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October 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Although Warner Bros. announced as long ago as last January that it was working on a 3D version of its two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it said today that it had abandoned plans to release the first part in 3D because there wasn’t enough time for it to “meet the highest standards of quality.” The studio plans to release the film in 2D on schedule on Nov. 19. It released a statement today (Friday) saying, “We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate Harry Potter experience.” The studio added that it still expects to release a 3D version of Deathly Hallows Part 2 on July 15, 2011. Earlier this year, the quality of Warner Bros.’ 3D conversion of Clash of the Titans, was roundly booed by critics.

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