Disney Digital 3-D
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|Product type||Motion picture exhibition|
|Owner||The Walt Disney Company|
Disney Digital 3-D is a brand used by the Walt Disney Company to describe three-dimensional films made and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and shown exclusively using digital projection.
Disney Digital 3-D is not a presentation or a production format or technology. Films advertised as Disney Digital 3-D come from a number of sources, film, digital camera as well as animation software, and can be presented using any digital 3D technology, including RealD, Dolby 3D, XpanD 3D and MasterImage 3D. There is no specific handling involved.
Earlier Disney 3-D films 
Disney also produced 3-D films for its theme parks, including Disneyland's 3D Jamboree (1956), featuring the Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers and including Melody and Working for Peanuts; Magic Journeys (1982), Captain EO (1986), Muppet*Vision 3D (1991), Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994), It's Tough to Be a Bug! (1998), the film portion of Tokyo DisneySea's Magic Lamp Theater, and Mickey's Philharmagic (2003).
Title history 
The first Disney Digital 3D film was Chicken Little, released in late 2005. For the release, Disney collaborated with Real D to install RealD's 3D digital projection system featuring Christie CP2000 2K DLP projectors along with silver screens for 84 screens in US theaters.
The computer-animated Chicken Little was followed by a re-release of The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 20, 2006. Nightmare, a 1993 stop motion movie, was originally shot in 2D on 35-mm-film, the 3D version was generated by Industrial Light and Magic from this source using computer technology. And with the "smaller breast" 3D version of Knick Knack making this the first and only Disney movie not made by Pixar to be preceded with a Pixar short film.
The first live-action Disney Digital 3-D release was Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, released in 2008. In 2009, G-Force followed, marking the first scripted live-action 3D movie under the Disney Digital 3-D brand (as well as producer Jerry Bruckheimer's first 3D film).
On May 29, 2009, Disney released Pixar's Up, the first Pixar film to be presented in 3D. It was then followed by a 3D double feature re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on October 2, 2009, although neither of these films' animation was altered. As a result, subsequent Pixar films, such as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2, were released in Disney Digital 3D.
Two of Disney's traditionally-animated films were reissued with 3D conversions in 2011, The Lion King – released on August 26 internationally and on September 16 in North America - and Beauty and the Beast – limited to 13-day run in September at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles for North America, as well as short runs in New Zealand, Japan, Australia, India and Spain in 2010. These re-releases were being supervised by Don Hahn, who produced both films. Beauty and the Beast in 3D received a wider release in 2012.
List of Disney Digital 3-D films 
Feature films 
Original releases 
|Chicken Little||November 4, 2005|
|Meet the Robinsons||March 30, 2007|
|Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert||February 1, 2008|
|Bolt||November 21, 2008|
|Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience||February 27, 2009|
|Up||May 24, 2009|
|G-Force||July 24, 2009|
|A Christmas Carol||November 6, 2009|
|Alice in Wonderland||March 5, 2010|
|Toy Story 3||June 18, 2010|
|Tangled||November 24, 2010|
|Tron: Legacy||December 17, 2010|
|Gnomeo & Juliet||February 11, 2011|
|Mars Needs Moms||March 11, 2011|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||May 20, 2011|
|Cars 2||June 24, 2011|
|John Carter||March 9, 2012|
|The Avengers||May 4, 2012|
|Brave||June 22, 2012|
|Frankenweenie||October 5, 2012|
|Wreck-It Ralph||November 2, 2012|
|Oz the Great and Powerful||March 8, 2013|
|Iron Man 3||May 3, 2013|
|The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)||October 27, 2006
October 19, 2007
October 24, 2008
October 23, 2009
|Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999) double feature||October 2, 2009|
|The Lion King (1994)||September 16, 2011|
|Beauty and the Beast (1991)||January 13, 2012|
|Finding Nemo (2003)||September 14, 2012|
|Monsters, Inc. (2001)||December 19, 2012|
Short films 
Original releases 
|Title||Release date||Released with|
|Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales: Tokyo Mater||November 21, 2008||Bolt|
|Partly Cloudy||May 29, 2009||Up|
|Day & Night||June 18, 2010||Toy Story 3|
|Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation||June 24, 2011||Cars 2|
|Tangled Ever After||January 13, 2012||Beauty and the Beast 3D|
|La Luna||June 22, 2012||Brave|
|Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex||September 14, 2012||Finding Nemo 3D|
|Paperman||November 2, 2012||Wreck-It Ralph|
|The Blue Umbrella||June 21, 2013||Monsters University|
See also 
- List of 3D films
- 3D film
- Digital cinema
- Digital 3D
- RealD, Dolby 3D, Panavision 3D and XpanD 3D (presentation technologies)
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- Disney's Digital Cinema Portal
- Pixar Projection 3D D-Cinema
- "Disney Hatches Chicken Little in Digital 3D" (AWN, October 31, 2005)