Originally Posted by Deviation
3D? I think I'm going to puke...
In principle I don't support "conversion" 3D from 2D sources. However, since the 2D original will be there right along side the 3D conversion, I'd be willing to see how good/bad it looks before making a final judgement about Disney's conversion of Lion King (and Beauty and the Beast). Disney often tries to get the original animators to approve/work on processes like this so with luck the conversion may be a good one.
Reports from those who have seen Beauty and the Beast 3D conversion are that it's spectacular, and rivals native stereo 3D despite being derived from a 2D source. If that's true that's good news, and The Lion King should fare as well.
The quality of conversion 3D is probably similar to digital-noise-reduction: Companies like Disney can spend $$$ to do "LOWRY" quality conversion on premiere titles, while everyone else slaps "DNR" qualtiy conversion on BD3D and tries to make a buck for the uninformed.
At the very least, all 3D packages will include the original 2D version so much like a new audio mix, as long as the original is there for purists, no harm done.