3D is Key at Comic-Con Thursday Panels

3D is makings its presence felt at Comic-Con this year with industry firsts and some of the convention’s most anticipated new footage.

Disney Studios is kicking off the 3D festivities on Thursday, July 23 at 11am with the first-ever 3D panel. Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and Tron are all expected to have clips screened for the first time in public, and more importantly for the studio, for the first time in digital 3D.

Immediately afterward, Fox and James Cameron will unveil Avatar in sprawling Hall H to approximately 6500 lucky attendees, also in 3D. Within a couple hours Comic-Con will go from never having screened 3D footage to four films previewed in the third dimension.

Disney’s Comic-Con schedule also confirms that Beauty and the Beast is returning in a new 3D format on February 12, 2010, and Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D are slated for October 2.

If you are planning on attending the Disney 3D panel or Fox’s Avatar panel then you had better get there early. As in days early.

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