Do you know how to rekindle the magic? Disney does! I have fallen in love with Lion King all over again with The Lion King 3D coming to theaters for a limited two week engagement starting September 16. I was on the edge of my seat watching in wonderment as my favorite characters came to life again, after 17 years in the Disney vault.
We own The Lion King on DVD but there is something so nostalgic, loved and magical about the theater. This release of The Lion King 3D had me with goose bumps, sighing, gasping, and yes, crying in all the right places. As if this was my first time ever seeing Simba’s coming of age story, as a lion cub framed for the murder of his father.
It is amazing the megapixel technology the Walt Disney Animation Studio used to make The Lion King’s best loved and hated characters pop off the screen. Robert Neuman is the Stereoscopic Supervisor who determined the mark-ups from the original Lion King to create The Lion King 3D.
If you’re like me, you want to know how they did it. The truth is I don’t fully understand it, but the simplest explanation is there are three components to a hand drawn cartoon — the background, the scenery, and the characters. To create a 3D version the Stereo Artists shifted each component’s view separately to the right or left before joining the film together again making what was 2D into 3D Cinematography; that’s what the pluses and minuses you see above on the mark-up of Scar are all about. They do all of this while maintaining maximum viewing comfort and preserving the quality of the original film.
Here is the team you have to applaud for the new look of The Lion King:
You simply have to see The Lion King 3D in the theaters (maybe even more than once). Your children will ask and you’ll want to anyway, I promise! But there is a LIMITED TWO WEEK time frame to catch The Lion King 3D in the theaters starting September 16; check your local listings for availability.
However, when The Lion King 3D out of the theaters you’re not completely out of luck. Disney is letting you take home this vaulted classic on October 4, 2011 with a 4-disc Diamond Edition DVD combo pack – 3D, BluRay, DVD, and digital copy – rumor has it there is a 5th disc included with bonus features too. You can preorder from Amazon for only $30 with delivery on the day of release with two-day shipping. To view The Lion King in 3D in your own home you must have a 3D player, 3D television, and 3D glasses for all viewers; to view the BluRay version you must own a BluRay player.
Enjoy both releases because as you know The Lion King will return to the Disney vault again before you know it.
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