Hahn Says 3D Lion King in The Works

Disney animation producer Don Hahn has told a British film magazine that the studio will follow its 3D conversion of Beauty and the Beast with a stereoscopic version of The Lion King.

‘I’m actually trying to work out a 3D conversion of The Lion King. I’ll be doing that when I go back to the States in a couple of weeks,’ Hahn told Empire. ‘It’s going to be spectacular ‘ we will do a good job for ya! The technology is tremendous. We did A Nightmare Before Christmas a few years ago and Tim thought it was better than the original because it allows you to walk onto the set.’

The 3D version of Beauty and the Beast has been pushed back to some time in 2011, after originally being set to debut this past February. A new DVD edition and Blu-ray release of the movie, nominated for the best picture Oscar, is set to come out in October.

Hahn also said he’s involved with a sequel to the animation-live action pioneer Who Framed Roger Rabbit? And while he offered no details, he did drop a hint to Empire, saying that ‘if you’re a fan, pretty soon you’re going to be very, very, very happy.’