Beauty and the Beast Goes 3D

“Beauty and the Beast” producer Don Hahn and directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale are giving the 1991 Disney animated classic a Digital 3D makeover says the trades.

The project, Disney’s eleventh 3-D feature, will use the film’s original computer files to create a new Disney digital 3-D version.

Re-rendering the film is expected to take 10 months and will be handled in-house at Walt Disney Feature Animation.

A 2010 release is expected.