The rumors have been circulating for months, but nothing resembling any sort of an official announcement until yesterday.

On yesterday’s Ellen show, host Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that Finding Nemo is getting a 3D re-release.  She then proceeded to show a “preview” (you have to see the video for this one) telling us it’s going to be a bit shorter than its original release due to some “updating”.  Of course this was simply her being funny for the sake of the audience, but it would have made the film much shorter!

So, here’s what the re-release for upcoming Disney and Pixar films (that have been converted to 3D) looks like:

Beauty and the Beast 3D – January 13 2012
Finding Nemo 3D – September 14, 2012
Monsters, Inc. 3D – January 18, 2013

And finally, Monsters University 3D (the prequel to Monsters, Inc.) will have it’s theatrical debut on June 21st, 2013

I’ll be interested to see how Beauty and the Beast looks after its 3D conversion, but I really feel that Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. should do well since they were entirely computer animated to begin with.

What’s your take on this?
Will you go see any of the 3D re-releases, or are you holding out until Monsters University (which is being made for 3D)?