Disney will release a 3D version of its classic 1994 animated blockbuster The Lion King on Sept. 16, 2011, the studio announced today. It follows the trend of high-profile library fare getting extra-dimensional face-lifts (the studio upgraded its first two Toy Story films ahead of Toy Story 3), the latest being Fox’s recent announcement that it will present Titanic in 3D on April 6, 2012.

Disney also said today that its 3D John Carter Of Mars has a new title: John Carter. The release date for the sci-fi actioner starring Taylor Kitsch remains March 9, 2012.