Pixar's eighth masterpiece, Ratatouille, is being prepared for a theatrical 3-D re-release. The studio's stereoscopic supervisor, Bob Whitehill, revealed this publicly for the first time while discussing his work on 3-D for Toy Story 3.
"Ratatouille is one [film] that we’re exploring doing [3-D conversion on] and Brad Bird is very open to some changes, you know, some very subtle changes but slight reframings," he said in part. His complete comments, taken from a video interview with U.K. movie blog HeyUGuys released yesterday, are found here.
Confession: I've known about Ratatouille getting the 3-D treatment since my visit to Pixar in the spring, but was asked not to mention it until it was made public by the studio. But I hinted at it in this post.
Digital 3-D conversions take considerable time, so we're probably still years away from seeing 'Rat' in 3-D. As with 'TS3', Ratatouille doesn't need the 3-D —not at all— but I'm of the opinion anything that gets Pixar's classics back on the big screen is a good thing.
What do you think?