In addition to that, both English and Spanish 2D versions are
up for pre-order in alternate DVD packaging editions. Special features and full specifications for each are not yet disclosed.
Amazon is also offering a $8 off coupon if you pre-order any version of the The Lion King on Blu-ray (including the 3D and The Lion King Trilogy) alongside a wide selection of Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs. All three versions of The Lion King will street on October 4th, 2011.
Update: Disney has just announced that the all new 3D version of The Lion King will be released in theaters on September 16, 2011. The two-week, 3D-only presentation is a planned wide domestic release—the biggest since the film's 1994 debut—and the film's first-ever 3D release. (5/27/11)
As someone who appreciates nice packaging and dislikes bad looking packaging, not only do I still hate this trend of putting the titles going down the left side of the packaging that they started with Bambi, but for the 3D versions, having the '3D' notation underneath them going horizantal just looks terrible.
But I have no real need or use for 3D right now, and since I already have the 2D Beauty and the Beast release, I'll just stick with that.
I would like to get all 3 movies, but again, the packaging does concern me a bit in terms of wanting my Disney Blu-Ray collection to look consistent. I have to see what the packaging inside looks like. Will they each have their own individual cases and slip covers? I hope so.
I too am worried about whether they will have individual cases on the box set, but you can always order cases if you really need too. I still have my individual crappy cases for the harry potter gift set I got a few years ago. I want all three movies, so ya. Especially lion king 2 I liked it a lot.
It's awesome titles like these from Disney that drive 2D AND 3D Blu-ray adoption. Disney seems to do everyhing with care. Just wait until you see the 3D conversion on Beast, it's a...Beauty. ;-)
I haven't seen Lion King in 3D yet, but if it's as good as Beast, I'm sure it will be excellent. It really helps that they still had all the layers of artwork saved in the computer using the CAPS system. Beauty and the Beast in 3D was released in theaters in New Zealand as the original theatrical version only. I'll be curious to see a breakdown of whether Beast and Lion King will contain both theatrical and special editions in 2D and/or 3D. As for questions about the trilogy packaging, they probably won't be individually packaged. The box simply appears to be too big for three Blu-ray cases, so it's probably similar to the Toy Story and Tron box sets. Beauty is a 5-disc, which means it should be identical to the previous set, with the exception of adding 3D, Lion King appears to be a 4-disc 3D set which leaves me to believe there is no special features disc separately...similar to Bambi.
Amazon has an $8 coupon to clip for both 3D Lion King and 3D Beauty and the Beast. $8 off each. I had to order them separate and check the "receipt" to be sure I had received both $8 coupons. When I initially did the "one-click," for some reason amazon only provided one $8 discount. I will hold on to this until the DMR coupons come out for each and compare the end price...
Lion King diamond edition for me and I actually have to catch up and buy Beauty & The Beast later on for my collection since my wife loves it. I love the Lion King though. haven't seen the second and the 1.5 movies, but i am debating whether or not just get the trilogy box.
car2nst - Target usually takes them regardless. I used the two $5 Tron 3D Legacy coupons from DMR (you can print them twice). Target automatically applied one to Tron 3D Legacy and the other to Tron. No need to ask - the computer at the register did it automatically.
I'm hoping for digital copies to start including a 3D version as well, since more and more portable gaming systems and phones are getting glasses-free 3D screens. I would love to start watching 3D movies on my Nintendo 3DS once they activate the ability to watch 3D movies on it. Also, I still don't understand the need for a DVD version if you're already grabbing the blu-ray. Just seems like a waste of packaging and material to me.
Pre-ordered all 3 to lock-in $8 off coupons, but I'll likely end up only going with the Lion King Trilogy and BATB 3D. I, too, am pretty curious to see how the 3D versions of these movies will look. At least they are also including 2D versions in case they aren't worthwhile.
the 3D version of Beauty and the Beast looks amazing, It was released theatrically in several international markets last year, presently the plan is to have it as a two week limited release in the us come august this year.
I saw when they screened a good portion of the movie at show west almost 2 years ago, and its beautiful.
Lion King 3D had several scenes converted to 3D back when real D was still be first tested in its first theatre enviorment(my work was the first commercial theatre have real back in 2005) and the scenes they showed in the Demo from Lion king looked amazing in particular the wildebeast stampeed.
As thatpictureguy mentions, the fact disney animated these with CAPS has played a nice little part in the how good these conversions have turned out.
I'll most likely get the trilogy set I suppose, since I adore The Lion King & The Lion King 2 (I like the Lion King 1 1/2 but just not as much as the first two). If the set doesn't have them in their own cases like with the 2004 DVD set, then I guess I'll just get The Lion King 3D case for The Lion King discs.
I can't find any information on the 3D Four-Disc Diamond Edition as far as whether or not it is in Blu-Ray or DVD packaging. All of the other releases specify this, but this particular edition doesn't. Anyone have any insight on this?
If you buy the Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray, there's a 1080p trailer for "The Lion King." It looks absolutely incredible. Traditional animation, to me, looks the best out of any genre on Blu-ray, especially the few that Disney has released so far. It looks like you're staring at the original drawing.
