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DEG Touts Flood of Blu-ray 3D Releases for Holidays

Early adopters of the home 3D format will finally have something to rejoice about this coming holiday season. Now, they can finally stop re-watching those bundled copies of Coraline, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and How to Train Your Dragon, or the copies of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Monster House they purchased.  DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, which represents the home entertainment industry, including studios, consumer electronics manufacturers, IT companies, and music labels, announced this week a flood of Blu-ray 3D titles arriving at retail for the holiday season. Among the releases are 10 titles on Blu-ray 3D arriving November 16, just in time for Black Friday.

There will be 36 titles  available through the end of the year and dozens more already slated for release in 2011. The releases include titles from AIX Records, DreamWorks Animation, Giant Screen Films, Image Entertainment, IMAX Corporation, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The releases will be supported by a nationwide promotional campaign by retailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, HHGregg, Kmart, Radio Shack, Sears, Sixth Avenue Electronics, Target and Walmart.

Unfortunately, what is probably the most hotly anticipated 3D title of them all, Avatar, will remain an exclusive for the foreseeable future, coming bundled with Panasonic 3D hardware.

Below is a list of Blu-ray 3D titles announced through the end of the year:

  • Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Despicable Me (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Clash of the Titans (Warner Home Video)
  • The Polar Express (Warner Home Video)
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • Open Season (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) IMAX: Space Station (Warner Home Video)
  • Monster House (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Deep Sea (Warner Home Video)
  • Cats and Dogs 2 (Warner Home Video)
  • Step Up 3D (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Under the Sea (Warner Home Video)
  • Piranha 3D (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • AIX Records 3D Music Album Demo & Calibration Disc (AIX Records)
  • Goldberg Variations Acoustica (AIX Records)
  • IMAX: Dinosaurs Alive! (Image Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (Image Entertainment)
  • IMAX: Into the Deep 3D (IMAX) Samsung Exclusive
  • IMAX: Wild Ocean (Image Entertainment)
  • Mozart (AIX Records)
  • Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Giant Screen Films)
  • The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)


  • Avatar (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) Panasonic Exclusive
  • Shrek The Whole Story (DreamWorks Animation) Samsung Exclusive
    • Shrek
    • Shrek 2
    • Shrek the ThirdShrek Forever After
  • Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Sony Electronics Exclusive*
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3D (DreamWorks Animation) Samsung Exclusive
  • Monsters v. Aliens (DreamWorks Animation) Samsung Exclusive
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) Panasonic Exclusive
  • Bolt (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Sony Electronics Exclusive
  • Coraline (Universal Studios Home Entertainment) Panasonic Exclusive
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) (Lionsgate) Best Buy Exclusive
  • IMAX: Galapagos 3D (IMAX) Samsung Exclusive

*Will also be available at retail

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