for his 10-year old girlfriend. "Why don't you have a seat over there."