Disney is updating the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast. Producer Dan Hahn and directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale–the filmmakers behind the 1991 feature film—are using the original computer files to create a new Disney 3-D version of the film. The new version will be released in 2010. It will be the studio’s 11th 3-D feature set for release between 2009-10.
“By going back to the original animation files, which have been carefully archived for 17 years, and using the separate background, effects and character animation elements, we’re able to come up with a fun and unique 3-D experience for existing and new fans of the film,” Hahn said.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter