Disney has announced that they will be releasing a 3-D version (Disney Digital 3-D) of it's smash hits Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on October 2, 2009 and February 12, 2010 respectively. The announcement was made by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. The re-release of the two films will lead up to the release of Toy Story 3, which will also be in a state of the art 3-D film. John Lassiter, chief creative officer for Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will be overseeing the creative aspects of the conversions.
Cook was quoted as saying, "We are committed to bringing moviegoers the best and most exciting 3-D movie experience, and we think they're going to love seeing Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and all the wonderful 'Toy Story' cast of characters in an eye popping and dazzling way. John Lasseter and the animation team are putting all their passion and hard work into making this the greatest 3-D experience yet, and we're excited to share their efforts with audiences everywhere. The 'Toy Story' films and characters will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we're so excited to be bringing this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way thanks to the latest in 3-D technology. I am sure that this is going to be nothing short of fantastic and people are going to be blown away by the experience. With 'Toy Story 3' shaping up to be another great adventure for Buzz, Woody and the gang from Andy's room, we thought it would be great to let audiences experience the first two films all over again and in a brand new way. 3-D offers lots of great new possibilities for the art of animation and we will continue to use this new technology to tell our stories in the best possible way."