Toy Story 1 and 2 returning to theaters in 3D, plus updates on a boatload of new 3D projects

Scene from the original Tron
Scene from the original Tron

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On October 2nd, Disney/Pixar has scheduled a short-run release of the Toy Story films as a double feature, according to Screenrant. For two weeks the films will play in theaters.

This of course, is meant to lead up to the Lee Unkrich-directed Toy Story 3, slated for release on June 18, 2010, which sees the return of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends, who are unceremoniously dumped in a day-care center when their owner, Andy, departs for college.

And speaking of the 3D craze, here are updates on some of the boatload of 3D films coming your way from now through the next year or so.

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Piranha 3D (March 19, 2009)
Dimension | live-action | horror | Director: Alexandre Aja
A re-imagining of the cult ’70s aquatic horror, follows the story of a tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria, which unleashes prehistoric piranhas. Click on the image below, to see even more gory photos from the set at Fangoria.

Piranha 3D set photo
Piranha 3D set photo

The Final Destination a.k.a. Final Destination 4 (August 28, 2009)
Warner Bros. | live-action | horror | Director: David R. Ellis
In this sequel to the 2000 New Line cult hit, a teen’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, only to have Death come back to collect… with interest.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (September 18, 2009)
Sony | animation | comedy | Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film revolves around a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Check out the latest clip from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs below.

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A Christmas Carol (November 2009)
Disney | animation | fantasy | Director: Robert Zemeckis
A retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Avatar (December 18, 2009)
Fox | live-action | sci-fi | Director: James Cameron
Cameron’s coming epic follows a band of humans pitted in a pitched battle against a distant planet’s indigenous population.

3D footage of avatar, along with Tron 2, Alice in Wonderland and more, will premiere next week at Comic-Con 2009.

Alice in Wonderland (March 5, 2010)
Disney | live-action | fantasy | Director: Tim Burton
A retelling of the classic adventures of Alice, who falls into a magical world full of strange characters and darkness.

How to Train Your Dragon (March 26, 2010)
DreamWorks | animation | fantasy | Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
The film revolves around the son of a Viking who trains his scrawny, toothless dragon to be a brave hero. Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse lend voices to ‘Dragon’.

Alpha and Omega (April 2010)
Lionsgate | animation | fantasy | Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck
Here is the official synopsis for family comedy Alpha and Omega:

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What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh. Kate’s motto – I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go.

Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other.

Shrek Forever After a.k.a. Shrek Goes Fourth (May 21, 2010)
DreamWorks | animation | fantasy | Director: Mike Mitchell
The further adventures of Shrek, the lovable giant green ogre living in the land of Far, Far Away.

ShockYa posted the teaser poster below from Shrek Forever After.

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Shrek Forever After movie poster
Shrek Forever After movie poster

Guardians of Ga’Hoole (September 24, 2010)
Warner Bros. | animation | fantasy adventure | Director: Zack Snyder
Ga’Hoole is based on the first three books in a series of fantasy adventures, following Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s.

Oobermind a.k.a. The Master Mind (November 2010)
DreamWorks | animation | comedy | Director: Tom McGrath
A satirical take on superhero movies, in which a notorious villain loses his oomph after he accidentally kills his nemesis. The film’s title character will be voiced by Ben Stiller. He is scheduled to be joined by Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey.

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TRON 2.0 (2011)
Disney | live-action/animated | sci-fi/thriller | Director: Joseph Kosinski
A virtual-world worker attempts to take down the Master Control Program in the new film, which stars Garrett Hedlund.