Little Mermaid will be coming out sooner than 2013. It was announced today that it will be one of the 4 movies to be re-released in 3D in 2012, which means a release at somepoint on blu-ray diamond edition just like lion king.
The Little Mermaid is my fave Disney movie, so it is definitely the Blu-Ray I am looking forward to the most. :) But just something I've been thinking about: Color-wise, I LOVE the platinum edition DVD. :) I like the colors all bright and the change to the sound, as opposed to the VHS editions and everything. As for BATB, which I also own, I noticed that Beauty and the Beast is substantially darker (on Blu) than the Platinum, but the trailers for Lion King and Cinderella, which I am also excited about this fall, I honestly cannot tell the difference. They look similar, which is good. My main thing is I want the Little Mermaid Blu to have VERY similar, if not identical, coloring and sound to the Platinum....which I sincerely hope is the case..... anybody else's opinions on this?
I read somewhere that the directors approved the higher-pitched audio and the new color transfer for Mermaid, so I hope they keep it the same. :) Cinderella looks amazing though, not dark at all, so here's to hoping!
They change the colors with each new release, so it's not gonna have the same colors as the PE. I agree that color-wise, Mermaid looked great, but there were some grainy shots that could have been dealt with better. I'm dying to see it in HD already. Just thinking how the Main Titles or Part of Your World or Under The Sea are gonna look gets me excited... It's really a breathtaking film.
Since Aladdin is coming in Spring 2013 and TLM is getting a September 2013 3D theatrical re-release, it's safe to assume that the BD will be released in the fall '13 in the same vein as TLK was released after its 3D engagement in 2011.