I didn't know The Lion King was a trilogy. I'll just get Beauty and the Beast 3D once the price comes down a bit. I hope it does. I'm waiting on several $35 3D movies right now (this site has a nice price tracking feature). I'd be less patient if I had a 3DTV. I just don't want to double dip when I eventually get one, so I don't buy 2D versions of 3D movies.
Man, I just bought Beauty and the Beast and Disney is making me double dip? LoLz. Well, I can't help but collect Disney movies like these. I don't have 3D anything, but I am starting to collect them regardless. Lion King wasn't much of a fav. for me, but I still have to collect it. Hoping DMR will give us $10 off coupons. I mean those $5 off of Tangled? That wasn't working man. It didn't even save on the tax.
Anyone hoping for consistency in Disney movie packaging can give up now. I've collected every Disney movie from the inception of DVD and every few years they change the packaging up. Just midstream, in the middle of a certain line - be it Diamond, Platinum, Gold, what-have-you - they start a whole new line with new cover art. Hell, I can remember the packaging from the very first VHS releases in the early 80s, and even then, they didn't last long.
A traditional, 2D animated film post-converted to 3D? I understand how you can post-convert a 2D film to 3D (tho it still looks like crap) because the images being filmed are themselves 3-dimensional & occupy space & provide depth, but a 2D animated film, no matter how spacious & large the drawings are, consists of nothing but flat images. How do they do this?
All I want is the 2D of the original film. I hope the upcoming Disney coupon will be used on that version because I do not want 3D shoved down my throat (the way the Tron coupon ONLY worked on 3D). I'm never buying a 3D TV nor am I buying a 3DBD player, so its a coaster disc as useless as a digital copy, at least I can watch the bonus DVD in rooms I don't have my BD player in.
I have yet to watch part 1 1/2 and 2, but I've heard they are not as bad as the other Disney sequels. I'm not sure if I should blind buy the Trilogy set or stick with the 3D Diamond Edition. Oh I just can't wait for this release!
Hell yeah! The Blu-ray King on Lion!... oops... The Lion King on Blu-ray!!!
The circle is complete. My favorite movie finally gets to reign over all other Blu-ray animation.
Best hand-drawn animation + Best songs/soundtrack = Winner!
The uncompressed LFE "BOOM" at the beginning & end will shatter windows and induce full-body goosebumps!
The throne awaits its King!
(oh yeah, I ordered both sets too; to address the topic at hand) HAKUNA MATATA
wow alot of you really dont know how the CAPS animation system works do you? The fact that the movies was done using CAPS is what has made it possible for B&B and aladdin to have such great 3D conversions. It amazes me how people just automaticly write something off as garbage when they havent even seen it yet.
I have seen B&B in 3D and scenes from Lion King in 3D and they look awesome. Millions of people saw Beauty and the Beast in 3D in theatres around the world and you will be very hard pressed to find any complaints on the quality.
And those of you complaining are acting like your being foreced to watch something you dont want to watch. guess what you dont want to watch it? fine then the 2D version is sitting right there as well. geesh people.
The two things Mickey Rat ( apologies to R Crumb ) excels in are evident here. Their ability to take a hit movie and milk it with endless crummy sequels and their ability to release an endless stream of gold, platinum and now diamond versions of the same film. Nobody can sheer the sheep like Disney. Thankfully my kid is grown so I could care less.
I am kind of surprised how popular the sequels are. I always thought Disney sequels (barring the occasional Toy Story sequels, which are Pixar anyways, and stuff like Fantasia 2000) were just cash-in sequels on VHS. I find it funny how many people balk at the idea of buying Alien Anthology, Back To The Future Trilogy and the upcoming Star Wars Complete Saga because of the idea of having to buy a film in the franchise they hate, but the Lion King trilogy is a no-brainer.
The Lion King sequels are widely regarded as some of Disney's best sequels; they actually put a lot of effort into them, even tough their budget was decimated compared to the original. Will definitely go for the boxset, huge thanks to Disney for not skipping the sequels in Blu like I thought they would.
The Lion King in 3D? THAT'S BULL SHIT that movie was never meant to be in 3D and those Squeals were shit total SHIT. Just get the Blu ray don't wast your money and even if you do watch it in 3D your really not gonna see any thing pop out because it was never meant to be seen in 3D to begin with this just gonna be just like clash of the titans it was its all about the cash people.
I am very curious to see what the 3D versions look like. I've heard good things. Unlike converting live action, they have separate layers for the moving objects, which would help, although it seems like background paintings would be harder to convert.
garyeakin couldnt be more wrong, this is nothing like the clash of the titans conversion.
dont believe me about B&B 3D just do an online search there are plenty of reviews of the theatrical release of B&B 3D where you can read about the quality.
got to love it when people bash something sight unseen.
and maybe do a little research about how these films were animated and how a 3D conversion of this is not the same as a conversion of a live action film like clash.
could anybody tell me if you pre order the lion king 3d from amazon right now at the $36.99 price. then you take the $8.00 off coupon for the total of $28.99. that if the pre order price goes down later does amazon still drop the price on your pre order? new at this so any information would be helpfull thanks have a nice day.