Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2009 a golden year for 3-D movies

With Disney’s “Up” and “G-Force,” DreamWorks Animation’s “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” among others, 2009 has been a milestone year for 3-D movies in the theater.
Potentially the biggest of them all, Fox’s “Avatar,” written and directed by James Cameron, comes out Dec. 18.
David Lenihan of San Francisco has compiled a pretty comprehensive list of “new generation” 3-D movies for his blog. The list includes movies made for RealD or Dolby 3D. There were five such movies last year and 15 expected in 2009. See the list at David’s Blog.
Next year, 13 movies in 3-D are scheduled to be released in theaters, including Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Disney’s “Toy Story 3” and “Tron Legacy.”
An even more comprehensive list of 3-D movies is maintained by Andrew Woods. His list is at The Illustrated 3D Movie List.
These lists provide a good indication of the 3-D content that’s going to be available when 3-D TV and 3-D Blu-ray Discs are available for the home starting next year.
Check out my story on 3-D TV at Investors.com.

Photo: Still from Disney’s “Tron Legacy” (2010)

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