Yesterday, the studio talked to press about their plans for their 90th anniversary in 2013, and in addition to unveiling a new logo and announcing a slate of DVD collections and whatnot, WB revealed that they are converting "The Wizard Of Oz" from 2D to 3D for a forthcoming home video release. It seems that after 2005's Two-Disc Special Edition and Three-Disc Collector's Edition (yes, they came out the same year) and an expansive 70th anniversary release on both BluRay and DVD (spanning four and five discs respectively) in 2009, WB has run out of things to do with "The Wizard Of Oz," so they decided, "Fuck it, let's just 3D this thing."
For a company about to celebrate ninety years in the business, this is a pretty appalling way to crap on the legacy of one of the most beloved films under their banner (though, if we're going to be technical, 'Oz' was originally an MGM production, but those are just details). But hey, a buck is a buck is a buck. And you know, for kids! Because all that black-and-white stuff at the beginning might put those restless youngins' to sleep. "The Wizard Of Oz: 3D!" is slated for a fall 2013 release.
No word yet on what WB's plans are for their 100th anniversary, but at this rate we wouldn't be surprised if they called up Ted Turner and asked him if he was still interested in colorizing old movies. [Collider]