NY Times: 'Top Directors See the Future, and They Say It's in 3-D'
“I believe that this is the single greatest opportunity for the moviegoing experience since the advent of color,” Jeffrey Katzenberg, the chief executive of DreamWorks Animation, said in an e-mail message. “It has been more than 60 years since there has been a significant enhancement or innovation to the moviegoing experience.”
(I'd take issue with the 60 years comment... that leaves out stereo sound, VistaVision, CinemaScope, Cinerama, the original wave of anaglyphic 3-D movies, Sensurround, stadium seating, and cup-holders.)
Some trivia for you: in 1953, the peak year of the original 3-D boom, there were 23 movies released in 3-D, including 'House of Wax' and 'It Came from Outer Space.' (I'd be surprised if we see a half-dozen 3-D releases this year from major studios.) By 1955, there was just one movie made in 3-D.