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Jon Turtletaub says Disney dismissed 3-D “Sorcerer’s” idea

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: These days, it appears studios are tripping over themselves to produce the next 3-D movie … and reap the benefits of increased ticket prices. But according to a high-profile director, one major studio isn’t that interested in the 3-D fad just yet: Disney.

Speaking at a press conference to promote “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” director Jon Turtletaub told Reel Rave that his initial pitch to the studio to film in 3-D was dismissed.

“They said, ‘Oh that’s silly. No one is doing 3-D, and that’s a waste of money,'” Turtletaub said, scoring huge laughs from the gathered crowds.

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Now, Turtletaub admits that meeting took place nearly three years ago, when he was very early in the process. And if the meeting were held today, Disney likely would be singing a different tune. For now, Turtletaub’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is playing everywhere in 2-D.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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