Everyone knew this was going to happen, right? With the success of “The Lion King,” it was bound to happen.

Disney has just released news that more of their classic animated films will be re-released to theaters in 2012 and 2013. “Beauty and the Beast” will premiere January 13, 2012; Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” will premiere September 14, 2012; Disney/Pixar’s “Monster’s Inc.” will premiere January 18, 2013, with the prequel, “Monsters University,” premiering in Disney Digital 3D June 21, 2013; and “The Little Mermaid” premieres September 13, 2013.

“Great stories and great characters are timeless, and at Disney we’re fortunate to have a treasure trove of both,” said President of Walt Disney Studios Alan Bergman. “We’re thrilled to give audiences of all ages the chance to experience these beloved tales in an exciting new way with 3D – and in the case of younger generations, for the first time on the big screen.”

Great stories and great characters are timeless, it’s true, but it’s also true that “The Lion King” re-release made $80 million in two weeks.

What do you think about this news? We all know this is a way for the studio to make money on tried-and-tested films without the risk of making a new film that could be a success or a flop, but do you think these films will have the same monetary success as “The Lion King” had? Sound off below.

The Little Mermaid 3D

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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