It was only a matter of time before we started seeing older Pixar films re-released in 3D. Thanks to Screen Daily we've learned that Ratatouille and The Incredibles are currently being prepped for a 3D release. These are my two favorite Pixar films, but I still don't think I am going to pay the money to see them in 3D. Pixar’s director of 3D production Josh Hollander had this to say in a statement about The Incredibles:
“Right now we’re working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I’m not sure what the release strategy for it will be. It’s been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film was released 10 years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make.”
He then goes on to talk about Ratatouille, saying,
“We have a version of Ratatouille, which works really well in 3D and we’re trying to figure out exactly what the release strategy for that will be."
These films will be released after the 3D reissues of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc. Hollander then shares his general thoughts on 3D and the audience's attitude on it, saying,
“I think that we as an industry may have lost some of our audience for 3D with releases that didn’t beg for the medium or didn’t warrant the medium or didn’t use the median in a nuanced and sophisticated and comfortable way. I think it’s possible that we drove some folks away from 3D with the higher ticket price or whatever else. But I also think that as the industry settles on a more nuanced approach, I really hope and believe that the audiences will return.”
I'm still not big on watching movies in 3D. It doesn't really add to the experience for me on most films. If 3D movies just went away I wouldn't miss them.