Lion King 3D, Roger Rabbit 2 Updates

Talking with Empire Online, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn gave some updates on quite a few animated-related projects:

The Lion King 3D

Along with “Beauty and the Beast”, Disney mega-hit “The Lion King” will also be getting a 3D conversion and re-release. “I’m actually trying to work out a 3D conversion of ‘The Lion King.’ I’ll be doing that when I go back to the States in a couple of weeks. it’s going to be spectacular – we will do a good job for ya!” says Hahn.

Roger Rabbit 2

Last year it was reported that Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman were penning a sequel to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. So is it still going to happen? “Yeah, I couldn’t possibly comment. I deny completely, but yeah… if you’re a fan, pretty soon you’re going to be very, very, very happy” says Hahn.

The Snow Queen

Hahn confirmed that Disney has essentially scrapped this project for the time being – “it’s actually been tabled right now, it’s on the low shelf – we can’t reach it! But seriously, we don’t have the story. it’s a bit like ‘Beauty And The Beast,’ which sat there for years. We cracked ‘Beauty’ finally by putting in the objects and creating more plot. ‘The Snow Queen’ we’ve had a lot of trouble with and I’ve spent years on it. I love it and I think it’s one of the last great fairy tales. it’s kind of crappy that it’s just sitting there right now.”

Maleficent

Tim Burton’s revisionist take on “Sleeping Beauty” is still a go, but not for some time – “‘Maleficent’ is a way off and it’s a little too early to talk about it, except to say that it’s happening.”