Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Monsters, Inc." 3D Moved Up, "Peabody" Pushed Back

Disney has moved the 3D re-release of Pixar's Monsters, Inc. up a month. Originally slated to open on January 14, 2013, the re-release is now opening on December 19, 2012.

This move is certainly interesting. While it's nice to have the film re-released in time for the holidays, it'll also have to compete with Rise of the Guardians and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Perhaps it could've had more room to breathe in January, but I'm glad we're getting it sooner. It's also coincidental how the film first opened in late 2001, around the same time The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring came out. How time flies...

Yesterday, DreamWorks Animation moved the release date for Mr. Peabody & Sherman back a month. It is set to debut on Christmas Day 2013, which was an incredibly smart decision on DreamWorks' part. The previous date, November 8th, would've been a mistake. The film would be in a whirlpool with Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney's Frozen. It would've had to put up a good fight, so with a Christmas Day release, it has more room to breathe plus it can do well.

What do you think of these release date changes?

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