3-D films have existed in some form since the 1950s, but had been largely relegated to a niche in the motion picture industry because of the costly hardware and processes required to produce and display a 3-D film, and the lack of a standardized format for all segments of the entertainment business.
Nonetheless, 3-D films were prominently featured in the 1950s in American Cinema, and later experienced a worldwide resurgence in the 1980s and ’90s driven by IMAX high-end theatres and Disney themed-venues.
3-D films became more and more successful throughout the 2000s, culminating in the unprecedented success of 3-D presentations of Avatar in December 2009 and January 2010. Now there are many 3D releases each year. See the list below of 3D releases currently scheduled for 2011 and 2012. This list may change in release time depending on production. 3D has driven Box Office growth in Cinemas around the world since 2010.
|Jan 16||Lionsgate||Norm of the North|
|Feb 6||Universal||Seventh Son|
|Mar 27||Fox / DreamWorks Animation||The Penguins of Madagascar|
|May 15||Warner Bros.||Mad Max: Fury Road|
|Jun 5||Fox / DreamWorks Animation||B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations|
|Jun 5||Warner Bros. / New Line||San Andreas|
|Jun 12||Universal||Jurassic World|
|Jun 19||Disney||Inside Out|
|Jun 19||Fox||The Fantastic Four|
|Jul 17||Warner Bros.||Pan|
|Aug 14||Sony / Columbia||The Smurfs 3|
|Oct 9||Disney||The Jungle Book (2015)|
|Nov 6||Fox||Untitled Peanuts Film|
|Nov 25||Disney||The Good Dinosaur|
|Dec 18||Disney||Star Wars: Episode VII|
|Dec 23||Fox / DreamWorks Animation||Kung Fu Panda 3|