"Following the 3D re-releases of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc., Josh Hollander (Pixar's Director of 3D Production) stated that the studio is currently working on the 3D re-release of The Incredibles and Ratatouille while speaking at the 3D Creative Summit. In an article via ScreenDaily, Hollander shares some insight as well as discusses the challenges the team is facing with 3D technology.
“Right now we’re working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D....It’s been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film was released 10 years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make...We have a version of Ratatouille, which works really well in 3D and we’re trying to figure out exactly what the release strategy for that will be.”
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In the article Hollander also discusses some of the new technologies that Pixar Animation Studios is exploring: High Frame Rate, Ultra High Definition 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Details surrounding Pixar's next feature film, Inside Out, have still been kept pretty much under wraps - though Hollander did mention that he and his team are working on the 3D for the film he describes as "pure magic."
“We’re looking at how translucency and opacity is used, which plays really well in 3D...There’s not much more I can share about it but it will build upon our use of 3D, supporting ‘emotions’ and emotional moments.”
While the details are vague, it was nice to be reminded of the hard work that is going into Inside Out, which is set for a theatrical release in June 2015." -Pixar Post
Do you think Pixar will do more 3D remakes? They still haven't done 'WALL-E' and 'A Bug's Life'. So get ready to pop the popcorn for 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille' again!